Subversive Nun’s Sophisticated Plot to Incite Peace By Peter Rugh

8 June 2013 — Waging NonViolence

Tears welled up in my eyes when I heard that 83-year-old Catholic nun Megan Rice is facing 20 years in prison — a sentence that, if delivered to the fullest extent this September, would essentially condemn her to spend the rest of her life behind bars. Unlike me, however, she reportedly smiled when the jury convicted her of interfering with national security and damaging federal property at a trial in Knoxville, Tenn., last month.

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Depleted Uranium: The BBC’s John Simpson does a hatchet job on Fallujah’s genetically damaged children By William Bowles

1 April 2013 — William Bowles

Under the title ‘Fallujah’s childrens’ ‘genetic damage‘ that old war horse ‘literally’ of the BBC’s foreign propaganda service, John Simpson, manages not to mention the phrase ‘depleted uranium’ when allegedly reporting on the alarming rise in birth defects that include cancer, leukaemia and a horrific rise in child mortality since the US demolished the city of Fallujah in 2004. And it’s not until right at the end of the piece that the US attack on Fallujah is even mentioned, let alone depleted uranium!

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From the horse’s mouth

20 November 2012

If anyone has any doubts about the racist nature of Israeli society then the following quotes by Gilad Sharon, son of Ariel Sharon should clear the mist from your eyes:

“There should be no electricity in Gaza, no gasoline or moving vehicles, nothing. Then they’d really call for a ceasefire,” he wrote. “We need to flatten entire neighbourhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza” — Jerusalem Post

The Real Reason America Used Nuclear Weapons Against Japan. It Was Not To End the War Or Save Lives By Washington's Blog

14 October 2012 — Global Research – Washington’s Blog

Atomic Weapons Were Not Needed to End the War or Save Lives

Like all Americans, I was taught that the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in order to end WWII and save both American and Japanese lives.

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Stuxnet and the Bomb By Kennette Benedict

22 June 2012 — Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

With confirmation that the United States was behind the 2010 cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility, the world has officially entered a new era of warfare. The New York Times‘ comprehensive reporting details how the US and Israeli governments developed the malicious Stuxnet software and how they deployed it in the digital wilderness of the Internet specifically to attack the plant at Natanz. Over the past decade, US experts have strenuously warned about the ominous possibility of other nations, rogue states, or even terrorist groups attacking US infrastructure through the Internet. As it happens, however, it is the United States that has developed malicious software in secrecy and launched it against another country — in this case, Iran.

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The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence Today: International Law as Anchoring Ground By Professor Francis A. Boyle

XVIIIth Conference “Mut Zur Ethic”: Direct Democracy Feldkirch, Austria

Ladies and gentlemen:

I am very happy to be speaking with you this evening. I want to express my gratitude to Zeit-Fragen for publishing the German language edition of my book The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence (Clarity Press: 2002) which comes out now on the anniversary of the end of the Second World War. At this time 65 years ago, Japan surrendered to the United States after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the incineration of 250,000 completely innocent human beings.
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Information Clearing House Newsletter August 05, 2011: Hiroshima: Is this the Greatest Crime in Human History?

5 August 2011 — Information Clearing House

NATO Plans Campaign in Syria
Tightens Noose Around Iran

By RIA Novosti
NATO is planning a military campaign against Syria to help overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad with a long-reaching goal of preparing a beachhead for an attack on Iran, Russia’s envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said.

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Media Lens: Beyond Hiroshima – The Non-Reporting Of Fallujah’s Cancer Catastrophe

7 September, 2010 — MEDIA LENS: Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media


Compassion is sometimes a central theme of media reporting. On August 25, journalists across the UK described how a British woman, Mary Bale, had been filmed dropping a cat into a wheelie bin. The cat was later released unharmed. The Guardian reported and commented on the story on August 24 and 25. Matt Seaton wrote: Continue reading

Taras DYACHENKO Hiroshima and Modernity

5 August, 2010 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Sixty five years ago, on August 6, 1945, US bomber B-29 dropped a nuclear bomb which was roughly 2,000 times more powerful than the biggest munitions used over the entire past history on the Japanese city of Hiroshima


Fighting ended in Europe in May, 1945, but the war still raged in the Far East where Japan continued to mount resistance. In July, 1945 the Soviet Union confirmed its earlier pledge to join the campaign, part of Stalin’s motivation clearly being to reverse the humiliating consequences of Russia’s defeat in the Russo-Japanese war in the early XX century.

In the meantime, the Western allies of the USSR decided to implement a plan charted in the process of their separate negotiations. On August 6, US bomber B-29 dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, literally turning the place into hell on Earth. The devastations were unprecedented: the blast wiped out the population in the proximity of the epicenter, leaving survivors with severe burns. According to Japanese estimates, the death toll in Hiroshima topped 240,000, with 50,000 wounded or missing. A US Army combat report said the timing of the attack was meant to maximize the thermal impact of the explosion.

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Strategic culture foundation online magazine latest publications from 1-8 August, 2010

6 August, 2010 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Tensions over the European External Action Service

“The situation is unfolding on the UN highest court’s verdict on Kosovo’s independence. Now that the legality of Kosovo’s 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia has been recognized, the West seems to be pushing forward its ‘offensive’ on the Bosnian Republika Srpska to achieve success on this stage of anti-Serbian strategy as well…”

New Dimensions of Decay in US Capitalism

“The first year and a half of Barrack Obama’s Presidency have delivered no shortage of disappointments to America. On issues ranging from the protection of civil rights to medical insurance reform, from environmental policy to economic inequality, from financial sector reform to military aggression, and any number of others, the administration has failed to accomplish or even strive for solutions that would reflect the interests of the mass of the population…”

Aleksandr SHUSTOV
Endangered Kyrgyzstan

“The coming withdrawal of the US-led Western coalition from Afghanistan is becoming a prologue to the repatriation of field commanders to Tajikistan and other Central Asian republics. The Talibs will no doubt provide them with secure backing in Afghanistan. Thus, the forecasts that the presence of Russia’s special forces in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, which are CSTO members, will become necessary this fall are realistic…”

Middle East at the Point of Boiling

“The truth is that the UN peacekeepers deployed at the Golan Heights are basically safeguarding the interests of Israel. Separating the aggressor and the victims of aggression is hardy the right way to bring the conflict to its final point. Reassuring UN reports notwithstanding, it will still be the point of boiling…”

Hiroshima and Modernity

“Sixty five years ago, on August 6, 1945, US bomber B-29 dropped a nuclear bomb which was roughly 2,000 times more powerful than the biggest munitions used over the entire past history on the Japanese city of Hiroshima…”

Why World War II ended with Mushroom Clouds By Jacques R. Pauwels

6 August, 2010 — Global Research

65 years ago, August 6 and 9, 1945: Hiroshima and Nagasaki

“On Monday, August 6, 1945, at 8:15 AM, the nuclear bomb ‘Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima by an American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, directly killing an estimated 80,000 people. By the end of the year, injury and radiation brought total casualties to 90,000-140,000.”[1]

“On August 9, 1945, Nagasaki was the target of the world’s second atomic bomb attack at 11:02 a.m., when the north of the city was destroyed and an estimated 40,000 people were killed by the bomb nicknamed ‘Fat Man.’ The death toll from the atomic bombing totalled 73,884, as well as another 74,909 injured, and another several hundred thousand diseased and dying due to fallout and other illness caused by radiation.”[2]

In the European Theatre, World War II ended in early May 1945 with the capitulation of Nazi Germany. The “Big Three” on the side of the victors – Great Britain, the United States, and the Soviet Union – now faced the complex problem of the postwar reorganization of Europe. The United States had entered the war rather late, in December 1941, and had only started to make a truly significant military contribution to the Allied victory over Germany with the landings in Normandy in June 1944, less than one year before the end of the hostilities. When the war against Germany ended, however, Washington sat firmly and confidently at the table of the victors, determined to achieve what might be called its “war aims.”

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Never Forget The Lessons Of Yesterday For The Sake Of Tomorrow By Vincent Guarisco

23 February, 2009

“You can walk away from these stories today, but if you choose to follow them they will become a profound part of you and will deeply affect your life.” — Anthony Guarisco, Founder and director, International Alliance of Atomic Veterans (IAAV, with AAV here in the US), to photo-journalist James Lerager. (Note: Anthony was the first of many Atomic Veterans Lerager interviewed)

In a world full of mind-wrenching turmoil, I am a gentle dreamer searching for some soulful serenity. But in reality, my dreams are not always so pleasant when I revisit the arc of history when our pentagon warmongers worked day and night to demonize our own Stars and Stripes when they unleashed nuclear hell-on-earth to establish the most powerful military presence on earth. Indeed, the Hibakusha people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki know this lesson well. Just as surely as all 300,000 Atomic Veterans (including my father) know they are the government’s best-kept-secret when they were quickly deemed “expendable” by Uncle Sam’s nuclear weapons testing programs.

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Media Lens: The Dark Heart of Robin Cook’s ‘Ethical’ Foreign Policy – Part 1

22 August 2005 — Media Lens

August 6 And The Barbarians Of The Dark Ages

Every death is a tragedy to be mourned. August 6 marked the 60th anniversary of the agonizing deaths of 140,000 Japanese people in the city of Hiroshima. In her article, ‘Eight Hundred Metres From The Hypocentre,’ Yamaoka Michiko described her experience as a fifteen year-old high school student:

“My clothes were burnt and so was my skin. I was in rags. I had braided my hair, but now it was like a lion’s mane. There were people, barely breathing, trying to push their intestines back in. People with their legs wrenched off. Without heads. Or with faces burned and swollen out of shape. The scene I saw was a living hell.” (Michiko, in Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove eds., Voices of a People’s History, Seven Stories, 2004, p.365)

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Unglued, unstuck, pear-shaped, wobbly…and sick By William Bowles

2 June 2003

Call it what you like, the events of the past week are a genuine watershed in the USUK campaign to sell the world ‘democracy’ out of the barrel of a gun. And even though the mass media still can’t bring itself to utter the words, ‘what are the real reasons?’ the desire to pursue the ‘story’ is so compelling that they just can’t let go of it. And the more Blair’s government rolls out one mouth after the other, to utter the words, ‘just you wait, have patience’, ‘we’ve got the evidence’, ‘you’ll see, we didn’t actually say that’, ‘read what we really said’, the more the media and critically, the public, look on in disbelief and increasingly, disgust.

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