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Archive for April 2012

Power and progress through Demilitarization

April 16, 2012

Nobel Laureate Óscar Arias writes: “My country Costa Rica, has shown what a reduction in military spending can do for a society. In 1948 my country made a voluntary decision that no other had ever undertaken, to abolish its army and declare peace to the world.” Arias, president of Costa Rica (from 1986-1990 and 2006-2010) […]

Iraqi increase in birth defects greater than Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors

April 16, 2012

At Fallujah hospital in Iraq they cannot offer any statistics on children born with birth defects – there are just too many. Parents don’t want to talk. “Families bury their newborn babies after they die without telling anyone,” says hospital spokesman Nadim al-Hadidi. “It’s all too shameful for them.” “We recorded 672 cases in January […]

2500 US marines to Australia

April 14, 2012

The first rotation of about 200 US marines has arrived in Australia on a six-month training deployment. A total of 2,500 troops are expected to arrive over the next few years in Darwin to enhance the US’s military presence in the Asia-Pacific. Despite the fact that the US’s final military presence in the country is […]

The human cost of war

April 13, 2012

Over 6,400 uniformed American service-members and 2,330 mercenaries have died in the Global War on Terror since 2001. 47,740 American men and women have been wounded in action since the War on Terror began. A casualty traditionally refers to anyone wounded or killed in combat, but this term doesn’t articulate the variety of war’s victims. […]

Fukushima Japan poisoning Western US and Canada

April 13, 2012

Fukushima will start burning radioactive debris containing up to 100,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram. As Mainchi notes: “The state will start building storage facilities for debris generated by the March 2011 tsunami as early as May at two locations. … About 25,000 tons of debris are expected to be brought into the facilities […]

Syria and Iran the seeds of World War Three

April 12, 2012

To get some idea of how absurd the Syria situation is, imagine the following scenario: The United States government is under attack by an insurgent group, which lists kidnappings and bombings in its modus operandi. The insurgents are being aided by Canada and Mexico, with Mexico planning to seize some US territory in order to […]

Wars abroad leave crumbling US infrastructure at home

April 11, 2012

While politicians in Washington recklessly call for bombing Syria and Iran, they ignore the economic costs of failed US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It calls into question the competence of leadership elites in the US, not to mention fundamental issues of governance involving the preservation of constitutional democracy. In the past, the US paid […]

The NSA Spy Center Big Brother Inc

April 8, 2012

Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s the heart of Mormon country, where religious pioneers first arrived more than 160 years ago. But new pioneers have quietly begun moving into the area, secretive outsiders who say little and […]

Economic rape in the United States

April 7, 2012

It is an understatement that it now takes two spouses working to equal the wages of a one-income family of forty years ago. Western wages have plummeted so low that a two-income family is now (on average) 15% poorer than a one-income family of 40 years ago. The average standard of living in the U.S. […]

MEK of Iran trained in Nevada by JSOC

April 7, 2012

From the air, the terrain of the Department of Energy’s Nevada National Security Site, with its arid high plains and remote mountain peaks, has the look of northwest Iran. In certain sections, the curious are warned that the site’s security personnel are authorized to use deadly force, if necessary, against intruders. It was here that […]