Mumia's Death Senternce Declared Unconstitutional (again)




On April 26 the US Court of Appeals, 3d circuit, unanimously concluded that Mumia Abu Jamal's death sentence was unconstitutional!  

The finding hinges on the how the jury was advised to consider evidence; as they did in 2008, the court found that the jury was not told that evidence in favor of a liffe verdict did not have to be agreed upon unanimously.  The jurors felt obligated to disregard evidence upon which they did not agree.  Evidence supporting a life verdict would have thus remained unconsidered, a process which is fundamentally unfair. From the article in the Bay View:

This decision marks an important step forward in the struggle to correct the mistakes of an unfortunate chapter in Pennsylvania history,” said John Payton, director-counsel of LDF. “Again acknowledging the existence of clear constitutional error in Mr. Abu-Jamal’s trial, the Court of Appeals’ decision enhances confidence in the criminal justice system and helps to relegate the kind of unfairness on which this death sentence rested to the distant past.”

Professor Ritter noted: “Pennsylvania long ago abandoned the confusing and misleading instructions and verdict slip that were relied on in Mr. Abu-Jamal’s trial in order to prevent unfair and unjust death sentences. Courts now use clear and unambiguous language to advise sentencing juries about their ability to consider evidence that favors a life verdict. Mr. Abu-Jamal is entitled to no less constitutional protection.”

Excerpts from his work:

From "String of berayal" (converning Mumia's being told that his dreadlocked hair did not fit within the 'image' of the radio station at which he worked, in response to which he wrote:

Are we talking about a radio station or a TV station? In the past three years, my hair has grown long, in a form some people call dreadlocks. Also in that time, I have worked in white radio, producing pieces good enough to garner a 1980 Major Armstrong Award (first place for news) along with other staffers at WUHYs 91 Report. Why are so-called dreadlocks so objectionable at a so-called BLACK radio station when it was a non-issue at a white one? When a Black man stops combing his OWN hair, which grows out of his OWN head, in the form of his fathers, and PROJECTS HIS OWN IMAGE, one as African as the African seed that produced him, ANOTHER BLACK MAN OBJECTS!

from "the Dirty Game  (POLITICS)" written on Hallowe'en, 2010:

If ever there was an election drama that revealed the sheer contempt that Democrats have for their most loyal voting bloc  Blacks  this was the clearest, for the nominee was a Black man running for a seat in one of the whitest clubs in America  the U.S. Senate. In the last half-century, only four Blacks have served in the Senate: Edward Brooks of Massachusetts, Carol Moseley-Braun and Barack H. Obama of Illinois, and the gubernatorially-appointed Sen. Roland Burris from Illinois. Democrats want to keep the Senate as the most exclusive country club in the nation. 
Both articles, written in 2010, can be found here.  both © Copyright 2010 Mumia Abu-Jamal. Read Mumia’s new book, “Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the U.S.A.,” available from City Lights Publishing, www.citylights.com or (415) 362-8193. Keep updated atwww.freemumia.com. For Mumia’s commentaries, visit www.prisonradio.org. For recent interviews with Mumia, visit www.blockreportradio.com. Encourage the media to publish and broadcast Mumia’s commentaries and interviews. 

Mumia may be contacted at: Mumia Abu-Jamal, AM 8335, SCI-Greene, 175 Progress Dr., Waynesburg PA 15370.


Hopefully this marks a turning point for a principled and far seeing individual; hopefully this marks the beginning of the end of Mumia's 29 years on Death Row.

Odious as they may be, comparisons come to mind, comparisons that I cannot in good conscience make as I am in no position to judge. Neither, apparantly, are those to whom redounds the responsibiliy of making such comparisons.  George Bush the Elder and the Younger, and tgheir cohorts, have not spent so much as one day behind bars; neither have evecutives at BP, and both are responsible for far more deaths.  It is easy to posit a policeman  among them.  It would have made little difference had that in fact been verified to be the case -- as in fact it was with the Plame affair (See 2 CIA deaths in Afghanistan linked to the outing of Valerie Plame ...). Of course I am hesitant to argue that the perceived presence or absence of virtue should be enough to decide such a case -- the question of who is doing the deciding is too important -- but we are already putting frail humans in charge.  The least nod we could make in the general direction of The Good  would be to ensure that any mistakes would not be so unequivocably final.

                                                                                                                  
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(VIDEO) Tactical Nuclear Weapon in Iraq? UPDATED



Been meaning to put this up for a while. Please comment if you have any information for us; we would love to know.



















UPDATE:


found, on GLP:





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"...For small nuclear detonations, such as tactical nukes, the resultant EMP in magnitude enough to do this would have a very short range, 1/4 mile or less. The explosion we witnessed at Camp Falcon is entirely consistent with that of a tactical nuclear device with a 10 to 20 kiloton capacity.

The DoD isn't saying much about the incident. They're zipped tight about the incident. When all of this is considered, it does not bode well. As I said before, I hope this was not a tactical nuke, but I have my nagging doubts almost to certainty that it was..."


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At 8:37 PM, Eric Stewart said...

All manner of attempts to discredit this bit of news have arised and why not? This has the potential to be far more damaging to the Bush administration than anything that has occured on his watch yet - yes anything. We are talking about storing nuclear devices in a foreign country, in a war zone. For what?

There has been a steady campaign, as well, to paint this explosion as some other kind of very large bomb. Here I provide links to video evidence showing what happens when the largest non-nuclear bomb ever created goes off, the MOAB. You will notice that the MOAB, unlike the bomb that went off in Iraq, does not bathe the entire landscape in white light, which is a form of electromagnetic radiation (thermal radiation, or heat, is not the same color). As well, it does not mushroom, this the biggest non-nuclear device ever devised. The last link, below, shows the first ever H-bomb detonation, in which we see the brilliant flash first (clearly visible even in broad daylight), as in the Iraq videos.

The Iraqi video is useful in that it shows a much further angle, showing just how much of the city is bathed in light and the Marines' video is useful in that we see concern about fallout in regards to wind directions and that the sirens did not go off until the mushroom went off.





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Scary New Ways Big Brother Has Been Watching
- And Recording -
You


In fact, they have been recognizing you by mere snippet of voiceprint for some time now, and they are gearing up not only to record everything to search it later, but to search through what they have already been recording.  Go back and mine the data with new questions. Patterns mined from persons of interest are then used to find other persons of interest.  Pattern recognition includes slang and other linguistic codes learned from intercepted conversations.  These patterns are not limited to keywords; they interpret content.  They include time and place as well as inflection.  They do not have to be in English.  A live human being is not required for pattern recognition.  Did I mention voiceprint?  And don't get me started on GPS -- now that we see that your smartphone is smart enough to secretly record your coordinates continually for later retrieval by whomever has the backdoor key...



Remember: by the time wehear about a surveillance technology, or see it in action, it is already obsolete.  It has already been upgraded.  It would be an error to consider such planned leakages of information to be the measure of the strength of the Panopticon.

With that in mind please note that this dense, scary presentation, which ccc.de diety Andy Müller-Maguhn subtitled "The Big Brother Services Industry and their tools,"
was given given on December 30th, 2009.




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From Andy's Introduction:








But hey, I warned you... last March.. (see  Your Private Life Will Suddenly Explode: Narus's 'Hone'). 



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Netanyahu, '07: 'I'll Join Olmert if Israel Stops Not Attacking Iran'


 July 20, 2007, the day before the anniversary of the Second Lebanon War.  If we are to trust the Israeli WikiLeaks collection (much virtue in 'if'*), the US State Department recieved word, in a  "confidential" (that is, not even "secret") telegram from  Marc J. Sievers, political counselor at the US Embassy, Tel Aviv, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was willing to join with Ehud Olmert, head of the Kadima party in 2007 --  that is, if Israel would finally attack Iran. Two days beforehand, Amir Peretz, Defense Minister and the head of Labor, resigned. The telegram discussed the establishment of a national unity government, in which the Likud Party would join Kadima, with Olmert as prime minister. 

This was not the first time Netanyahu expressed willingness to make such a deal, either:
One of Netanyahu's advisers, whose name was not revealed in the message, spoke with American officials on the matter. "The adviser commented that the possibility of a national unity government, bruited in the press, is a possibility, but only if Olmert initiated such a move in order to galvanize Israel for action against Iran. He said that in such a scenario, Netanyahu would probably accept an offer of the Foreign Ministry," wrote Sievers.

This was the second time Netanyahu expressed willingness to support the prime minister if he initiated an attack against Iran. In the summer of 2005, Netanyahu resigned as finance minister in Ariel Sharon's cabinet over the Gaza disengagement plan. In December that year, Sharon left the Likud and founded Kadima. At the time, Netanyahu told Sharon he would "support him if he acted against Iran before the elections," reported Aluf Benn in Haaretz two years ago.



* "Your 'if' is the only peacemaker; much virtue in 'if" - Shakespeare, As You Like It, V, iv.







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PNAC: a Nominally American Conspiracy


Been meaning to put this up for a while, but what with the Gulf, and now Japan...  


I hope we make it, people.   I am still rooting for us monkeys.  Let's be the people-with-their-heads-not-up-their-asses that we want to see in the world.

To which end may I present Daniel Abrahamson.  

You may not agree with everything he has to say -- I would be surprised if you could even absorb it all.  (And if you knew it all already -- you should post.) So sachedule a couple of hours when you can try to take this in.  (Hint: its better than Zeitgeist).

You'll be glad you did.



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Project for the New American Consciousness? Perhaps Now Anythings Constitutional? or, Primer Needed by the Attentive Citizen?  A call for suggestions, nay, a contest, declared! For acromymical (ahem) entertainment purposes only.

Speaking of which, I welcome comments, in case you hadn't noticed.  A blog is a venerable research technology.  I am very thankful to every Gentle Reader who has taken the time to share what they know.  Together we can fix this mess, I am certain. The questions that remain are not so much of philosophy as of logistics.  Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law -- real soon now...


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but wait, how about I leave you with something fun?  This is what I call fun.  It may also finish off what is left of your mind.  As far as I know, all, (I checked them), all the sources for the bold statements made by the following video are in fact correct.  It may be a bit out of date -- it was made in 2006, back when bad presidents sounded bad -- but -- it has a good beat... so hold on to whatever you need to --




by Ignorance Isn't Bliss




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MWKPA | "Corporate Cannibal" by Grace Jones.



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Welcome to the new format: 
Enter freely. Go safely, and leave something of the happiness you bring! 
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Awesome Nuclear Crisis Resource Mind Map



Well the below still stands -- but there are some new download links to be aware of....





Specifically: 
Please visit this page for links to download the mind map...


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Ex-TepCo-Exec:
No Concrete for Nuke Plant:
Get Fuel First



From the Mainichi Daily News, Mainichi, Japan.  Human translated, summary by T. Marks, subsequent editing & emphasis mine.


TEPCO won't take Chernobyl approach to resolving nuclear power plant crisis Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) adviser Toshiaki Enomoto is pictured at the company's Tokyo head office. It may take 10 years to start removing damaged nuclear fuel from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, but the plant's operator is adamant not to bury the damaged reactors while fuel remains in them, a company official has said: "We will definitely remove the fuel." Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) adviser Toshiaki Enomoto stressed that the company would not bury the reactors in concrete in a "stone tomb" approach like the one adopted at Chernobyl. 
TEPCO chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata has announced plans to decommission the plant's No. 1 through 4 reactors. Normally it takes 20 to 30 years to decommission a reactor, but the process at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant is expected to take even longer as workers must start by developing specialized equipment to remove damaged fuel.
Enomoto said that for the time being the ongoing process of injecting water into the No. 1, 2 and 3 reactors at the plant was essential. The plant's residual heat removal system could take a month to get up and running again, Enomoto said. At the same time measures will proceed to have radioactive material contained within the reactor buildings within a few months, Enomoto said. Enomoto said nuclear fuel at the plant could not be removed using conventional methods for two reasons: The reactor buildings are damaged, and measures are needed to prevent the spread of radiation; and 25 to 70 percent damage has occurred to the fuel rods in the No. 1, 2 and 3 reactors. New methods to remove the fuel must be developed, and it will take 10 years before workers can start removing fuel, he said.
This March 24, 2011 aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone and released by AIR PHOTO SERVICE shows damaged Unit 4 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (AP Photo/AIR PHOTO SERVICE) The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said that it took five years for workers to be able to open a pressurized container following the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station accident in March 1979, when about 45 percent of the nuclear reactor fuel melted. It was another six years before the removal of nuclear fuel was completed. He worked at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant four times, including when the No. 1 reactor was started up on a trial basis in 1970. He resigned as executive vice president and head of the company's nuclear power headquarters in 2002 over the cover-up of nuclear reactor trouble.

Now is this because that's the best way to do this?  Or because the fuel is extremely costly?  I certaintly hope its the former; perhaps my new hero Arnold Gundersen willl address this.  Because if not, if he is subjecting us all to this horror because of money....  I try not to use foul language here. 

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UPDATE: Excellent discussion of this post at reddit -- thought my Gentle Readership might benefit. 


Wait, no, this is Planet X?!


Wait, no, this is Planet X?!

Whatever happened to that impressively massive object NASA was set to find
That sounded like the infamous Nbiru, but this....  does too ...
From a press release of the Royal Astronomers Society. Emphasis mine.
Astronomers from the Armagh Observatory in Northern Ireland have found that a recently discovered asteroid has been following the Earth in its motion around the Sun for at least the past 250,000 years, and may be intimately related to the origin of our planet. Their work appears in a paper in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

The asteroid first caught the eye of the scientists, Apostolos "Tolis" Christou and David Asher, two months after it was found by the WISE infrared survey satellite, launched in 2009 by the United States. "Its average distance from the Sun is identical to that of the Earth", says Dr Christou, "but what really impressed me at the time was how Earth-like its orbit was". Most near-Earth Asteroids — NEAs for short — have very eccentric, or egg-shaped, orbits that take the asteroid right through the inner solar system. But the new object, designated 2010 SO16, is different. Its orbit is almost circular so that it cannot come close to any other planet in the solar system except possibly the Earth.


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They found that all the clones remained in a so-called "horseshoe" state with respect to the Earth. In this configuration, an object mimics very closely the orbital motion of our planet around the Sun, but as seen from Earth it appears to slowly trace out a horseshoe shape in space. Asteroid 2010 SO16 takes 175 years to make the trip from one end of the horseshoe to the other. So while on the one hand its orbit is remarkably similar to Earth's, in fact "this asteroid is terraphobic", explains Tolis. "It keeps well away from the Earth. So well, in fact, that it has likely been in this orbit for several hundred thousand years, never coming closer to our planet than 50 times the distance to the Moon". This is where it is now, near the end of the horseshoe trailing the Earth.


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The Emergency Statement from Fukushima



From Yoshimi Takashi Hikosaka's blog, from the human beings bearing the brunt of this environmental catastrophe, comes this request, entreating the government of Japan and, I think, governments everywhere:



The emergency statement from Fukushima [link]

Everybody 

Today, coincidentally, March 26 is the day that started operation 40 years ago, nuclear power plants in Fukushima. 
40 years later, it emerged today of the devastation. 
Fukushima people have been exposed to radioactive contamination from nuclear accidents, on March 25 issued a 
Introducing the peel.


Yoshimi Takashi Hikosaka 
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. 
- Emergency statement; 


March 1971, TEPCO to make electricity to send to the metropolitan area in the land of the Fukushima nuclear power 
Started. Since 40 years, we have a huge risk of accident continues to be released 
Environmental and biological effects of radioactivity, the nuclear waste being left on the other, and embracing fear 
But has lived example. 

Fukushima Prefectural many people ever warned about the dangers of nuclear accidents 
More radical measures to, disclosure of the information, and asked residents to hold meetings, Purusa 
Including thermal, nuclear and worn over the design life of abuse, can increase the risk for 
Has been the opposite. 

March 11, a major nuclear accident had been feared, became a reality. 

Nuclear power plant disaster occurred two weeks, fear and confusion we have, to be losing their home and life 
In sorrow and anger, looking for a way to survive. In this crisis, more than 
To realize that under emergency, national, local, and requesting for Toukyoudenryoku, everyone 
We call for your cooperation. 

1 
Please evacuate as soon as possible to achieve for children and pregnant women. 

The most serious effects of radiation received is the growing fetus and children. Responsible for future 
To protect the health and lives of U-generation, the government bombed the area of high risk, as soon as possible far- 
Please allow people to safely evacuate. 30 km zone has been forced to retreat indoors 
And in areas where space is already high doses are measured, can be a priority area and downwind 
To above, please perform the evacuation. 

2. 
To avoid further exposure, please expand the evacuation area. 

Currently, the refuge area has been limited to within 20 kilometers, 50 kilometers from the city already Hukushima 
Are confirmed and 400 times the normal dose, but radioactive contamination has spread significantly. And 
However, there is no indication from the government shelter, but many residents are away from school or work 
Wound and is in danger of exposure. 

And municipal government, the actual situation of radioactive contamination, weather conditions, future more serious radiation 
Fully into account the risk of contamination, such as performance, prompts evacuation zone to expand drastically. 

3. 
Livelihood of residents moved to the area is not safe, to protect yourself from the dangers of radioactivity 
Please carry the goods as soon as possible and provide the correct information. 

Lack the information needed to choose whether to evacuate or stay on the age and health 
Why not move on, do not place the family can not move jobs to evacuate the area because it is not 
Can not leave the place, they put everything back home and loving life ever built and 
Not only by reason and many others, is still in Fukushima Prefecture, from and live with such anxiety that many residents 
To. 

Now, what we need is based on inaccurate information to panic 
Dzuita "false security" is not. Accurate, detailed information is required. First, under external 
A clear distinction between internal exposure and aeration, be sure to provide accurate information about the dangers of internal radiation exposure 
If Dasa. 

The information on radioactive contamination of food is currently flowing water atmosphere, the acute disorder 
Late-onset disorders, often confusing and external exposure to internal radiation exposure, this is our own 
Unable to determine the appropriate actions to choose the status of the minutes. The status of the primary rear Hukushima 
Real-time information, notice if there is extensive proliferation of radioactive materials and Doraibento particularly realistic prediction of the risk of explosions, radiation and weather information based on it, and more 
Simulation of diffusion of such material, please tell the residents and citizens. 

In addition, residents may not evacuate to a distance now reach the correct information and materials necessary for life, is isolated.As the safety of these people are protected, and radiation materials necessary for life 
The government supplies and protection of accurate information to protect themselves from exposure to full capacity, the county's responsibility Toukyoudenryoku 
In, please ensure delivery. 


4. 

Please Fukushima nuclear power plant 10 based on decommissioning. 
And TEPCO in the country, public health and safety, including residents and future generations and protection of land 
All the highest priority, thank you for every effort to respond to the termination of this nuclear accident. 


We can not coexist with nuclear power plants can not produce such a tragedy. 
And TEPCO countries, all 10 groups of primary Fukushima, in a way not to waste any further spread of radioactive contamination 
To the furnace, thank you that you have the responsibility to safely manage over the years. 


5. 

Stop nuclear power stations and nuclear facilities across the country, a radical overhaul of the country's nuclear policy 
Please. 


Where I come to know when the next great earthquake. But the day certainly did 
Come. March 11, we have experienced fear and "missed" regrettable that the virtual 
Atonement, there again, people may experience in other areas should not be. State and power companies, each 
The municipality, based on the precautionary principle and the latest findings, to stop nuclear power plants now in operation as soon as possible 
Pause, please earthquake disaster prevention measures in nuclear power plants as possible. 


Nuclear power as a national policy, other things related to the country and TEPCO has promoted a policy cycle核燃 
The company, sincerely regret that caused such a severe accident, apologize to the people, 
Little desire to fulfill their responsibilities have a huge shift to nuclear energy policy of nuclear de- 
Masu. 


The tsunami disaster of this nuclear accident, a heart for your warm support from everyone in the country and the world 
Thank you from. Subsided for a nuclear accident and the ongoing Hukuzima, the threat to life 
Thanks very much to most people who are desperate to work yet ventured. 


Not to nullify the primary victims of this enormous disaster that the払Wasa, all the people 
Thank you for some of you for taking action on them. 


Everyone across the country, the reality is happening in our hometown in Fukushima, interest should continue to watch 
Sai. There is also the border border to radiation. First and life and health of our future generations 
Thought to make a choice, and the public the right information, calls for the necessary national measures to local 
Please give your. 


Caused by the nuclear reality, the reality of this tragedy that caused our society, all people 
From having to face only, hope for the future is生Maremasen. 


Kita Azuma people around the tsunami disaster affected, all the risk of exposure to radiation and to share 
People, with people all over the world, no escape from this harsh reality, to minimize the damage 
Kept, it should not make a mistake like that will bring together the wisdom and courage to be human 
We call. 


40 years of primary Hairoakushon Committee on March 25, 2011 Hukushima 
Http://Hairoaction.com < Http://Hairoaction.com/ > 
info@hairoaction.com 
Office 080-1807-6999 
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Information Sources; 
The above statement is what he sent to city council Kooriyama Hebiishi Shirakawa Masumi Ikuko. 
Damn sent to the mailing list to Mr. Shirakawa Masumi People's Plan Study, 
The university management was underground even spread to the mailing list. 
Original information;
Hukushima Kenmin by volunteers to make "40 years of primary Hukuzima Hairoakushon Committee" of 25 members, including Yamagata, Tochigi, Fukushima, Osaka, and Fukuoka prefectures, according to one of 10, the first nuclear power plant accident Hukushima announced by emergency statement.

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jack
Say to those who until now has been promoting nuclear power. Fukushima rallying is what you guys 居合Waserubeki It's a scene of the collapse of the world's first nuclear reactor.
Because of safety, you guys want proof.
by Jack (2011-03-26 8:31 p.m.) 
Hiko
jack at the beginning of the nuclear accident like the restoration work, the president of TEPCO standing executive, led a person to take and soak up the radiation.

British aristocracy, and war occurs, we came to the army, headed for their children. Is a high mortality rate of children of the nobility. I came to take the responsibility of governing by doing so.

Japan's TEPCO also management, restoration work can lead yourself and your child, you should take responsibility for things that clearly.
by Hiko (2011-03-28 00:55) 


I came across this when researching the recent 'gag order' on bulletin boards and internet posts issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, "Affiliate Request to telecom operators on the appropriate response to the false rumors on the Internet pertaining to East earthquake." As far as I can tell, that was seeking to use hate crime laws to halt the spread of information about the nuclear situation of which the government did not approve. (links: JapaneseEnglish).  I could be wrong....  wanting to know more about it, I selected the name of the newly established working group,  "working team to ensure safety measures... in the affected areas to ensure safety," in its original script, and fed it into google to see if any of the results were blogs.  

This is how I found  Yoshimi Takashi Hikosaka the "200-D of art" -- and his post on the above is worth the read indeed.

Then I saw the above.  I hope it achieves its intended result.  I am wondering, is public lack of access to radiation measurements implied here?  For people that close to the exclusion zone?  I know the government is not forcing evacuation outside of 20 km -- but are they tacitly prohibiting it?  I wish I had a better translation!

Here is the original.  Please drop a line in the comments should you be able to shed light upon any of this.


In case the link below does not work, here is the link for the original blog as well as the google translation.  The original was not letting me view it last I checked.




福島からの緊急声明[状況と変動]

みなさま 

奇しくも本日、3月は26日には、40年前に福島原発が稼働を開始した日です。 
40年経って、今日の惨状が出現したのです。 
原発事故による放射能汚染にさらされている福島の人びとが、3月25日に発したア 
ピールをご紹介します。


彦坂尚嘉 
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【紧急声明】 


1971年3月、東京電力は、首都圏へ送る電気を作るため、福島の地で、原子力発电 
を開始しました。以来40年间、私たちは、巨大な事故発生のリスク、放出され続ける 
放射能が環境と生物に与える影響、そして残される核のゴミなどについて、不安を抱 
えながら暮らしてきました。 

これまでたくさんの福島県民国民が、原発の危険性について警鐘を鳴らし、事故 
へのより根本的な対策と、情報の公開、県民への説明会の開催などを求め、プルサー 
マルをはじめ、設計寿命を超えた老朽原発の酷使など、危険を増大することに対して 
反対してきました。 

3月11日、危惧されていた原発の大事故が、現実のものとなってしまいました。 

原発震災発生から2周间、私たちは混乱と恐怖、故郷と生活を失いつつあることへ 
の悲しみと憤りの中で、生き延びる道を探しています。この危機的状況において、以 
下のことを緊急に実現することを、国、自治体、および東京電力に対し要望し、皆様 
のご協力を呼びかけます。 

1、 
子どもはと妊婦の一刻も早い避難を実現してください。 

放射能の影響を最も深刻に受けるのは、胎児と成長期の子どもたちです。未来を担 
う世代の健康と生命を守るため、政府は、被爆の危険の高い地域から、一刻も早く遠 
方へ安全に避難できるようにしてください。屋内退避を余儀なくされている30キロ圏 
内および、すでに高い空間線量が計測されている地域、風下になりうる地域などを優 
先して、避難を実施してのください。 

2、 
一層の被ばくを避けるため、避難区域を拡大してのください。 

现在、避難区域は20キロ圏内に限定されていますが、すでに50キロ離れた福島市内 
でも通常の400倍の線量が確認されるなど、放射能汚染は大きく広がっています。し 
かし、政府からの避難指示がないため、多くの県民は学校や職場から離れることがで 
きず、被ばくの危険にさらされています。 

政府および自治体は、実際の放射能汚染の状況、気象条件、今後のより深刻な放射 
能汚染のリスクなどを十分考慮し、抜本的に避難区域を拡大するよう求めます。 

3、 
安全圏への移動ができない住民の生活を支え、放射能の危険から身を守るための 
正しいは、情報と物資の提供を早急に実施してください。 

避難するかとどまるかを選択するために必要な情報が十分にない、高齢や健康上の 
理由で移動できない、移動できない家族を置いていけない、避難区域ではないため職 
場を離れられない、そして愛する故郷とこれまで築き上げた生活のすべてを置いてい 
けない、等々の理由で、今も福島県内には、たくさんの県民が不安を抱えながら暮ら 
しています。 

今、私たちが必要としているのは、パニックを起こさないための不正確な情報に基 
づいた"偽の安心"ではありません。正確かつ詳細な情報が必要です。まず、外部被 
曝と内部被曝を明確に区別し、内部被曝の危険性についての正確な情報を提供してく 
ださい。 

水大気食物の放射能汚染に関して現在流されている情報は、急性障害と 
晩発性障害、内部被曝と外部被曝を混同していることが多く、これでは、私たちが自 
分の状況を適切に判断し行動選択することができません。また福島原発の状況のリア 
ルタイムの情報、特にドライベントなど大規模な放射性物質の拡散がある場合の予告、爆発のリスクに関する現実的な予測、そして詳細な気象情報とそれに基づく放射 
性物質の拡散のシュミレーションなどを、県民および国民に伝えてのください。 

また、遠方への避難ができない住民は今、正しい情報と生活に必要な物資が届かず、孤立しています。こうした人々の安全が守られるよう、生活に必要な物資と放射 
能被曝から最大限身を守るための正確な情報と防護用品を政府、県、東京電力の責任 
において、確実に届けてのください。 


4、 

福岛原発10基は廃炉にしてください。 
国と東京電力には、未来の世代も含めた県民と国民の健康と安全、そして国土の保 
全を最優先には、は、この原発事故終息へ向けての全力の対応をお願いします。 


私たちは、このような悲劇を生み出す原子力発電所と共存することはできません。 
国と東京電力は、福岛原発10基全てを、これ以上放射能汚染を拡散させない方法で廃 
炉にして、、は、永年にわたり責任をもって安全に管理することをお願いします。 


5 

全国の原子力発電所および核関連施設の停止、国の原子力政策の抜本的見直しを 
してください。 


次の巨大地震がいつどこにくるのかは分かりません。しかし、その日は確実にやっ 
てきます。3月11日、私たちが経験した恐怖と"間に合わなかった"という無念の想 
いを、他の地域の人々が再び経験することがあってはなりません。国と電力会社、各 
自治体は、最新の知見と予防原則に基づき、一刻も早く今稼動中の原子力発電所を停 
止し、最大限の原発震災防災対策を講じてください。 


国策として原子力発電、核燃サイクル政策を推進してきた国と東京電力ほか関連事 
業者は、このような過酷事故を引き起こしたことに対し深く反省し、国民に謝罪し、 
原子力政策の脱原子力への転換をもってその巨大な責任を少しでも果たすことを望み 
ます。 


今回の震災津波原発事故において、全国と世界の皆様からの温かいご支援に心 
から感謝いたします。また現在も続く福島原発事故の鎮静化のために、生命の危険を 
冒して、ながら必死の活動をされている方々へ最大の感謝を申し上げます。 


この原発震災によって払わされる多大な犠牲を無にしないために、全ての人々がさ 
らに何らかの行動を起こしてくださることをお願いします。 


全国のみなさん、私たちの故郷福島に起きている現実を、どうぞ注視し続けてくだ 
さい。放射能に県境も国境もありません。は、私たちと未来の世代の健康と生命を第一に 
考えた選択をするために、正しい情報の公開と、必要な国自治体の対策を求める声 
をあげてください。 


核が引き起こす現実、この悲劇を引き起こした私たち社会の現実に、全ての人々が 
直面することからしか、未来への希望は生まれません。 


震灾津波の被害を受けた東北各地の人々 、そして放射能被曝の危険を共有する全 
国民、全世界の人々とともに、この厳しい現実から逃げることなく、被害を最小限に 
とどめ、今後同様の過ちを犯すことのないよう、人類の勇気と叡智を結集することを 
呼びかけます。 


2011年3月25日ハイロアクション福島原発40年実行委员会 
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情报出典; 
上記の声明ははは、郡山市議会議員蛇石郁子が白川真澄氏に送ったものです。 
白川は真澄氏がピープルズプラン研究所のメーリングリストに送くって、 
さらに地下大学運営メーリングリストに拡散されたものです。 
オリジナル情報;
福島県民の有志でつくる"ハイロアクション福島原発40年実行委员会"のメンバーが25日、栃木県をはじめ山形、福岛、大阪、福岡など合わせて10つの府県で、福岛第一原子力発電所の事故を受けて緊急の声明を発表しました。

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ジャック
原発を今日まで推進してきた人たちに言いたい。あなたたちこそが福島県に結集し、世界で初めての原子炉崩壊の現場に居合わせるべきなのだ。
安全なのだから、あなたたちが証明しての欲しい。
ジャック (2011年3月26日20時31) 
ヒコ
ジャック様事故を起こした原発の復旧作業の先頭に、東電の社長重役は立って、放射能を浴びながら指揮を執るべきです。

イギリスの貴族は、戦争が起きると、自分の子供を軍隊の先頭に立たせて来ました。は、貴族の子弟の死亡率が高いのです。は、そうする事によって支配する者の責任を取って来たのです。

日本の東電の経営陣もまた、自分自身や自分の子供を復旧作業の先頭に立つことで、その責任を取る事を明示すべきです。
ヒコ (2011年3月28日00:55) 





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