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Leid Stories – 12.09.15

Climate Change: Politics, the Media and the Mass Killings in San Bernardino

Last Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, in which a Muslim couple—Syed Rizwan Farook, 28 and his wife Tashfeen Malik, 29—killed 14 people and wounded 21 others attending a holiday party, has jarred the national consciousness.
Leid Stories listeners analyze how the tragic event, which President Obama has called “an act of terrorism,” is shaping and changing their attitudes.

The Pope’s Letter: Neoliberalism and Fukushima By Mateo Pimentel

Japanese sociologist and Tokyo Metropolitan University professor, Shinji Miyadai argues that European nations progressed from the communal self-governance of food to the communal self-governance of energy after World War II. Miyadai compares Europe’s post-war developments with those of post-war Japan in his article entitled ‘Pitfalls of the Nuclear Power Reduction Movement’. His contention is simple: As opposed to Europe, Japan …