Posts Tagged: Nuclear

“Secret Japan-US nuclear deal” revealed

US nuke-weapons have a Free Pass to enter Japan “Secret Japan-US nuclear deal” revealed June 1, 2009, a Japanese former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ryohei Murata, and other 3 former Vice-Ministers admitted the existence of a “Secret Nuclear Deal” between the U.S. and Japan in Japanese news papers. The long standing agreement has allowed U.S…. Read more »

Another round of anti-North Korea fear mongering

I am for nuclear abolition, but the hypocrisy of the nuclear powers is outrageous: why is it okay for the U.S. to have missiles and nuclear warheads, but the countries that are consistently threatened by the U.S. are not allowed to have these same weapons? Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Hawaii warned of missile threat Pyongyang… Read more »

When we almost nuked Savannah

http://www.counterpunch.org/stclair05152009.html May 15-17, 2009 When We Almost Nuked Savannah The Case of the Missing H-Bomb By JEFFREY ST. CLAIR Things go missing. It’s to be expected. Even at the Pentagon. Last October, the Pentagon’s inspector general reported that the military’s accountants had misplaced a destroyer, several tanks and armored personnel carriers, hundreds of machine guns,… Read more »

More on Somali ‘pirates': Who is the robber?

Johann Hari: You are being lied to about pirates Some are clearly just gangsters. But others are trying to stop illegal dumping and trawling Monday, 5 January 2009 Who imagined that in 2009, the world’s governments would be declaring a new War on Pirates? As you read this, the British Royal Navy – backed by… Read more »

More than meets the eye on the Somali ‘pirates’ story

‘Pirates’ Strike a U.S. Ship Owned by a Pentagon Contractor, But Is the Media Telling the Whole Story? By Jeremy Scahill, Rebel Reports Posted on April 8, 2009, Printed on April 9, 2009 http://www.alternet.org/story/135716/ UPDATE: At least one nuclear-powered U.S. warship is reportedly on its way to the scene of the hijacking off the coast… Read more »

Communities Seek Accountability for Military Pollution

CSWAB UPDATE Communities Seek Accountability for Military Pollution A national coalition of 90 affected communities and organizations have joined together to support federal legislation that will require the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy to comply with laws designed to protect human health and the environment. A joint letter to the White House,… Read more »

Obama wants to put federal nuclear weapons labs under the Pentagon

According to an AP story carried here in the Marine Corps Times, Obama is considering placing the federal laboratories that developed nuclear weapons under the military.  This would be a dangerous development. The AP writes: The Obama administration is considering moving the nation’s federal weapons complex, including New Mexico’s Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories,… Read more »

David Krieger to speak on Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future

NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND THE HUMAN FUTURE David Krieger, PhD President, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Santa Barbara, California Thursday, February 12, 2009 6pm to 8pm Honolulu Friends Meeting House 2426 O`ahu Avenue Honolulu, Hawai`i Free and open to the public David Krieger is a founder and President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, which has initiated… Read more »

Nuclear future for Hawai’i? ‘A’ole!

The Honolulu Advertiser editorialized that perhaps Hawai’i should reconsider its ban on nuclear power since the Navy continues to violate Hawai’i’s constitution by bringing nuclear powered ships and nuclear weapons into our waters and ports.   Crazy. We almost had a nuclear catastrophe in port when a fire aboard the USS Sargo nearly caused a meltdown… Read more »

Nuclear survivors of Rongelap

http://counterpunch.org/johnston11212008.html Weekend Edition November 21 / 23, 2008 The Voices of Rongelap Cautionary Tales From a Nuclear War Zone By BARBARA ROSE JOHNSTON and HOLLY M. BARKER John Anjain, Alab of Rongelap, Marshall Islands: Early in the morning of March 1, 1954, sometime around five or six o’clock, American planes dropped a hydrogen bomb on… Read more »