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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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Drone marketplace takes off globally | Global Post

International trade shows offer a window into a booming business. By Michael Goldfarb ARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom — Every two years, the world’s aerospace industry descends on this town in the London exurbs in the heat of summer. Military delegations and civilian groups spend tens of billions of dollars on the hot, big-ticket items displayed in over 105,000 square meters of ...

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West defeats Iran initiative at major U.N. nuclear meeting | Reuters

* Recognised nuclear weapon states, others opposed this * Debate highlighted divisions on key IAEA activity By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Sept 22 Reuters -Western states defeated an Iranian proposal at the U.N. nuclear agency’s annual assembly on Saturday to amend their draft resolution on a policy area central to its work in preventing the spread of atom bombs. The draft ...

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Congressman Kucinich Opposes New National Park Which Celebrates Manhattan Project | Congressman Dennis Kucinich

“The technology which created the Bomb cannot be separated from the horror which the Bomb created.” Washington D.C. (September 18, 2012) – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) announced opposition to legislation expected to be considered on the House floor tomorrow. H.R. 5987 will establish a new National Park celebrating the technological achievement of the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was a ...

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Nuclear Betrayal in the Marshall Islands | Counterpunch

by BARBARA ROSE JOHNSTON September 13, 2012 was a historic day at the United Nations and in the Marshall Islands. On this date, in this seventh decade of the nuclear age, the UN Human Rights Council considered the environmental and human rights impacts resulting from the radioactive and toxic substances in nuclear fallout. And, for the first time in the ...

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Stockpiles of 750,000 cluster bombs destroyed under treaty | chicagotribune.com

The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) said in a report that governments which joined the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions had destroyed stockpiles of nearly 750,000 cluster bombs, containing about 85 million smaller bomblets. The group says the weapons have killed and injured thousands of civilians during the last 40 years and that one third of recorded casualties are children. For ...

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The KC Nuclear Facility ballot initiative | PSR

In a legislative session on August 30 2012, the Kansas City Missouri City Council voted to place the citizen’s initiative (wording below) on the ballot for April 2, 2013. While this vote came after substantial delays by the City Council, this citizen’s initiative now offers the real possibility for local action against a nuclear weapons facility. If successful, the ordinance ...

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Conference on Disarmament discusses draft annul report | The United Nations in the Heart of Europe

The Conference on Disarmament today continued consideration of its draft annual report which will be presented to the sixty-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly when it opens on 18 September 2012 in New York. The President of the Conference, Ambassador Hellmut Hoffmann of Germany, said today would be a brief formal plenary after which Member States would meet ...

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Patrick Pexton: What about Israel’s nuclear weapons? | The Washington Post

By Patrick B. Pexton Readers periodically ask me some variation on this question: “Why does the press follow every jot and tittle of Iran’s nuclear program, but we never see any stories about Israel’s nuclear weapons capability?” It’s a fair question. Going back 10 years into Post archives, I could not find any in-depth reporting on Israeli nuclear capabilities, although ...

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