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A Rare Indictment of US Atrocities PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 08 February 2014 09:06

By Gary G. Kohls

 

http://consortiumnews.com/2014/02/06/a-rare-indictment-of-us-atrocities/

February 6, 2014

Playwright HaroldPinter. (Photo credit: Huntington Theatre Company)

Playwright Harold Pinter. (Photo credit: Huntington Theatre Company)

 

Since World War II, the U.S. government has routinely sidestepped blame for the slaughters that have accompanied American foreign policy. One of the few high-profile condemnations occurred when playwright Harold Pinter accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005, as Gary G. Kohls recalls.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 February 2014 23:10
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The PA and the Peace process, PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 20:44

By Ramzy Baroud

 

2013 was a year in which the so-called peace process charade was allowed to continue, leading Palestinians on yet another futile journey of broken promises. Meanwhile, the Israeli colonial project in the West Bank and East Jerusalem carried on unabated. But it was not entirely a year of doom and gloom either, for the global boycott campaign (BDS) has taken off like never before, surpassing the capricious Palestinian leadership and its confined political platforms.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 January 2014 20:55
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COP 19: Reallocate at least 50% of Global Military Budget to help Address Urgency of Climate Change PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 18 November 2013 02:10

By Joan Russow- Global Compliance Research Project alt

 

At every Climate Change conference the question is posed “where will we get the funds to address the urgency of climate change?” One answer is to end fossil fuel subsidies and invest in renewable socially equitable and environmentally sound energy. Another  answer is to reallocate  Global military expenses.
 
Not only does militarism divert funds from climate justice but also militarism is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
 
At COP 19 "lOSS AND DAMAGES" MUST BE ADDRESSED 
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:10
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Banning Nukes Still a Political Fantasy PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 04 October 2013 04:09

Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, says her country faces a triple nuclear threat literally at her doorstep, from India, China and Pakistan. Credit: UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, says her country faces a triple nuclear threat literally at her doorstep, from India, China and Pakistan. Credit: UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 3 2013 (IPS) - The General Assembly’s first-ever high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament closed last week on a predictable note: the longstanding proposal for the elimination of nuclear weapons remains firmly in the realm of political fantasy.

The one-day meeting, referred to by insiders as the HLM, provided no concrete assurances from any of the world’s five declared nuclear powers – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia – for a world free of nuclear weapons.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013 14:08
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The Italian Job How the Pentagon Is Using Your Tax Dollars to Turn Italy into a Launching Pad for the Wars of Today and Tomorrow PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 03 October 2013 06:37

By David Vine  http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175755/

The Pentagon has spent the last two decades plowing hundreds of millions of tax dollars into military bases in Italy, turning the country into an increasingly important center for U.S. military power. Especially since the start of the Global War on Terror in 2001, the military has been shifting its European center of gravity south from Germany, where the overwhelming majority of U.S. forces in the region have been stationed since the end of World War II. In the process, the Pentagon has turned the Italian peninsula into a launching pad for future wars in Africa, the Middle East, and beyond.

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013 14:58
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Disarmament;Archbishop Dominique Mamberti's Address at UN General Assembly in New York PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 27 September 2013 16:57

 

By Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, High level Disarmament Converence

"Under the terms of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, states are enjoined to make "good faith" efforts to negotiate the elimination of nuclear weapons. Can we say there is "good faith" when modernization programs of the nuclear weapons states continue despite their affirmations of eventual nuclear disarmament? Concern over the proliferation of nuclear weapons into other countries ring hollow as long as the nuclear weapons states hold on to their nuclear weapons. If today’s special meeting is to have any historic significance, it must result in a meaningful commitment by the nuclear weapons states to divest themselves of their nuclear weapons."

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Security Council Begins Writing a Resolution on Syria PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 24 September 2013 08:06
Security Council Begins Writing a Resolution on Syria
by Barbara Crossette Copyright © 2013 The Nation -- distributed by Agence Global
 
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 24 September 2013
 
As the Security Council begins the process of writing a resolution on Syria, the negotiations are likely to be less a debate than a grand jury investigation. With the United States and Russia on opposite sides of the argument—at least in public statements and accusations—over which side of the Syrian civil war is to blame for what was apparently a sarin gas attack on a suburb of Damascus that killed more than 1,200 people, the evidence presented will be central to the outcome in the Council.
Last Updated on Saturday, 05 October 2013 14:59
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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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