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Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Made in the USA

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00 By John LaForge, Truthout | Op-Ed

The United States is perhaps the principal nuclear weapons proliferator in the world today, openly flouting binding provisions of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Article I of the treaty forbids signers from transferring nuclear weapons to other states, and Article II prohibits signers from receiving nuclear weapons from other states.       

As the UN Review Conference of the NPT was finishing its month-long deliberations in New York last week, the US delegation distracted attention from its own violations using its standard red herring warnings about Iran and North Korea - the former without a single nuclear weapon, and the latter with 8-to-10 (according to those reliable weapons spotters at the CIA) but with no means of delivering them.

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Farkhundeh: An Explosion of a Deferred Dream in Afghanistan

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00 By Elahe Amani, A Safe World for Women | News Analysis

The case of Farkhunda's brutal killing is now closed. Thousands came to the streets of Kabul to demand justice for horrendous and vicious crime of misogyny against Farkhunda. The justice system of Afghanistan swiftly prosecuted the civilians and the police officers. Now, we know the result.

49 people were brought to trial. 27 were found not guilty - eighteen civilians and nine police officers. 12 convictions have been given to civilians - eight guilty of violence against women and four sentenced to death for mob killing. 10 police officers have been convicted for their failure in protecting Farkhunda and dereliction of duty after failing to stop the public lynching. After the brutal killing of Farkhunda, the height of the anger and violence perpetuated by a group of men in the capital city of Kabul stroked a cord in the hearts and minds of the Afghan people. Particularly women protested the injustice from Kabul to Hamburg to the Afghan community of Fremont in California.

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This Is THE Biggest Media Failure

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00 By Lee Camp, Redacted Tonight | Video

Even when the mainstream corporate media gets something right, they're still not telling you the whole story. There is one deep, dark issue about the mainstream media that is almost never talked about. Lee Camp shows the biggest Media Fails ever.

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So much for President Obama's commitment to a nuclear-weapons-free world. The Obama administration recently blocked the adoption of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Review Conference's consensus statement, shielding Israel and its nuclear weapons from the proposed Middle East nuclear-weapons-free zone. The US move also gave the world another hefty push toward the potential for nuclear catastrophe.

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Nuclear Weapons Proliferation: Made in the USA

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00 By John LaForge, Truthout | Op-Ed

The United States is perhaps the principal nuclear weapons proliferator in the world today, openly flouting binding provisions of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT). Article I of the treaty forbids signers from transferring nuclear weapons to other states, and Article II prohibits signers from receiving nuclear weapons from other states.       

As the UN Review Conference of the NPT was finishing its month-long deliberations in New York last week, the US delegation distracted attention from its own violations using its standard red herring warnings about Iran and North Korea - the former without a single nuclear weapon, and the latter with 8-to-10 (according to those reliable weapons spotters at the CIA) but with no means of delivering them.

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Farkhundeh: An Explosion of a Deferred Dream in Afghanistan

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00 By Elahe Amani, A Safe World for Women | News Analysis

The case of Farkhunda's brutal killing is now closed. Thousands came to the streets of Kabul to demand justice for horrendous and vicious crime of misogyny against Farkhunda. The justice system of Afghanistan swiftly prosecuted the civilians and the police officers. Now, we know the result.

49 people were brought to trial. 27 were found not guilty - eighteen civilians and nine police officers. 12 convictions have been given to civilians - eight guilty of violence against women and four sentenced to death for mob killing. 10 police officers have been convicted for their failure in protecting Farkhunda and dereliction of duty after failing to stop the public lynching. After the brutal killing of Farkhunda, the height of the anger and violence perpetuated by a group of men in the capital city of Kabul stroked a cord in the hearts and minds of the Afghan people. Particularly women protested the injustice from Kabul to Hamburg to the Afghan community of Fremont in California.

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This Is THE Biggest Media Failure

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00 By Lee Camp, Redacted Tonight | Video

Even when the mainstream corporate media gets something right, they're still not telling you the whole story. There is one deep, dark issue about the mainstream media that is almost never talked about. Lee Camp shows the biggest Media Fails ever.

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  • Author 47557
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  • Related Content 29735
  • Disclaimer This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.
  • FB description There is one deep, dark issue about the mainstream media that is almost never talked about.

So much for President Obama's commitment to a nuclear-weapons-free world. The Obama administration recently blocked the adoption of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Review Conference's consensus statement, shielding Israel and its nuclear weapons from the proposed Middle East nuclear-weapons-free zone. The US move also gave the world another hefty push toward the potential for nuclear catastrophe.