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     Nuclear Arms


Excerpts from the classified Nuclear Posture Review, a document outlining our official nuclear policy
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“Nuclear Posture Review Leaks; Outlines Targets, Contingencies”
By Phillipe Bleek, Arms Control Today April 2002 Article analyzing Bush’s Nuclear Posture Review, including comparisons to Clinton’s 1994 Nuclear Posture Review
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Resources on the Nuclear Posture Review
An exceptional collection of articles, documents, and links pertaining to the Nuclear Posture Review.
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The NRC’s Dirty Little Secret
By Daniel Hirsch, David Lochbaum & Edwin Lyman, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Excellent article describing the absence of security at nuclear power plants and facilities such as Los Alamos National Laboratory, even after September 11th
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“Nuclear Posture Review Leaks; Outlines Targets, Contingencies”
By Phillipe Bleek, Arms Control Today April 2002 Article analyzing Bush’s Nuclear Posture Review, including comparisons to Clinton’s 1994 Nuclear Posture Review
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Bush Administration Unveils Plans to Produce 125 New Nuclear Weapons a Year: Seeks Return to Cold War Nuclear Weapons Capabilities

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Nuclear Information and Resource Service
& World Information Service on Energy
NIRS/WISE is the information and networking center for citizens and environmental organizations concerned about nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation, and sustainable energy issues. See especially the article on Beyond Nuclear.

http://www.nirs.org/

   Arms Trade / Military Spending /
   General Military Policy



U.S, Nuclear Threats Then and Now
During an impromptu April 18 press conference, President George W. Bush refused to rule out the possibility of a nuclear strike against Iran, declaring that "all options are on the table." In doing so, Bush joined a long list of U.S. officials--including Harry S. Truman, Richard Nixon, and George H. W. Bush--who have drawn the nuclear sword in an effort to influence international relations f arming dictators, compiled by Frank Dorrel in 2000. Read More>

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National Priorities Project
NPP produces excellent statistical analysis of military spending issues and their impact on local communities Read More>

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World Policy Institute: Arms Trade Resource Center
The Arms Trade Resource Center produces excellent analysis of arms export, nuclear weapons and missile defense policy. Read More>

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Federation of American Scientists
FAS provides analysis of arms trade and nuclear weapons issues. Read More>

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Center for Defense Information
An organization composed primarily of retired military personnel who advocate for changes in American foreign and military policy Read More>

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Council for a Livable World
An excellent source for information on the military budget, nuclear weapons and missile defense issues. Read More>

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Foreign Policy in Focus: a Project of the Institute for Policy Studies
Regular analysis from a progressive "think tank." Read More>

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“The Next World Order”
By Nicholas Lemann, The New Yorker – An exceptional summary of the origins of Bush’s foreign policy and their long term goals. Read More>

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The Push for War
By Anatol Lieven, The London Review of Books- An analyst from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace considers what the Administration hopes to gain. Read More>

 

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     Weapons in Space


*Article detailing Rumsfeld’s plans for weapons in space
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*Website containing Department of Defense documents detailing their vision for our military’s future. Pay particular attention to “Joint Vision 2020,” Section 2. This document, signed by Rumsfeld, outlines his plans for “full-spectrum dominance”
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*Article Explaining Full Spectrum Dominance from a military perspective “Joint Vision 2020 Emphasizes Full-spectrum Dominance,” By Jim Garamone
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US Army Space and Missile Command Website>

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“Missile Defense: The Untold Story”
By Bill Keller, New York Times – A concise examination of the offensive strategic role of missile defense, why it appeals to the far right and why it will launch a new arms race.
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     Other Resources for
    Activists



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Tips for Writing Letters to Elected officials and Editors

The Midwest Academy
Provides essential training for organizers nationwide as well as publishing organizing books Read More>

Chardon Press
Publishers of the Grassroots Fundraising Journal and other excellent resources for building your local grassroots organization. Read More>

     Peace Action Publication



*2005 Congressional Voting Records
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*Activist Guide
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Specific Nations/ Religons


Latin American Working Group A coalition of Latin America policy experts and advocates.
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TransAfrica Forum A leading advocacy organization promoting progressive US policies toward Africa.
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EPIC - The Education for Peace in Iraq Center
A National organization working for peace in Iraq. An excellent source for information, resources, links, etc.
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The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

www.space4peace.org