Ritt Goldstein

Ritt Goldstein (ritt1997@hotmail.com) is an American investigative political journalist based in Stockholm. His work has appeared in broadsheets such as Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, Spain's El Mundo and Denmark's Politiken, as well as with the Inter Press Service (IPS), a global news agency.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 8:36am
Swedish Riots: ”The Underclass Has Reacted”
The Swedish riots appear to have ended, but while most of the media fumbles about to understand what happened, the answers arguably seem to have been provided 12 March, over two months before the unrest began. At that time I interviewed Paul Lappalainen, a senior Swedish civil servant who had run the Government’s 2005 inquiry into ‘structural discrimination’. It was a most prescient moment when he
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Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 7:24am
Fukushima Radiation: Some Difficult Truths
As radiation counts elevate in Japan, news of nuclear contamination spreading across a widening spectr
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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 8:37am
Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare: The Price of Technological Optimism
It was June when I wrote an article titled
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Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 11:32am
America: Once It Was ‘a Wonderful Life’
Like quite a few others, the old James Stewart/Donna Reed movie ‘It's a wonderful life' is one of my Christmas traditions, with this year having been no exception. The film recalls many things for me, especially the best of what so very much of America once was, the endless reasons we had for our national pride, our seemingly boundless optimism. But this Holiday, as I watched something that's always seemed to me more of a Christmas homily than a Hollywood film, I saw this tradition of my Holid
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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 9:22am
Problems with Nuclear Power Highlighted by Gulf Disaster?
Nobody's perfect, and so mistakes do happen. But while I doubt if any of us could conceive of the tragedy coming with a reported 35,000 to 60,000 barrels of oil daily entering The Gulf, are we any more capable of conceiving what might come with a nuclear disaster? While optimism is important, it's sometimes a trap - just ask BP.
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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 12:30pm
Sick Building Syndrome: Floods, Mold, Cancer, and the Politics of Public Health
It's spring, and flooding is again making headlines, although the 'sick building' and mold dangers following in flooding's wake are becoming better appreciated. But disturbingly highlighting the imperatives of such awareness, recently published research has - for the first time - shown the high cost of what the sickness that comes of 'sick buildings' can mean, with the potential for long-lasting disability now being a documented fact.
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Saturday, July 5, 2008 - 11:16am
Flooding, After the Deluge, and the Politics of Toxic Mold
For days now, a swollen Mississippi River has menacingly roamed far from its banks, devouring large swatches of picturesque river towns and some of the Midwest's best farmlands. While countless news organizations chronicle both the courage of those fighting 'Big Muddy's' assault and the anguish of those wounded by it, another battle is about to begin. This battle will go all but unseen, for the struggle will be one of individual households against mold, mold that is both toxic and dangerous, though there are those who insist otherwise.
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