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  • Steve Bannon's Former Site Is the New Monarch of Right-Wing Media

    Steve Bannon's Breitbart News has elected a president, reshaped the media landscape, and eclipsed Fox News and Rush Limbaugh.

  • When "Free Speech" Kills

    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.

  • Fukushima Plant Is Releasing 770,000 Tons of Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

    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)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."

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