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Environmental lawsuit filed against U.S. Navy’s 2nd Explosives Handling Wharf at Trident nuclear submarine base


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Today, two groups took action to halt construction of a second Explosives Handling Wharf at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor until the public is fully informed about the serious environmental risks of the $715 million project.  The groups filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Tacoma alleging that Navy secrecy surrounding the project is a violation of the National Environmental Policy Act.

The new wharf would be built close to the existing wharf where submarines dock for loading and unloading of Trident missiles.  Plaintiffs are concerned about harm to birds, salmon, seals, whales and other marine life from drilling up to 1,250 pilings and covering an area of water the size of six football fields in ecologically sensitive Hood Canal.

According to Kathy George, Seattle environmental attorney for the plaintiffs, “Before the Navy spends hundreds of millions of tax dollars on this project, Congress and the public are entitled to a complete and open discussion of the risks and less harmful alternatives.”

GroundZero Centerfor Nonviolent Action member Glen Milner stated, “The Navy’s environmental analysis essentially says ‘Don’t worry, trust us.’  But the National Environmental Policy Act was enacted to ensure all significant environmental impacts are disclosed.”

The Navy’s expressed purpose for its $715 million second Explosives Handling Wharf is to support the “Life Extension Program” for the Trident D-5 missiles and Trident strategic weapons on the submarines at Bangor.  The Life Extension Program involves the upgrade of guidance systems, rocket motors in the missiles and other components, which requires additional missile handling operations in Hood Canal.  The Navy announced its decision to proceed with the wharf project on May 18.  The wharf will take four years to build.

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility member Steven Gilbert stated, “As major disasters such as Fukushima become more common, our nation must decrease the potential risk to our environment instead of increasing it, as with the second Explosives Handling Wharf in Hood Canal.”

The operation of the second Explosives Handling Wharf will double the amount of explosives handled at one time in Hood Canal.  The net explosive weight of the two wharves is equal to 7.4 million pounds of TNT in the form of rocket propellant in the missiles.  The propellant is classified as an HC/D 1.1 explosive, more volatile than TNT, and is capable of detonating upon impact.

Plaintiffs listed in the lawsuit include: Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, and individual, Glen Milner.

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So Obama refuses to address a critical issue, Climate destruction and refuses to show up for the Rio Summit, but continues to push for secret Totalitarian, corporate powers, FASCISM ITSLELF, which today is worse, GLOBAL FASCISM.  Fascist Orwellin, totalitarian trade policies are mislabeled,  INVERTED into Nazi/Orwellian  class deformed language and inverted terminologies which equates FREE TRADE with FASCISM.   It is similar to the inversion by the Nazi Slogan over the concentration camps which EQUATED, INVERTED, SLAVERY/ENSLAVED WORK WITH FREEDOM, like all class deformed ideologues and class deformed civil societies.


Fascist austerity is Fascist Capitalism and these Fascist trade agreements are all about the SAME ENSLAVEMENT, DEGREDATION OF HUMANITY AND NATURE to serve the parasitical, Nazi arses, class thugs who shill for ruling classes.  They all use FALSE SOCIAL RHETORIC, BETRAYING SOCIAL PROMISES  and  converting them into CLASS/EMPIRE POLICIES.   This is further proof that  voting for class parties is like asking Elephants to birth kittens, or asking class thuggish, fascist parties to represent social power, social demands, of social classes,  completely illogical, yet the central class myth that social classes continue to embrace, fasely, thereby enslaving themselves to degenerating class, fascist parties, including the fascist democrats, and Fascist Obama:


OBAMA HAS BECOME AN OUTRIGHT FASCIST, WAR MONGER, WAR CRIMINAL, COVERING UP WAR CRIMES, ILLEGAL DRONE MURDERS, ILLEGAL COVERT AGGRESSION FOR THE FASCIST WEST AND FASCIST ZIONISTS OF ISRAEL THROUGH FASCIST NATO.   THE REAL CRIMINALS AND FASCISTS ARE THE ONES IN CONGRESS, IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM, IN THE CORPORATE NEWS BOARDS, IN THE EXECUTIVE LEVEL AND THEIR CO OPED, CORRUPTED U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL , EVEN HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION, THAT BETRAY HUMAN RIGHTS FOR WESTERN FASCISM, GOING AFTER MANNING, ASSANGE.   EVEN DEMOCRACY NOW AND MICHAEL RATNER OF THE CCR POINTS OUT THAT THE EUROPEAN HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN CO OPTED, CORRUPTED BY WESTERN THUGS, WHO HANDED INNOCENT MUSLIMS OVER TO THE FASCIST U.S. AND CANNOT BE TRUSTED, LIKE OBAMA:


Obama Invites Mexico To Join Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Talks


http://www.opednews.com/populum/linkframe.php?linkid=151857


EXCERPT:


"WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's administration on Monday formally invited Mexico to join controversial free trade negotiations known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, reinforcing consumer and environmental group concerns that the deal may establish broad new powers for corporations.


The invitation comes less than one week after a leaked U.S. document sparked an uproar because it proposed terms that would grant corporations the ability to bypass U.S. public interest laws and regulations in courts here and appeal directly to international tribunals. U.S. advocacy groups and some members of Congress have criticized the U.S. proposals.


The U.S. has granted corporations similar powers under trade pacts extending back to the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. But the language in last week's leaked negotiation text broadened key definitions that would allow more companies to challenge a wider spectrum of rules...."


 


Julian Assange of WikiLeaks Seeks Asylum in Ecuador in Attempt to Avoid Extradition to U.S. (VIDEO)


http://www.democracynow.org/2012/6/20/julian_assange_of_wikileaks_seeks_asylum


EXCERPT:


"....NERMEEN SHAIKH: But in response to some of these criticism, Swedish authorities have said that the European Court of Human Rights would intervene if Assange was to face the prospect of, quote, "inhuman or degrading treatment or an unfair trial" in the U.S.


MICHAEL RATNER: Well—well, first of all, wait a second, I’m not sure I understand that at all. The European Court of Human Rights only has jurisdiction over Europe. So, once he’s in the United States, there’s not much the European Court of Human Rights can do. In addition, the European Court of Human Rights recently came down with a major decision concerning four English Muslim men, and what they said was so negative and so outrageous, in my view, and such a denial of rights, that I would not depend on the European Court of Human Rights. They basically disregarded the fact that people spend years in solitary in the United States, that they get life sentences, that they have no way—that they have—they’re in communications managements units where they can’t speak to each other. And despite all of that evidence in the European Court of Human Rights, they just approved the extradition of four young—of four people from the United Kingdom. So I would not put anything on the European Court of Human Rights as positive for this case.....(TRANSLATION:  WESTERN FASCIST ELITES HAVE CORRUPTED, CO OPTED THE COURTS)


.....AMY GOODMAN: That was Julian Assange last November. Michael Ratner, your response?


MICHAEL RATNER: Well, he was talking about the restrictions on the arrest warrant and the case that actually he lost in Britain. His argument in Britain was that the Swedish prosecutor had asked for his extradition, and under the European arrest warrant, it needs to be a judge. A prosecutor has a bias, because the prosecutor wants to prosecute. And that had never really been considered by the British courts. It went all the way up to the highest court in Britain, which was a surprise, to begin with. And in the end, the highest court in Britain came down five-to-two against Julian Assange. But I think most people think—many of us think that was a political decision. What they didn’t want to do was invalidate another European country’s process for extraditing people under the European warrant. So he lost that case in what many people would say was a political—a political decision. And that’s when he was ordered to surrender and go to Sweden—not go, he’s picked up by the Swedish in Britain, he’s put on an airplane, he’s handcuffed, taken into Sweden, goes into a prison in Sweden. U.S. then, at some point, files their extradition warrant, and he, as I said, really never sees—never sees the light of day...


SO THE CRIMINAL BUSH/OBAMA, FASCIST CONGRESS, WHO COMMITT WAR CRIMES PROSECUTE THOSE WHO EXPOSE THEIR CRIMINALITY, THEIR WAR CRIMES BY MAKING IT A CRIME TO TELL THE TRUTH, QUOTING ORWELL, "TELLING THE TRUTH IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT".....AND RATNER EXPOSES THE LONG HISTORY OF AMERIKA'S FASCIST FOREIGN POLICIES, TORTURE WHICH PRODUCED 9/11 IN THE FIRST PLACE , YET THIS FASCISM BY THE WEST CONTINUES:


NERMEEN SHAIKH: Michael Ratner, your response?


MICHAEL RATNER: Well, first of all, you have to remember, President Correa got rid of the U.S. military base in Ecuador. The WikiLeaks cable talked about the corruption of the police within Ecuador. And what you see President Correa says, well, they were being paid by the U.S. embassy. And, of course, his great line is that the only reason there’s not a coup in the United States is there’s no U.S. embassy, essentially, to plan it. So you’re seeing—you’re seeing a good part of this world understand the importance of what Bradley Manning allegedly did and understanding the importance of the publication by WikiLeaks of the diplomatic cables. Obviously not just in Ecuador—the secret war in Yemen, in cases that my office has been concerned with about prosecution of Rumsfeld and others in Spain—we see the U.S. interference all over. And the positive part, a strong positive of WikiLeaks, is they exposed to the world not just the war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, but incredible hypocrisy in our own State Department....."


FASCISM EXISTS IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND ALL CLASS PARTIES, WHICH LIKE GOEBBELS AND ORWELL CALL/INVERTED INTO  FREEDOM.......SLAVERY IS FREEDOM. FASCIST CLASS MARETS IS FREEDOM.......TIME TO KICK OUT ALL CLASS PARTIES AND THEIR PSYCHOPATHIC , WARMONGERING CLASS POLITICIANS.


 


 

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