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How to Stop a War Mar08

How to Stop a War

Human Rights – The international community has been scrambling this week to prevent escalation in the ongoing conflict with Iran. With Israeli rhetoric growing more heated by the hour and many politicians convinced that a military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities is inevitable, the...

“Insightful” Bombs Feb01

“Insightful” Bombs

Social Issues – In what can only be bad news for the world, Iran has announced on its state television channel that they have begun production of, among other advanced weapons, laser-guided bombs. This particular “smart-weapon” goes by the name of “Basir” which...

Beast of Kandahar Dec16

Beast of Kandahar

Social Issues – President Obama has asked Iran return America’s downed spy drone– you know the one they “lost.” The Islamic Republic has yet to issue a formal answer, but given the fact that Tehran is flaunting videos of its conquest on the Internet it would be...

Getting Hosed Nov27

Getting Hosed

Environment – Ever wonder what happens to radioactive nuclear waste once it has been processed? Well, several thousands of activists in France and Germany who staged a peaceful protest in Dannenberg, Germany on Saturday know, and got hosed for their attempt at stopping it. German...

Severed Ties Nov25

Severed Ties

Social Issues – The UK has imposed new sanctions on Tehran, including the severing of all financial ties with Iranian banks. It follows the International Atomic Agency’s report on Iran that shed light on Iran’s suspicious nuclear program. From 15:00 GMT on Monday, UK credit and...

Greenpeace Win Nov11

Greenpeace Win

Environmental Issues – France’s state energy firm EDF has been fined 1.5 million ($2 million) by a Paris court for spying on Greenpeace. In addition to the fine, “its head of nuclear production security in 2006, Pascal Durieux, was given a three-year sentence with two years...

Iran’s Nukes Nov10

Iran’s Nukes

In response to the IAEA report that was released detailing the fact Iran’s nuclear program is indeed for the purpose of creating WMDs, China’s foreign Minister, Hong Lei, has called for dialogue rather than sanctions. As many Western powers prepare to institute sanctions if...

Modernizing Military Nov10

Modernizing Military

Social Issues – Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister, who is seeking to run a third term as president next year, oversaw the signing of several contracts between the Defense Ministry and the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) at Sevmash Shipyard, to give Russia’s military an...

Iran Warns U.S. Nov06

Iran Warns U.S.

Social Issues – Iran has warned the United States not to take action over Tehran’s nuclear enrichment program, as diplomatic tensions reflected growing concern that the Middle East may be on the verge of a new conflict. The Iranian foreign minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, made the announcement amidst reports that the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, is trying to rally support within the Jewish state for a pre-emptive attack. It has also been reported that the United Kingdom was “advancing contingency plans for joining American forces in a possible air and sea campaign against military bases in Iran.” The...

CutNukes Nov05

CutNukes

Celebrity Charities – Actress Naomi Watts and Valerie Plame Wilson, author and ex-CIA agent, have teamed up with CutNukes.org, a subsidiary of the Global Zero movement, to bring attention to the fact that the U.S. government will “spend $600 billion on nuclear weapons” while...

Fukushima x 2 Oct31

Fukushima x 2

Environmental Issues – As if news of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster weren’t horrifying enough, researchers discovered that the actual radiation levels were nearly twice as much as they had originally calculated. The radioactive isotope, Caesium-137, was found to have a...

Bilateral Talks Oct24

Bilateral Talks

The United States has reached an agreement with North Korea to resume searching for the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War after a six-year halt due to Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions. The U.S. Department of Defense said: “US teams are due to start recovery...

Nuclear Fallout, In a Good Way Sep21

Nuclear Fallout, In a Good Way

In response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan this year, German industrial and engineering conglomerate, Siemens, is going to withdraw completely from the nuclear industry. Chief executive Peter Loescher stated that it was the firm’s solution to “the clear positioning of German society and politics for a pullout from nuclear energy” and that the “firm will no longer build nuclear power stations.” Siemens will also cancel a long-planned joint venture with Rosatom, a Russian nuclear firm, though Loescher has indicated that he will seek to work with the firm “in other fields.” The announcement...

Vive le Fission Sep14

Vive le Fission

One person was killed and four others were injured on Monday in an explosion at the Marcoule nuclear waste treatment site in Southern France. The treatment site, owned by French power utility, EDF, is used to “burn low-grade radioactive waste such as rubber gloves and tools used in...

Tiny Cleaners Sep13

Tiny Cleaners

Individual filaments on the outside of Geobacter bacteria are being used to collect water soluble and highly toxic uranium deposits found in groundwater and other uranium-contaminated waters. The filaments, also called nano-wires, create a network, many times the size of the bacteria, which...

Iran Goes Nuclear Sep11

Iran Goes Nuclear

Iran’s first nuclear power station, Bushehr, has been completed and connected to the controversial country’s electric grid. When the reactor’s generator began running at a low level in May, it quickly prompted worldwide fears that Iran was looking to build a nuclear weapons...

Ayatollah Strangelove? Sep04

Ayatollah Strangelove?

Iran continues to work in secret on developing a nuclear arms program much to the chagrin of the United Nations nuclear agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and anyone with a shred of awareness about the volatile Middle Eastern nation. A restricted 9-page document issued by the IAEA cited an alarming amount of credible evidence about Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Amongst other things, Tehran has begun installing equipment to enrich uranium in an underground bunker, thus making it infinitely more secure from air attack than its current above ground facilities. While Tehran will admit to enriching uranium, it claims they are...