Why is US military in Africa?

23 November 2020 — World Beyond War

Did you know that the U.S. military has 29 military bases in 15 countries across Africa? The U.S. military established AFRICOM in 2008, despite the majority of African nations rejecting it. Under a false guise of providing security, the U.S. uses its military force to impose control of African land, resources, and labor to serve the needs of U.S. multi-national corporations.

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The Dead And Those About To Die – Climate Protests And The Corporate Media

17 November 2020 — Media Lens

The Roman poet Horace famously declared:

‘Dulce et decorum est pro patrie mori.’

It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. Wilfred Owen, the great English poet of the First World War, described this phrase as ‘the old Lie’ in his famous war poem, ‘Dulce et decorum est’. Patriotism so often means ‘honouring’ those who ‘fell in service to this country’, grand ceremonies at war memorials, feasts of royal pageantry. And then sending yet more generations of men and women to fight in yet more wars.

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Who Collects Biological Samples from Different Ethnic Groups, and for What Purposes?

5 November 2020 — New Eastern Outlook

Vladimir Platov

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Recently, US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tried to formally accuse China of allegedly collecting genetic data from foreigners to serve its own interests. At the same time, he stressed that having genetic data creates an advantage for China, and allows it to influence “certain groups and certain countries”.
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Watch: ‘Drone Warfare: Today, Tomorrow, Forever?’

30 October 2020 — Drone Wars

Chris Cole

Here’s a recording of the webinar to mark our 10th anniversary ‘Drone Warfare: Today, Tomorrow, Forever?’

The event featured:

  • Aditi Gupta, Coordinator for the All-Party Parliamentary Group
  • Chris Cole, Director of Drone Wars UK
  • Ella Knight, campaigner at Amnesty International
  • Rachel Stohl, Vice President at the Stimson Center
  • Elke Schwarz, Lecturer in Political Theory at Queen Mary’s, University of London

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Global Appeal to Nine Nuclear Governments

27 August 2020 — Roots Action

RootsAction.org is joining with a rapidly growing list of organizations and individuals from around the world to send an urgent appeal to the presidents, prime ministers, and legislatures of nine nuclear nations: China, France, India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Hiroshima ─ 75 years on

6 August 2020 — Medact

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Today ─ 6th August ─ marks the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of the city of Hiroshima, in 1945. It is estimated that the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the ensuing radioactive fallout claimed the lives of up to a quarter of a million Japanese people ─ to this day they provide a stark symbol of the toxic legacy of conflict.

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ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Illegality of Nuclear Weapons

4 August 2020 — Consortium News

The mere possession of nuclear weapons violate the Nuremberg Principles, decreed a day before Nagasaki, and other international laws, argues international law professor Francis Boyle.

By Francis Boyle

The human race stands on the verge of nuclear self-extinction as a species, and with it will die most, if not all, forms of intelligent life on the planet earth. Any attempt to dispel the ideology of nuclearism and its attendant myth propounding the legality of nuclear weapons and nuclear deterrence must directly come to grips with the fact that the nuclear age was conceived in the original sins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945.

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The Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II

5 August 2020 — National Security Archive

A Collection of Primary Sources

Updated National Security Archive Posting Marks 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Japan and the End of World War II

Extensive Compilation of Primary Source Documents Explores Manhattan Project, Eisenhower’s Early Misgivings about First Nuclear Use, Curtis LeMay and the Firebombing of Tokyo, Debates over Japanese Surrender Terms, Atomic Targeting Decisions, and Lagging Awareness of Radiation Effects

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