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Today in history: Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty is signed in 1972

The U.S. and USSR agreed not to build defensive missile systems and thus to limit escalation of the nuclear arms race.


Support builds for Peace and Planet mobilization

Peace, faith, environment and labor organizations are mobilizing for the Peace and Planet conference and march at the United Nations April 24-26.


Why the U.S. concealed its chemical weapons role in Iraq

From 2004 to 2011, the Pentagon covered up injuries to U.S. troops in Iraq from chemical weaponry supplied to Saddam Hussein in the 80s by the U.S. and other countries.


World calls for Ukraine cease fire after plane crash

Strong words came amid contrasting images of emergency workers and off-duty coal miners across sunflower fields searching for charred pieces of wreckage from the Boeing 777.


Today in eco-history: Andropov writes to U.S. 5th grader to ease nuclear fears

While not seen as an environmental issue at the time, nuclear weapons pose the single biggest threat to the Earth's environment, scientists warned in 2006.


Another Iraq? U.S. aids Saudis in Syria intervention

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other feudal Persian Gulf states are providing millions of dollars in funding to Syrian opposition forces every month, with U.S. backing and coordination.


Saudi Arabia going nuclear - why no uproar?

Saudi Arabia recently announced its intention to launch its own nuclear program, saying it needs to diversify its energy sources.

“Doomsday” clock pushed forward amidst fears of nuclear conflict

Created in 1947 to represent the relative closeness of the threat of nuclear disaster, the clock's face has been adjusted twenty times.

Israeli whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu's appeal rejected

Israel's Supreme Court last Thursday kept in place a range of restrictions on the rights of nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vananu, while his fight to secure asylum elsewhere continues.


Small movement on Korea nuclear issue

Though eclipsed in recent months by the Arab Spring and the international economic crisis, Korea remains volatile, with the states on both sides of the DMZ trading threats.

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