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Software Aspects of Strategic Defense Systems PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 May 2005 03:22
Software Aspects of Strategic Defense Systems

This brilliant analysis by Professor David Parnas stands as true today as it was in 1985. Massively complex systems of ballistic missile defense software can only be tested in actual battlefield conditions in order to iron out all the bugs. You can't expect them to work right the first time. In other words, don't trust your life to highly complex star wars software.  -- Al Rycroft, PEJ News

Communications of the ACM - December 1985 - David Lorge Parnas: A former member of the SDIO Panel in Support of Battle Management explains why he believes the "star wars" effort will not achieve its stated goals.

http://PEJ.org/documents/david_parnas_SDI_1985.pdf
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2005 03:22
 
A Figleaf of Legality PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 03 May 2005 00:50
A Figleaf of Legality
By John Prados, TomPaine.com.

A British memo does what American politicians won't: undermine the president's legal authority to wage war in Iraq.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2005 00:50
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Our Greatest Threat: The Coming Nuclear Crisis PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 01 May 2005 15:11
Our Greatest Threat: The Coming Nuclear Crisis

When the first atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it could hardly have been imagined that nearly sixty years later 34,145 nuclear weapons would be in existence. Beginning tomorrow, a conference of the 188 signatory nations to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) will be held in New York City to put a spotlight on this problem. But will the eight nations that possess nuclear weapons-the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, and Israel-actually take steps toward eliminating their arsenals?
The prognosis is not good.
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 May 2005 15:11
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Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation - 1870 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 April 2005 15:59
Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation - 1870
After 135 years this message is still as vibrant and relevant as ever.
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Walk for Peace to mark the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 April 2005 07:54
Abolish nuclear weapons now!
60th years after Hiroshima, there will be an international peacewalk from Ypres via Brussels to the NATO nuclear base at Kleine Brogel (Belgium) in August.
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Urge Your Government to Support Nuclear Disarmament at Nonproliferation Treaty Review PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 April 2005 15:21
Urge Your Governmentt to Support Nuclear Disarmament at Nonproliferation Treaty Review

FOE:
The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty 2005 Review Conference will take place at the UN in New York May 2-27, 2005. The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty(NPT), for all its many faults, is the worlds best bulwark against the unlimited proliferation of nuclear weapons. Please Write to Your Foreign Minister now urging nuclear disarmament at the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference. (URLs for further information at the end of this story.)

www.foe.org.au
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Fallujah: The Truth at Last PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 April 2005 03:15
Fallujah: The Truth at Last

IT WAS the smell that first hit me, a smell that is difficult to describe, and one that will never leave me. It was the smell of death. Hundreds of corpses were decomposing in the houses, gardens and streets of Fallujah. Bodies were rotting where they had fallen-bodies of men, women and children, many half-eaten by wild dogs.

www.socialistworker.co.uk
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Afghanistan: U.N. Rights Monitoring Still Needed PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 April 2005 00:47
Afghanistan: U.N. Rights Monitoring Still Needed

Author: Human Rights Watch

From YubaNet.com



There is still a human rights crisis in Afghanistan. Warlords and armed factions still dominate many parts of the country and routinely abuse human rights, especially the rights of women and girls.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2005 00:47
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What I Didn't See in Iraq PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 April 2005 01:56
What I Didn't See in Iraq
Copyright 2005 by Jim McGovern, The Nation
Used by permission of Agence Global
http://www.alternet.org/story/21786/

A congressman explains why his recent visit to the war-torn country only served to reaffirm his opposition to the occupation.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 April 2005 01:56
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The New York Times in Fallujah: You Call This Normal? PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 April 2005 03:30
Cameras aren't allowed in Falluja; neither are journalists. If they were then we would have first-hand proof of America's greatest war crime in the last 30 years; the Dresden-like bombardment of an entire city of 250,000. Instead, we have to rely on eyewitness accounts that appear on the internet or the spurious reports that sporadically surface in the New York Times and Associated Press. For the most part, the Times and AP have shown themselves to be undependable; limiting their coverage to the details that support the overall goals of the occupation. For example, in the last few weeks both the NYTs and the AP ran stories on the alleged progress being made in Falluja. The AP outrageously referred to the battered city as "the safest place in Iraq"; a cynical appraisal of what most independent journalists have called nearly total destruction.
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