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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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Congress Pushes for Weapons Pentagon Didn’t Want | Military.com

The Pentagon, which is facing end-of-year cuts that it says could cripple its ability to fight future wars, may spend billions in coming years on weapons systems and programs it says it doesn’t need but are favored by area members of Congress. The Dayton Daily News analyzed proposed defense budgets for 2013 and identified five programs that Ohio’s congressional delegation ...

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Citizens’ groups propel rising wave of antinuclear activism | The Japan Times Online

Japanese summers are not kind to protesters. Under the scorching afternoon sun and into the humid evenings, however, tens of thousands of citizens have continued to chant against the restart of Japan’s nuclear reactors. On June 16, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda decided to restart the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture. On July 5 it became the first reactor ...

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