United States soldiers used as lab rats

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U.S. Government Using Its Soldiers as Lab Rats

30 May 2016

As we commemorate soldiers on Memorial Day, we should also remember the soldiers that were sacrificed by the U.S. government for psychological experiments and chemical and nuclear weapons testing. Nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s affected 100,000s of soldiers and civilians.

Donald Trump wants nuclear weapons for Japan

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2 July 2009

Atomic Bomb Survivors Re-live Their Stories

“On August 6, 1945, a great terror was thrust upon the world. David Rothauser’s 80 minute documentary, Hibakusha, Our Life to Live, probes the life stories of Japanese, Korean and American survivors of the terror; the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There is an URGENCY here. The survivors are dying off. By keeping their memory alive may we no longer live in the fear of nuclear annihilation.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Japan: Tokyo rejects Trump‘s advice about getting nuclear bomb

Tuesday 29th March 2016

TOKYO rejected yesterday US presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s suggestion that Japan and South Korea should acquire nuclear weapons.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told reporters that the country’s three principles of not owning, making or allowing nuclear weapons remained “an important basic policy of the government.”

Mr Trump said in an interview with the New York Times published on Sunday that Japan and South Korea should pay more for their own defence — and that “could mean nuclear.”

Both countries have hosted many thousands of US troops since the end of World War II, which Mr Trump said he would withdraw if the two nations did not increase their own defence spending.

Mr Suga declined to comment specifically on Mr Trump’s statement, saying he was only running for the presidency at that point.

South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang Gyun declined to comment on Mr Trump’s remarks.

So, Donald Trump went too far; even for the militarist right-wing Abe government in Japan.

British art against nuclear weapons

This video from Britain says about itself:

TateShots: Peter Kennard – Studio Visit

14 April 2011

Shocking, haunting and unsettling, the photomontages of Peter Kennard live long in the memory. For the past four decades Peter Kennard has consistently challenged power structures and injustice, from his anti-nuclear works of the 1980s for CND to the powerful images he created in response to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Two top Stop Trident placards win CND competition

Saturday 27th February 2016

TWO artistic peace activists have won a competition to design a new placard for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

David Barnett and Kieran Walsh will see their distinctive designs carried through the streets of London to Downing Street today.

Their creative twists on anti-war traditions were selected by political artist Peter Kennard, who created the iconic broken missile graphic in the 1980s.

That design is on display at the Tate Gallery, while his other anti-war works are held at the Imperial War Museum.

“It’s vital that we create images for the streets that represent the global struggle against the madness of nuclear weapons,” said Mr Kennard.

“One humble handmade placard voicing the need for nuclear disarmament can have more power than a thousand corporate billboards trying to sell us what we don’t need.”

British pro-nuclear weapons politician changes his mind

This video from Britain is called Corbyn’s Trident arguments are compelling – Keith Vaz MP.

By Luke James in Britain:

Vaz: Jeremy has changed my mind on Trident

Saturday 16th January 2016

Senior backbencher boosts Corbyn’s chances of overturning Labour support for pricey cold war relics

JEREMY CORBYN’S chances of overturning Labour’s controversial support for Trident renewal have been boosted by unexpected support from senior backbencher Keith Vaz.

The Leicester East MP, who has previously voted in favour of retaining Britain’s nuclear weapons system, says the Labour leader’s arguments have changed his mind on disarmament.

In an interview

see video at the top of this blog post

to be broadcast today on Russia Today, Mr Vaz says: “I support Jeremy Corbyn’s line on this, I think he has persuaded me.

“He’s made it very clear when he’s prime minister he’s not going to be able to use these weapons so what’s the point of having them.”

The member of Parliament’s national security committee reveals his change of heart just a day after Labour formally launches its defence policy review.

CND general secretary Kate Hudson commended Mr Vaz for taking an “open-minded approach and engaging with the arguments” for and against Trident.

She told the Star: “That is all we ask from Labour MPs and Labour Party members — that they go into their defence review willing to listen to other views and open to shaking off their preconceptions about nuclear weapons and their utility — or not — for Britain’s security.”

Emily Thornberry, who does not support Trident, will lead the review after replacing pro-nuke Maria Eagle as shadow defence secretary last week.

She insisted yesterday that she had not prejudged the conclusion, which will be published in June ahead of the parliamentary vote on Trident renewal.

“It will be open, transparent and inclusive — and its conclusions will be based on the evidence,” she said.

“At every stage of the process, we will give full scope to the wide range of views on this subject in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.”

Defence specialists, NGOs and the armed forces, as well as Labour affiliates, will be invited to submit their views.

Responses to Labour’s defence review can be made at www.yourbritain.org.uk/defencereview.