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Nuclear Abolition Movement Steps Up Efforts in Wake of New START Treaty

Weeks after the signing of the cautious US-Russia START Treaty, the antinuclear movement has ratcheted up efforts to push for more rigorous steps toward a nuclear-free world. On the eve of next week’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, 1,000 leading peace, justice and environmental activists and scholars from communities across the United States and more than 20 nations will ...

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Reaching Zero

By Jonathan Schell What is the purpose, if any, of the nuclear bomb, that brooding presence that has shadowed all human life for sixty-five years? The question has haunted the nuclear age. It may be that no satisfactory answer has ever been given. Nuclear strategic thinking, in particular, has disappointed. Many of its pioneers have wound up in a state ...

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Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go? – TaxDay 2010

With this publication, taxpayers can take stock of how the federal government spent each 2009 income tax dollar: from 26.5 cents for military-related spending to 13.6 cents for military and non-military interest on the debt to 2 cents for education. The publication also shows, in addition to individual income taxes, where the money came from in 2009 to pay for ...

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The Obscenity of War

By Amy Goodman President Barack Obama has just returned from his first trip as commander in chief to Afghanistan. The U.S.-led invasion and occupation of that country are now in their ninth year, amid increasing comparisons to Vietnam. Daniel Ellsberg, whom Henry Kissinger once called “the most dangerous man in America,” leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Ellsberg, who was ...

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U.S.-Russia Nuclear Deal a Positive Step

All of us disarmament advocates should be happy about the just-agreed reductions in the arsenals of the world’s two biggest nuclear powers. But it’s not reason enough to break out the champagne. The U.S.-Russia agreement is certainly a big deal. Within seven years, both sides will slash their stockpiles of strategic warheads to roughly 1,500, an almost 50 percent reduction. ...

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Finish the New START Treaty

On Dec. 5, 2009, the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I) between the United States and Russia expired. This treaty limited how many nuclear warheads and other nuclear equipment each country could have. The two countries — which together hold 95 percent of the world’s nuclear warheads — have been in negotiations over a new, updated START treaty for ...

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A Good ‘START’ to a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

“Having had the opportunity today to join the audience hearing Vice President Joe Biden’s speech outlining the Administration’s approach to managing the U.S. nuclear arsenal, strengthening nonproliferation and reducing nuclear risks, I am struck again by their strong rhetorical commitment to “take concrete steps toward a world without nuclear weapons.” … “It is time for the United States to discard ...

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Quinnipiac University School of Law presents a conference on nuclear non-proliferation, Feb. 19, 2010

In an effort to raise awareness of key issues regarding the legal, scientific and political aspects of non-proliferation in the 21st century, Quinnipiac University School of Law’s International Human Rights Law Society in collaboration with the Albert Schweitzer Institute are hosting the conference, “Building Up or Breaking Down: The Direction of Nuclear Non-Proliferation,” in anticipation of the 2010 Review Conference ...

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‘Peace Prize’ President Submits Largest War Budget Ever

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday asked Congress to approve a record $708 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2011, including a 3.4 percent increase in the Pentagon’s base budget and $159 billion to fund U.S. military missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The White House budget request also included $33 billion in additional funding for fiscal 2010 ...

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With Nuclear, Conventional Arms Pacts Stalled, U.S. Moves Missiles And Troops To Russian Border | http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com

With Nuclear, Conventional Arms Pacts Stalled, U.S. Moves Missiles And Troops To Russian Border Rick Rozoff 2010 is proceeding in a manner more befitting the third month of the year, named after the Roman god of war, than the first whose name is derived from a pacific deity. On January 13 the Associated Press reported that the White House will ...

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Russia will not just watch Patriot missiles deployed | thenews.pl

Russia’s ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin, warned on Friday that his country will not passively watch the deployment of a U.S. Patriot missile battery in Poland. The US will supply the Patriots and 100 troops in Poland this year, to be stationed not far from the Russian Kaliningrad border. “Do they really think that we will calmly watch the location ...

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