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Mordechai Vanunu

What You Can Do to Stop Nuclear Proliferation Now

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May 2005 - North Korea gears up for a test of its nuclear weapons. The proliferation of nuclear arms in the hands of North Korea's secretive, unpredictable regime pushes the world toward nuclear catastrophe. Inevitable? Or Preventable?  Story and photos 

June 2004 - US conducts 21st Sub Critical Nuclear Test in Nevada Desert. The test was conducted 963 feet below ground, detonating high explosives around plutonium encased in a steel sphere while x-rays, radar and lasers charted the behavior of the plutonium. Read about the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. The bomb testers claim that sub-critical tests do not violate the terms of the CTBT. Is that completely true?

April 2004 - What is a Mini-Nuke?

February 2003 - North Korea's International Shopping Mall for Nuclear Weapons - how long have they been open for business?
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September 2002 - The U.S. is planning a new nuclear bomb production plant in Nevada, which would make plutonium pits, a replacement part for aging weapons stockpiled by the United States. No plutonium pits have been made since 1989, after the Rocky Flats facility, near Denver was shut down. Denver just  barely escaped major contamination during a fire at Rocky Flats facility at the height of the Cold War. Details on new plant

August 2002 - The U.S. subcritical nuclear test, Mario, its 18th, occurred on August 30, 2002, at an underground test site in Nevada. The test was the fifth since President George W Bush took office. These tests are defiant acts against the spirit of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). The first US first subcritical nuclear test occurred in July 1997. Subcritical nuclear experiments differ from traditional nuclear weapons tests in that they do not reach criticality or sustain a nuclear chain reaction. Plutonium is used in these tests.

June 2002 - How many nuclear weapons does Israel have? Is the answer 100 or 400?

June 7, 2002  - The date of a US subcritical nuclear test, ninth of the Oboe series, a subcritical test. What kind of test is that? Subcritical nuclear experiments differ from traditional nuclear weapons tests in that they do not reach criticality or sustain a nuclear chain reaction. This test is the 17th of its kind and the fourth under the administration of US President George W. Bush. The bomb will be detonated 980 ft below the surface and it will be above an underground aquifer. How much radiation does that release? Why are nuclear tests continuing in the 21st Century? Answers --- at The Shundahai Network.  

April 2, 2002  - Does a nuclear stockpile prevent war? Consider whether or not deterrence works.

March 5, 2002  - View the movie on the monstrous effects of nuclear weapons. Thoughtful questions about light and dark, war and peace, nuclear annihilation and our choices. Go to http://www.endofexistence.org

February 14, 2002  - The date of the US nuclear test. Vito, a subcritical test. What kind of test is that? How much radiation does that release? Why are nuclear tests continuing in the 21st Century? Answers --- at The Shundahai Network
 

November 2001 - How Safe Is Pakistan's Plutonium?

July 2001 - IBM Europa? Noi! Scriva Stefania Capodoglio en Pacifista vs Scudo. Noi: meglio il mestiere di Bush --- Tre motivi razionali che dovrebbero spingere gli europei ad aderire all’offerta statunitense di diventare partner di tale sistema?

May 2001 - Does the US have any new nuclear weapons under development?

 

Updated May 12, 2005

 

Read news story on release from prison of nuclear weapons whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu [Story and Photo]


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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Council for a Liveable World

Federation of American Scientists

International Physicians for the 
Prevention of Nuclear War

Middle Powers Initiative

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Project Ploughshares

Reaching Critical Will

Shundahai Network


"...there is an alternative way to deal with the nuclear threat, whether from rogue states or from overt or covert nuclear states, namely, by the creation of a nuclear-weapon-free world, safeguarded by a robust verification and enforcement regime." - Joseph Rotblat, nuclear physicist, Nobel Laureate and founder of Pugwash

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