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A MODEST PROPOSAL FOR OBAMA HOW TO CROSS THE LINE PEACEFULLY PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 09 September 2013 13:57
By Joan Russow Global Compliance Research Project, Ecological Rights AssociatION
 
 
 
RESPECT THE WISDOM OF BAN KI MOON, AT THE G20. THE SECRETARY GENERAL STATED THERE MUST BE A POLITICAL SOLUTION, CEASE FIRE, PEACE CONFERENCE AND A FUND FOR REFUGEES AND HOST COUNTRIES.

 

AND REMEMBER THAT SERGEY LAVROV AND YOU BOTH OPPOSED THE INVASION OF IRAQ, AND  NOW ACCEPT HIS CURRENT PROPOSAL TO PLACE SYRIAN CHEMICAL WEAPONS UNDER INTERNATIONAL CONTROL

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Syrian rebels with ties to al-Qaeda attack Christian village under government control PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 06 September 2013 06:39

Albert Aji, Zeina Karam, Associated Press
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/09/05/syrian-rebels-with-ties-to-al-qaeda-attack-christian-village-under-government-control/


Thousands of Syrians, most of them Christians, celebrate the Christian Day of the Cross, by setting a fire on top of a mountain in the village of Maaloula, north of Damascus in 2006. Syrian government troops battled al-Qaeda-linked rebels over a regime-held Christian village in western Syria for the second day Thursday. AP Photo Bassem Tellawi, File

The sound of artillery reverberated Thursday through a predominantly Christian village north of Damascus as government troops and al-Qaeda-linked rebels battled for control of the mountainside sanctuary.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 06:43
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U.N. Chief Eyes Eight Holdouts in Nuke Test Ban Treaty PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 06 September 2013 06:26

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 5 2013 (IPS) - A group of about 20 “eminent persons” is to be tasked with an unenviable job: convince eight recalcitrant countries to join the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

The eight holdouts – China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan and the United States – have not given any indication of possible ratifications, leaving the treaty in limbo.

"The vast majority of the states recognise the immense political impact of the treaty's entry into force." -- Hirotsugu Terasaki of Soka Gakkai International
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Syria: Six Alternatives to Military Strikes PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 05 September 2013 20:21

        

by  http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/syria-six-alternatives-to-military-strikes
 
posted Sep 05, 2013
 
Many of the legal and diplomatic processes that led to peace in other times of conflict haven't even been tried yet in Syria.
Syria Peace Talks Ticket
 

 

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee's approval of military force in Syria makes military strikes against that country more likely. But key questions remain unanswered. Will military strikes help ordinary Syrians or harm them? Will more violence deter the use of chemical weapons and other war crimes in Syria and elsewhere, or exacerbate the problem? Have all other possibilities been exhausted, or are there peaceful solutions that haven't been tried?

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 September 2013 20:33
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PETITION AGAINST MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:17

 

COGNIZANT THAT resorting to military intervention, the US and its allies will be in violation of the fundamental purpose of the United Nations – to prevent the scourge of war

 

CONCERNED ABOUT the years of using various ill-conceived guises for justifying Military intervention: "human security" (Iraq 1991), "Humanitarian intervention"(Kosovo, 1999), "self  defence" (Afghanistan, 2001)"Responsibility to Protect" (Haiti, 2004, Libya, 2011) or "will to intervene" (Mali, 2013)

 

AWARE THAT in May 2013 U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators;

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/us-syria-crisis-un-idUSBRE94409Z20130505

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 18:37
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Report From May 5 ; U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 29 August 2013 05:03

by Reuter

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/us-syria-crisis-un-idUSBRE94409Z20130505

May 05, 2013|

 

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday.

The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 August 2013 05:13
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An attack on Syria will only spread the war and killing PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 17:39

 

Instead of removing the chemical weapon threat, another western assault on the Arab world risks escalation and backlash

By Seumas Milne

The Guardian, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/27/attack-syria-chemical-weapon-escalate-backlash#start-of-commentsTuesday 27 August 2013 22.00 BST

 

 

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A victim of an air strike by regime forces on Aleppo is carried away, on August 26 2013. 'Chemical weapons are far from being the greatest threat to Syria’s people. That is the war itself and the death and destruction that has engulfed the country.' Photograph: Abo Al-Nur Sadk/AFP/Getty Images

 

A victim of an air strike by regime forces on Aleppo is carried away, on August 26 2013. 'Chemical weapons are far from being the greatest threat to Syria’s people. That is the war itself and the death and destruction that has engulfed the country.' Photograph: Abo Al-Nur Sadk/AFP/Getty Images

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CIA documents show U.S. helped Iraq fight Iran despite chemical weapons use PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 18:43

 

By Agence France-Presse
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/26/cia-documents-show-u-s-helped-iraq-fight-iran-despite-chemical-weapons-use/
Monday, August 26, 2013 15:10 EDT
Saddam Hussein speaks to the judge during his trial Feb. 13, 2006 in Baghdad. [AFP]
 
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The United States provided Iraq with intelligence on preparations for an Iranian offensive during the Iran-Iraq war even though it knew Baghdad would respond with chemical weapons, Foreign Policy magazine reported Monday.

Citing declassified CIA documents and interviews with former officials, the magazine reviewed the US record as Washington weighs military action against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus last week.

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Hiroshima's Peace Declaration, August 6, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 06:00

 

By the mayor of Hiroshima

 
August 06, 2013
 
 

We greet the morning of the 68th return of “that day.” At 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945, a single atomic bomb erased an entire family. “The baby boy was safely born. Just as the family was celebrating, the atomic bomb exploded. Showing no mercy, it took all that joy and hope along with the new life.”

A little boy managed somehow to survive, but the atomic bomb took his entire family. This A-bomb orphan lived through hardship, isolation, and illness, but was never able to have a family of his own. Today, he is a lonely old hibakusha. “I have never once been glad I survived,” he says, looking back. After all these years of terrible suffering, the deep hurt remains.

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Global Parliamentary Appeal for a Nuclear Weapons Ban PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 05:53
 

Would your MP ban nuclear weapons?

August 1, 2013

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7 Responses to “Would your MP ban nuclear weapons?”

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    We Buy Houses Orlando Says:

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    NE Says:

    This petition is a waste of resources. Canada is already a part of the Non-proliferation of nuclear weapons due to our peaceful nuclear energy program, as is any country with nuclear capabilities. Canada does not and will not have nuclear weapons for this fact alone. Do more thorough research before you start petitions such as this.

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      Ceasefire.ca Says:

      We have done the research, thanks. And Canada needs to play a role in abolishing nuclear weapons globally. That’s why this campaign is so important.

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    Carol Pickup Says:

    Hello Canada Joe; You are quite wrong in assuming that our federal M.P.’s have no say. We have a federal election coming in 2015 and we need voices in Ottawa to bring this issue to the forefront. Harper and his cronies need to be exposed for the war mongers that they are!!

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      Canada Joe Says:

      No your wrong. Nuclear weapons aren’t going to be an issue in 2015 election, why would they? No political party in Canada is going to waste breath on this unless and until the “actual” nuclear powers chose to do anything.

      The Green Party, a one woman joke.

      The Liberals, PET didn’t have a problem with the Genies in Canada and openly lied about them for years. Now they won’t waste their time.

      The NDP, another joke of a party.

      The Tories, again better and more important issues to deal with.

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    Canada Joe Says:

    What silly question. Of course they would say “yes”, it cost them nothing as they have no actually say anyways.

    Ask something important, like would they shut down all gas station to stop global warming or something like that.

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