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19.08.2019

‘Nuclear-powered’ missile accident in Russia – what really happened?

‘Nuclear-powered’ missile accident in Russia – what really happened?

Claire Corkhill, University of Sheffield for The Conversation A missile engine exploded at a naval test range, west of the city of Severodvinsk on Russia’s northern coast at 9am on August 8. At least five people were killed and several others injured. As it is associated with… »

16.08.2019

Russia and China are Growing Together Again

Russia and China are Growing Together Again

By Jonathan Power In her famous decree in 1767 Empress Catherine the Great proclaimed Russia to be a European power. She wanted Russia to be a major player in European politics. She compelled the Europeans to accept Russia as a great power as a condition for doing business. In… »

06.08.2019

Hiroshima Unlearned: Time to tell the truth about US relations with Russia and finally ban the bomb

Hiroshima Unlearned: Time to tell the truth about US relations with Russia and finally ban the bomb

August 6th and 9th mark 74 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where only one nuclear bomb dropped on each city caused the deaths of up to 146,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 people in Nagasaki. Today, with the US decision to walk away from the 1987… »

04.08.2019

US scrapping of INF treaty heightens threat of nuclear war

US scrapping of INF treaty heightens threat of nuclear war

By Bill Van Auken Washington formally scrapped the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty Friday, bringing the world a major step closer to nuclear war. The treaty, signed over 30 years ago by US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banned a whole class of weapons that had placed… »

04.08.2019

INF dies 74 years since Hiroshima leading Europe one step closer to nuclear annihilation

INF dies 74 years since Hiroshima leading Europe one step closer to nuclear annihilation

On August 2, 2019 officially ended the treaty limiting nuclear medium-range ( Intermediate -Range Nuclear Forces ) after the withdrawal of US and Russia. At the height of the Cold War (1987), this important bilateral treaty, which resulted in many mass social mobilizations, managed to withdraw and destroy, by 1… »

02.08.2019

Physicians for Social Responsibility opposes US withdrawal from the INF Treaty

Physicians for Social Responsibility opposes US withdrawal from the INF Treaty

We publish here the press release from Physicians for Social Responsibility in the USA on the day the INF treaty expired. “Such a withdrawal would turn back the clock to a dangerous era” Physicians for Social Responsibility firmly opposes President Donald Trump’s dangerous decision to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range… »

02.08.2019

ICAN Statement regarding the collapse of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

ICAN Statement regarding the collapse of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) deplores the irresponsible destruction of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty by the current leaders of the United States and Russia. At the height of the Cold War, this important bilateral Treaty banned and eliminated over 2,600 of the most destabilising… »

22.04.2019

Humanity or the abyss

Humanity or the abyss

By Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein Perhaps humanity has not lived through a moment as complicated as the present since the irruption of Adolf Hitler and Nazi fascism in 1933, which led to the worst war conflagration in history between 1939 and 1945. The evidence points in the direction of understanding and… »

21.03.2019

Venezuela’s Future Depends on China and Russia

Venezuela’s Future Depends on China and Russia

  Neither China nor Russia is willing to see the United States overthrow the government in Venezuela. Both have commercial interests in the country. Both also seek to deepen a more diversified global order, with the United States no longer seen as a viable policeman. By Vijay Prashad (1)  … »

02.02.2019

INF Treaty suspension: Prevent the deployment of new missiles

INF Treaty suspension: Prevent the deployment of new missiles

One day after the USA announced suspension of the INF Treaty, Russia has followed suit and announced the development of new missiles. US withdrawal from the INF Treaty by Donald Trump breaks with a proven arms control measure, and is thus exposing the world, and Europe in particular, to an… »

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