John LaForge

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John LaForge is on the staff of Nukewatch a peace and nuclear watchdog group in Wisconsin.

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Wed. Dec. 30th, 2015

Nuclear War Fever in Campaign Boasts

John LaForge

I don’t know if sand can glow in the dark, but we’re going to find out.” Sen. Cruz’s seemingly glib statement was a thinly veiled threat to use nuclear weapons in the Syrian civil war.

Wed. Dec. 2nd, 2015

Their Unspeakable Crimes and Our Avoidable Mistakes

John LaForge

It took until Nov. 23 for DWB to identify all the staff members who’d been killed. The group reported Nov. 23 that the hospital was, “hit with precise and repeated airstrikes for more than an hour.”

Tue. Nov. 24th, 2015

Moves to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons Possession Winning Global Support

John LaForge

Nuclear-armed countries spend more than $143 billion per annum on maintaining and updating their arsenals, diverting public funds from critical services such as education and health care, yet nuclear weapons are ineffective and counterproductive

Thu. Oct. 22nd, 2015

Still torture after all these years

John LaForge

The UN Human Rights Committee has called for further investigations into the US’s “unlawful killings and the use of torture in overseas operations.” The UN Committee Against Torture has raised grave concerns over the US’s current interrogation rules

Wed. Sep. 30th, 2015

Fukushima Radiation in Pacific Reaches West Coast

John LaForge

Dr. Buesseler announced his jaw-dropping assessment Sept. 27 after his researchers found that cesium-134 from Fukushima’s triple reactor catastrophe had reached the West Coast of Canada.

Thu. Jul. 9th, 2015

Missile Fields Scandalized from Top to Bottom

John LaForge

Officers among the 9,600 personnel in the Minuteman III missile system have been accused of and penalized for distributing illegal narcotics, violating safety and security rules, failing proficiency exercises, sleeping at the controls

Wed. Jul. 1st, 2015

Don’t Be Fooled: Nuclear Power Kills

John LaForge

You’ve heard the slogan: ‘Nobody died at Three Mile Island,’ or ‘Nobody died at Fukushima.’ The dearth of US news coverage about worker deaths and on-going contamination spewing from Fukushima