Category: Weapons & Disarmament

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David Peterson: The Oliver Kamm School of Falsification

The Oliver Kamm School of Falsification: Imperial Truth-Enforcement, British Branch Edward S. Herman and David Peterson An important and perhaps growing feature of official and strong-interest-group propaganda is the resort to personal attacks and flak to keep dissidents at bay and inconvenient thoughts out of sight and mind. This has been notable over many years Read more…

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Daniel Ellsberg: Nuclear Hero’s ‘Crime’ Was Making Us Safer

Mordechai Vanunu — my friend, my hero, my brother — has again been arrested in Israel on "suspicion" of the "crime" of "meeting with foreigners." I myself have been complicit in this offense, traveling twice to Israel for the express purpose of meeting with him, openly, and expressing support for the actions for which he Read more…

Phil Wilayto: Key facts to keep in mind while opposing war against Iran

Representatives of Iran and six of the world’s most powerful countries are scheduled to meet this week in Geneva, one of a series of events that increasingly looks like a rerun of the build-up to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. As we prepare for a barrage of anti-Iranian media spin, it would be good Read more…

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John Andrews: Fidel Castro Article

 The empire and the robots (Taken from CubaDebate) A little while ago, I wrote about U.S. plans to impose the absolute superiority of its air force as an instrument of domination over the rest of the world. I mentioned the project of that country possessing more than 1,000 state-of-the-art F-22 and F-35 bombers and fighter Read more…

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Kathy Kelly: A Closer Look

It’s one thing to study online articles describing the MQ-9 Reapers and MQ-1 Predators. It’s quite another to identify these drones as they take off from runways at Nevada’s Creech Air Force base, where our "Ground the Drones…Lest We Reap the Whirlwind" campaign is holding a ten-day vigil.    This morning, during a one hour Read more…

d: Why is There an Arms Industry?!

  Warning: The following is a rant, as the writer has just realized something completely obvious, but has qualms about banging her delicate head against brick walls.    When I imagine arms dealers, I’m thinking Venezuelan, mustached, with an ugly scar on their cheek, in white suits. You can blame Hollywood for that. It never Read more…

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Aditya Ganapathiraju: Nuclear secrets for sale on black market

Originally written Jan 16, 2008 In a bombshell case, former FBI translator and whistleblower Sibel Edmonds claims US officials were involved in selling classified nuclear weapons secrets to the highest bidder; Turkey, Israel, Pakistan and non-state terrorist groups. "I’d say what she has is far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers," said Daniel Ellsberg, the Read more…

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Stephen Zunes: Obama and Israel’s Military: Still Arm-in-Arm

In the wake of Israel‘s massive assault on heavily populated civilian areas of the Gaza Strip earlier this year, Amnesty International called for the United States to suspend military aid to Israel on human rights grounds. Amnesty has also called for the United Nations to impose a mandatory arms embargo on both Hamas and the Read more…

Rory Mccarthy: Amnesty Calls On Us To Suspend Arms Sales To Israel

February 23, 2009 — Detailed evidence has emerged of Israel‘s extensive use of US-made weaponry during its war in Gaza last month, including white phosphorus artillery shells, 500lb bombs and Hellfire missiles.   In a report released today (February 23), Amnesty International listed the weapons used and called for an immediate arms embargo on Israel and Read more…

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Jonathan Cook: Is Gaza a testing ground for experimental weapons?

Nazareth — Concerns about Israel’s use of non-conventional and experimental weapons in the Gaza Strip are growing, with evasive comments from spokesmen and reluctance to allow independent journalists inside the tiny enclave only fuelling speculation.   The most prominent controversy is over the use of shells containing white phosphorus, which causes horrific burns when it Read more…

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