Every person who's ever misused arguments for free speech to defend Nazis or white supremacists -- just so they could puff out their chests and apocryphally quote Voltaire with smug certitude -- has some measure of Heather Heyer's blood on their hands.
Thousands of bags of radiation-contaminated soil and debris wait to be processed inside the exclusion zone, close to the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant on February 26, 2016, in Okuma, Japan. (Photo: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images)
Tokyo Electric Power Company is releasing thousands of tons of radioactive water straight into the Pacific Ocean, as the nuclear crisis continues with no end in sight. TEPCO claims tritium is harmless, but a leading environmental toxicologist tells Truthout that tritium can cause "tumors, cancer, genetic defects, developmental abnormalities and adverse reproductive effects."
Thanks to a long history of organizing and collaboration in North Carolina, activists were able to quickly mobilize legal aid for the freedom fighters who took down the statue in Durham, says activist Angaza Laughinghouse, who helped organize the protests there. He organizes workers to fight white supremacist anti-union efforts.
The killing of a woman and injuring of 19 others in Charlottesville, Virginia, by a Nazi sympathizer who slammed his car into a group of anti-racist protesters has brought national attention to a North Carolina bill that would grant civil immunity to drivers who hit protesters in roadways under certain circumstances.