The nuclear madness of George Bush

Submitted by Green Left Weekly on Wed, 22/03/2006 - 12:21

On February 6, US President George Bush confirmed his intention to commit the US to a program of reprocessing nuclear fuel. Touted as a key measure in the ''Advanced Energy Initiative'', outlined in Bush's January State of the Union speech, the plutonium extracted from spent fuel is allegedly to be used as a fuel source for a new generation of nuclear power plants across the US and elsewhere. The proposal will overturn a 29-year ban in the US on reprocessing spent nuclear fuel to extract plutonium.

Green Left Weekly #661, March 22, 2006
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Oxfam report: Australia's Indigenous health shame
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International News

# UNITED STATES: The nuclear madness of George Bush
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# US nuclear hypocrisy: Bush pushes Iran sanctions
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# IRAQ: US military trained government death squads
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# IRAQ: Minister admits death squads operate from inside government
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# PALESTINE: Israel's attack on Jericho
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# Global protests demand 'troops out!'
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# FRANCE: Mass protests; 50 universities occupied
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# BOLIVIA: Who's in Morales's government?
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In Brief

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# NEW ZEALAND: McDonald's backs down
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# MARSHALL ISLANDS: Islanders fight for US nukes compensation
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# VENEZUELA: New national flag recognises struggles
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# VENEZUELA: Minister proposes Radiosur
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# WEST PAPUA: Several killed in Freeport uprising
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# PHILIPPINES: Union leader shot dead
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# ISRAEL: Hospital holds baby for ransom
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From: glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Date: Mar 22, 2006 10:40 AM
Subject: The nuclear madness of George Bush - Green Left Weekly #661, March 22, 2006 (1)

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