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Who Owns the World? Noam Chomsky on U.S.-Fueled Dangers, From Climate Change to Nuclear Weapons | TruthOut

On this week when President Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney debated issues of foreign policy and the economy, we turn to world-renowned political dissident, linguist, author, MIT Professor Noam Chomsky. In a recent speech, Professor Chomsky examined topics largely ignored or glossed over during the campaign, from China to the Arab Spring, to global warming and the nuclear ...

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The Week the World Stood Still: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Ownership of the World | Noam Chomsky via Common Dreams

The world stood still 50 years ago during the last week of October, from the moment when it learned that the Soviet Union had placed nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba until the crisis was officially ended — though unknown to the public, only officially. The image of the world standing still is the turn of phrase of Sheldon Stern, former historian ...

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North Korea says its missiles can reach US | guardian.co.uk

North Korea is believed to be developing a long-range missile with a range of 4,160 miles (6,700km) or more that could hit the US. Two recent rocket tests both failed but neighbours fear the north is using such launches to perfect its technology. North Korea is under heavy UN sanctions that have cut off its previously lucrative arms trade and ...

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India’s call to destroy world’s chemical weapons – Hindustan Times

India has called upon all states to destroy their chemical weapon stockpiles under the Convention against Chemical Weapons (CWC) within the shortest possible time to advance the cause of disarmament. “Disarmament is a primary goal of the Convention and should remain the priority till the complete destruction of all chemical weapons,” external affairs SM Krishna said in United Nations on ...

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A resurgent anti-nuclear weapons movement – just in time | Waging Nonviolence

Nuclear weapons have been U.S. society’s plumb line for seven decades. Even when other issues capture our attention and the atomic threat fades in and out of public consciousness, nuclear arms and their sprawling reach — physical, political, cultural, economic, psychological — endure. They are always somewhere in the picture, even if we happen to be looking elsewhere. For more ...

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Congress terminates new nuclear bomb plant in New Mexico | FCNL

Shortly after 1:00 a.m. on Saturday morning (September 22), Congress effectively terminated a new nuclear bomb plant at the Los Alamos National Lab in New Mexico. Buried in the 30-page long “Continuing Resolution” passed by the Senate Saturday morning was language that provides no additional funding the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) facility. The bill extended funding for the ...

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Veterans For Peace Take on Drone Makers in San Diego and London | Veterans for Peace

General Atomics is the manufacturer of the Reaper UAV in service with the U.S. and U.K. militaries. The Reaper has been used in numerous attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and other countries. People targeted by these weapons are killed from above without warning and without due legal process. Numerous entirely innocent people including women and children have been killed by ...

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World must unite to eliminate proliferation of nuclear weapons, Latvian leader tells UN | United Nations News Centre

The international community must be united in its commitment to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Latvia’s President Andris Berzinš told the United Nations General Assembly today. “The proliferation risk of weapons of mass destruction is one of the most serious global threats,” President Berzinš said, adding that Latvia is seriously concerned about potential stockpiles of chemical weapons in Syria ...

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