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Statement by the President of the United States on Iran Agreement

The President of the United States announced a negotiated agreement with Iran today.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - President Barack Obama THE PRESIDENT: Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not -- a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

This deal demonstrates that American diplomacy can bring about real and meaningful change -- change that makes our country, and the world, safer and more secure.

Read Full Article (May-12-2015 17:35)

Activists Make Statement at Nuke Base: Our Children Deserve Better!

Kitsap-Bangor has 8 of the nation's 14 OHIO Class (Trident) ballistic missile submarines.

(SILVERDALE, Wash.) - Kitsap-Bangor Activists briefly blockaded the entrance to a West Coast nuclear weapons base in a statement against U.S. Nuclear modernization efforts on the eve of Mothers Day.

Carrying signs saying “Our children deserve better”, five protesters walked into the roadway and blocked traffic entering the base. Washington State Patrol officers moved in and escorted the protesters off the roadway.

Read Full Article (May-09-2014 14:21)

Reactor Reax Top Stories - Media Calls Out Nuclear Industry Front Groups

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(WASHINGTON DC) - Real face of nuclear power Today in Reactor Reax, Media calls out nuclear industry front groups, Senators take stand on nuclear zones, and a group again knocks nuclear cost law as it seeks hearing on FPL's St. Lucie plant. FPL St. Lucie nuclear reactor not run by the book, group alleges, and Toshiba writes down value of stake in Texas nuclear project...

These stories are part of today's roundup of the latest news articles covering the dangerous and complicated subject of nuclear energy and welfare.

Read Full Article (May-02-2014 14:39)

U.S. Claims of Nuclear Weapons Retirement, Dismantlement ``may be misleading`` GAO

According to GAO, any eventual retirement of warheads retired under New START is now contingent on the successful completion of 1) planned warhead modernization programs (i.e. Life Extension Programs, LEPs) and 2) successful acquisition of new warhead production capacity and infrastructure.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Nuclear weapons Yesterday the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the results of a two-year audit of Obama Administration efforts to meet nuclear warhead dismantlement goals, a responsibility of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Read Full Article (Apr-16-2014 11:22)

Amnesty International: Israel... Lift `Ludicrous` Restrictions on Whistleblower Vanunu Decade After Release

Vanunu had been previously held by Israel in solitary confinement for 11 years from 1986 in conditions that Amnesty International at the time called cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Mordechai Vanunu served an 18-year-prison sentence for disclosing information to journalists about Israel’s nuclear arsenal during the 1980s. Ten years after serving a full sentence for his revelations to the press about Israel’s nuclear weapons programme, Mordechai Vanunu still faces severe restrictions that arbitrarily infringe on his freedom of movement, expression and association, said Amnesty International.

The former nuclear technician already served an 18-year-prison sentence...

Read Full Article (Apr-11-2014 12:13)

Reactor Reax Top Stories - World Needs to Get Ready for Next Nuclear Power Plant Accident

"Reactor Reax" is brought to you by Physicians for Social Responsibility.

(WASHINGTON DC) - Nuclear danger Today in Reactor Reax, experts warn that the world needs to prepare for the next nuclear accident. Three major atomic accidents in 35 years are forcing the world's nuclear industry to stop imagining it can prevent more catastrophes and to focus instead on how to contain them.

Also, in the Wake of Fukushima: Global Research examines Japan's Nuclear Energy Policy Impasse. "Tepco is not viable in its current form, having lost a stunning 81.2% of its market capitalization between March 10 of 2011 and April 2 of 2014."

Read Full Article (Apr-10-2014 13:47)

Budgets as Moral Documents, Nuclear Weapons and the Fate of Life

Op-ed on Taxes, Federal Budget, Nuclear Weapons, Megadeath, Priorities, Moral Ghoice

(PORTLAND) - Taxes April 15th, Tax Day, our nation funds our national budget. On this day we fund the nation’s business and provide a proclamation to the world of the U.S. priorities for the next year. Ultimately, because they reveal our choices, budgets are moral documents and are supposed to represent the people’s priorities.

What are those priorities? Surveys show them to be education, economic security, environmental protection, healthcare, climate change, peace and security.

Read Full Article (Apr-03-2014 14:32)

Any Courtroom in China

“International law is not an empty promise, and treaties must be enforced.” — President Obama

(BROOKLYN) - 84-year old nun, Sr. Megan Rice of New York City. Any courtroom in China or Iran could have been the scene: An 84-year-old Catholic nun in prison garb, chained hand-and-foot and surrounded by heavy Marshals, is shuffled jangling into court.

Her attorney asks if she might be allowed one free hand in order to take notes. The nun has been convicted of high crimes trumped up after her bold political protest embarrassed the state.

Read Full Article (Apr-03-2014 03:29)

Human Rights Ambassador Welcomes Countries Ratifying UN Arms Trade Treaty

Human Rights Ambassador welcomed the countries ratified UN Arms Trade Treaty

(WASHINGTON DC) - Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes The ambassadors of 18 countries handed over the documents at a U.N. ceremony on the first anniversary of the General Assembly's adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty, which is aimed at stemming the global illegal weapons trade, estimated at between $60 billion and $85 billion. The new ratifications brings the total number to 31, more than half of the 50 needed for the pact to enter into force.

Five of the world's top 10 arms exporters — Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain — turned in their ratification documents at the ceremony.

Read Full Article (Mar-24-2014 10:45)

U.S. Radiation Leak Concerns Mexicans

Mexican whistle-blower Bernardo Salas Mar, a former employee of the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant in Veracruz, said important bits of information need to be confirmed about the WIPP radiation release...

(LAS CRUCES, NM) - Nuclear danger Serious problems at a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico have caught the eyes of the press and government officials in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

The current round of troubles began February 5 at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico, when six workers were briefly hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a truck caught fire.

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