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22.09.2013

US near miss 1961 atomic bomb accident revealed

US near miss 1961 atomic bomb accident revealed

‘A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima. The document, obtained by… »

21.09.2013

Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

In “The Spirit Level,” Richard Wilkinson charts data that proves societies that are more equal are healthier, happier societies. Why you should listen to him: For decades, Richard Wilkinson has studied the social effects of income inequality and how social forces affect health. In The Spirit Level,… »

20.09.2013

Pinheiro: “There is no military solution in Syria”

Deutsche Welle, Press Release Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, chairman of the UN Commission of Inquiry for Syria, has demanded a stop to the delivery of weapons to Syria. Most of the arms delivered will be used to commit war crimes, Pinheiro told DW. Pinheiro said in an interview with Deutsche Welle… »

20.09.2013

UK drones three times more likely than US to fire in Afghanistan

UK drones three times more likely than US to fire in Afghanistan

September 6, 2013 by Alice K Ross  The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Full Report British forces have carried out 299 drone strikes in Afghanistan, defence minister Andrew Robathan announced in Parliament yesterday. This is the first time the British government has announced how many drone strikes it has… »

16.09.2013

Ex-UN arms inspector: Get rid of Assad’s arsenal

Deutsche Welle, Press Release Ex-UN arms inspector: Get rid of Assad’s arsenal Former UN arms inspector Rolf Ekéus tells DW why it’s unlikely that the expected UN report on the use of chemical weapons in Syria will include a smoking gun and why the world… »

12.09.2013

Petition for action on Fukushima

Petition for action on Fukushima

To: Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Shunichi Tanaka, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) Urgent international petition calling for immediate action on the uncontrolled radioactive discharges at Tepco’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant This is clearly not an appropriate… »

11.09.2013

Occupy vs the London Arms Fair aka DSEi

Occupy vs the London Arms Fair aka DSEi

From Occupy London “Marking almost two years since Occupy took on London Stock Exchange, this mass mobilisation will challenge another pillar of global injustice: the arms industry which dominates public spending priorities, and profits from conflict and repression. The action invites people to take… »

08.09.2013

‘Flying pickets’ swoop on London mining companies’ offices demanding justice for Colombian farmers

‘Flying pickets’ swoop on London mining companies’ offices demanding justice for Colombian farmers

By Colombia Solidarity Campaign A dozen ‘flying pickets’ visited the London offices of mining multinationals Glencore Xstrata, Anglo American and BHP Billiton yesterday, demanding that they abandon plans to evict the small farming community of Roche in Colombia. The three companies together own the massive Cerrejon… »

03.09.2013

Occupy vs. the London Arms Fair

Occupy vs. the London Arms Fair

On Sunday the 8th September, the Occupy movement will take action against the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) arms fair in East London, which is billed as “The world leading defence and security event”. Marking almost two years since Occupy took on London Stock Exchange, this mass mobilisation will challenge… »

03.09.2013

Latin America reaffirms anti-nuclear commitment

Latin America reaffirms anti-nuclear commitment

The Treaty of Tlatelolco is the conventional name given to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is embodied in the OPANAL (the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, Spanish Acronym)). Meeting in the Tlatelolco… »

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