Category: Weapons & Disarmament

Samantha Nutt: The real harm of the global arms trade

In some parts of the world, it’s easier to get an automatic rifle than a glass of clean drinking water

Dan Grazier: Senators Vote to Keep Bomber Price Secret

The committee members voted 19 to 7 to prevent the American people from knowing how much of their money will be sunk in this latest questionable weapons project

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David Swanson: ISIS and U.S. Weaponry: At Home and Abroad

When someone commits mass murder in the United States and is tied, however significantly, to a foreign terrorist group, there remains a section of the U.S. population willing to recognize and point out that no ideology, fit of hatred, or mental derangement can do the same damage without high-tech weaponry that it does with it. Read more…

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: A Balance Sheet for May 28

The way forward lies in building a sustainable and active democracy, an economy for peace rather than war

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David Swanson: “Looking Forward” Comes to Hiroshima

Never mind an apology, Obama should admit the truth

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Richard Falk: Making the Most of Obama’s Hiroshima Visit

[Prefatory Note: I sent the following message to the White House today, and encourage readers of this blog to do the same <www.whitehouse.gov>This symbolic visit by Obama creates a major opportunity to advance a denuclearization agenda, and we should take as much advantage as possible. I am against the mainstream advice that suggests that the Read more…

Jon Mitchell: Contamination at Largest US Air Force Base in Asia: Kadena, Okinawa

Documents reveal how years of accidents and neglect have polluted local land and water with hazardous chemicals including arsenic, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos and dioxin

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David Swanson: Psst. Slip This Onto Obama’s Teleprompter in Hiroshima

I am going to keep pushing the U.S. war machine forward in every possible way, and the consequences be damned

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John Feffer: The Pentagon’s Twisted Potlatch

The bloated military budgets no longer bear much relationship to actual defense, at least not for the big spenders

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Richard Falk: If Obama Visits Hiroshima

There are mounting hopes that Barack Obama will use the occasion of the Group of 7 meeting in Japan next month to visit Hiroshima, and become the first American president to do so. It is remarkable that it required a wait of over 60 years until John Kerry became the first high American official to Read more…

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