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Russia says no to US-funded disarmament effort | The AP via Boston.com

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Wednesday it had no intention to automatically extend a 20-year old deal with the United States helping secure the nation’s nuclear stockpiles, a move that comes amid a growing isolationist streak in Kremlin policy. Under the 1992 program initiated by Sens. Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar, the U.S. has provided billions of dollars in equipment ...

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Inspiring young Ivorians to swap amo for footballs | Radio Netherlands Worldwide

It’s been over a year since the post-electoral crisis in Ivory Coast, but thousands of ex-combatants still hold onto weapons and ammunition. Tired of waiting for various disarmament operations to unburden their compatriots, some young Ivoirians have gotten the ball rolling themselves – on the football field. Two Sundays ago saw the official kick-off of Football for Peace. By Marius ...

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Threat of nuclear war still exists between U.S., Russia | Steven Starr, David Krieger and Daniel Ellsberg, Columbia Missourian

BY Steven Starr, David Krieger and Daniel Ellsberg Fifty years after the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, and more than 20 years after the end of the Cold War, the United States and Russian nuclear confrontation continues. Each nation still keeps approximately 800 intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), armed with more than 1,700 strategic nuclear warheads at ...

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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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