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Canadian Peace Congress Condemns Israel's Attack On Gaza PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Monday, 19 November 2012 11:02
by Canadian Peace Congress
 
Canadian Government Must Support Peace and Self-Determination, Not War and Occupation!
 
The Executive Council of the Canadian Peace Congress (CPCon) condemns the recent and escalating aggression by Israel against the Palestinian territory of Gaza. The Congress declares its solidarity with the people of Palestine, and reiterates its support for an independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.
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Who is doing the killing in Gaza? Noam Chomsky and others challenge world's media PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Monday, 19 November 2012 08:44

The degree of terror felt by ordinary Palestinian civilians in Gaza is barely noticed in the media, in stark contrast to the world's awareness of terrorised and shock-treated Israeli citizens.



 

 

 

 

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Funeral of Palestinians killed by Israeli attack, Gaza, 11.11.2012

WHILE COUNTRIES across Europe and North America commemorated military casualties of past and present wars on November 11, Israel was targeting civilians.

 

On November 12, waking up to a new week, readers at breakfast were flooded with heart rending accounts of past and current military casualties.

There was, however, no or little mention of the fact that the majority of casualties of modern day wars are civilians.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 November 2012 08:52
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Israeli Firepower Threatens to Overwhelm Palestinians PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Monday, 19 November 2012 08:19

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Israeli air force F-16I's sit on the tarmac. Its air power includes F-15 and F-16 fighter planes, E-2C Hawkeye reconnaissance aircraft, Kfir military trainers, Boeing mid-air refueling aircraft, and Apache, Chinook and Sikorsky Blackhawk helicopters. Credit: Darrell I. Dean, U.S. Air Force

Israeli air force F-16I's sit on the tarmac. Its air power includes F-15 and F-16 fighter planes, E-2C Hawkeye reconnaissance aircraft, Kfir military trainers, Boeing mid-air refueling aircraft, and Apache, Chinook and Sikorsky Blackhawk helicopters. Credit: Darrell I. Dean, U.S. Air Force

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 17 2012 (IPS) - When the late Yasser Arafat, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), was engaged in a heavily one-sided battle against a robustly-armed Israel in 2000, he admitted the Palestinians were completely outgunned by the Israelis.

As the the U.S.-supplied Cobra helicopters rained fire on the West Bank and Gaza, Arafat told reporters, “I have only one aeroplane,” alluding to his single-aircraft Palestinian airline.

Even in routine military jargon, an “aeroplane” no longer exists – particularly in an age of jet fighters and attack helicopters – proving how powerless the Palestinians remained as a fighting force against Israel.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 November 2012 08:23
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Drones must like cluster bombs be prohibited for violating the Geneva Protocol PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 18 November 2012 08:14

by Joan Russow Global Compliance Research Project, Ecological Rights Association*

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 Consequences, of using militarized drones once realized, they, like cluster bombs, will be deemed to be prohibited under the Geneva protocol. The weapons industries and those that support weapon systems have been criminally negligent for not being capable of anticipating the dire consequences of introducing new weapons. It is unconscionable that new weapons are continually introduced in definace of the precautionary principle: Where there is a threat of irrecversible harm to humans and the environment, the lack of full scientific certainty should not be used to prevent the threat of the use of these weapons.

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The New Normal panel; 2012 Global Security conference in Halifax on Friday, November 16, PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Friday, 16 November 2012 15:30

By Joan Russow PhD, Global compliance Research Project

The first session was entitled“What is the New Normal and When Will it Get Here [there]? While some thought the new normal would be that the US would play less of an international role, others thought that the new normal would be the persistence of the old normal.  Wolfgang Ischinger, the Chairman, Munich Security Conference reflected on the fact that "sometimes we are involved so long in a war that we don't even remember why we were there.
Last Updated on Saturday, 17 November 2012 17:09
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Ban Weaponized Drones from the World PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Friday, 16 November 2012 07:53

 

 

altMeticulous researchers have documented that U.S. drones are killing many innocent civilians in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere. Drones are making the world less stable and creating new enemies. Their remoteness provides those responsible with a sense of immunity.


Weaponized drones are no more acceptable than land mines, cluster bombs, or chemical weapons. The world must renounce and forbid their manufacture, possession, or use. Violators must be held accountable.

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Are there enough Proscriptions against a cult of war present in C-373-“An Act to Establish the Department of Peace”? PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:24

 

by Joan Russow – Global compliance Research Project


Belgrade burning after NATO air raid operation "Noble Anvil'

 

 

 
While the proposed Bill C-373-“An Act to Establish the Department of Peace.” contains a call for nuclear disarmament I did expect, however, that the revised Bill C-373: would contain more proscriptions that would be necessary to move from a cult of war to  culture of peace. Proscriptions such as the following:

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 November 2012 21:19
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Obama Aides Launch Preemptive Attack on New Iran Plan PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 07:44

Analysis by Gareth Porter

WASHINGTON, Oct 16 2012 (IPS) - Although the place and time of the next round of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme have not yet been announced, the manoeuvring by Iran and the United States to influence the outcome has already begun.

Iran sought support for a revised proposal to the talks during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last month, according to a New York Times report Oct. 4. Then, only a few days later, the Barack Obama administration launched a preemptive attack on the proposal through New York Times reporter David Sanger.

The officials suggested the Iranian proposal would give Iran an easier route to a “breakout” to weapons grade uranium enrichment. But that claim flies in the face of some obvious realities.

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The Week the World Stood Still The Cuban Missile Crisis and Ownership of the World PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Monday, 15 October 2012 16:30

By Noam Chomsky October 15 2012  https://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175605/ 

The world stood still 50 years ago during the last week of October, from the moment when it learned that the Soviet Union had placed nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba until the crisis was officially ended -- though unknown to the public, only officially.

The image of the world standing still is the turn of phrase of Sheldon Stern, former historian at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, who published the authoritative version of the tapes of the ExComm meetings where Kennedy and a close circle of advisers debated how to respond to the crisis. Those meetings were secretly recorded by the president, which might bear on the fact that his stand throughout the recorded sessions is relatively temperate compared to other participants, who were unaware that they were speaking to history.

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The Week the World Stood Still The Cuban Missile Crisis and Ownership of the World PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joan Russow   
Monday, 15 October 2012 15:48


By Noam Chomsky

The world stood still 50 years ago during the last week of October, from the moment when it learned that the Soviet Union had placed nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba until the crisis was officially ended -- though unknown to the public, only officially.

The image of the world standing still is the turn of phrase of Sheldon Stern, former historian at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, who published the authoritative version of the tapes of the ExComm meetings where Kennedy and a close circle of advisers debated how to respond to the crisis. Those meetings were secretly recorded by the president, which might bear on the fact that his stand throughout the recorded sessions is relatively temperate compared to other participants, who were unaware that they were speaking to history.

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