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Dateline: January 12, 2000
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''Challenges for Science and Engineering in the 21st Century''
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CONTENTS of WNII No. 2/2000
MEMBER ORGANISATIONS' AND PROJECT GROUPS' NEWS
USA: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), The Sunflower, No. 32, January 2000 http://www.wagingpeace.org/sf/index.html
The latest edition of The Sunflower covers the following:
- Top Sunflower Stories in 1999
- Y2-Okay during Year 2000 Rollover
- Back From The Brink Campaign Urges De-Alerting
- New Russian President Putin Supports START II
- Russia Firm on No Change to ABM Treaty
- Congressional Panel Advises New Weapons Plant and More Warheads
- China Building New Nuclear Submarine
- US Civilian Reactor to Make Tritium Weapons Material
- North Korea Gets Nuclear Reactors From US
- US Placed Nuclear Weapons In Japan During Cold War
The Business of nuclear materials:
- US Eases Sanctions On India Dating From Nuclear Tests
- Corporate Welfare for Weapons Makers Identified
- Tokaimura Nuclear Worker Dies of Radiation Exposure
- Nuclear Whistleblower Acquitted in Russia
- India Admits 1998 Radioactive Leak From Power Plant Into Lake
- Chernobyl Repairs Continue
- Errors Found in Radiation Study of Hanford Nuclear Site
- Child Soldiers - How Old Is Old Enough?
- Presidential Vieques Decision Announced
- Accused Nuclear Spy Wen Ho Lee Remains in Jail Until Trial
Events are listed at: http://www.wagingpeace.org/calendar/events_current.html
UK: Architects and Engineers for Social Responsibility (AESR)
The December 1999 AESR Newsletter contains the following main articles:
- Report on the Annual General Meeting on 2 October 1999
- Excerpt from an WTO article by Susan George, Director, Transnational Institute
- Seattle A Challenge for Sustainable Development (Report on UNED-UK Conference, 18 November 1999)
plus extracts from the INES Newsletter August 1999.
Note that extracts of AESR Newsletters can be found at: http://www.jakob.demon.co.uk/newsletter.html
Abolition 2000 homepage: http://www.abolition2000.org
Grassroots News: http://www.napf.org/abolition2000/news/
New references (mostly from "The Sunflower" (NAPF), No 32/January 2000)
- A chronology of all nuclear-related events during 1999 now at Nuclear Files: http://www.NuclearFiles.org/chron/90/1999.html The Nuclear Files is a special project of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
- For your action alert reference shelf, there's a list of politicians of the world, their names, addresses, fax numbers, and email addresses at: http://www.trytel.com/~aberdeen
- What are the US Presidential Candidate positions on national missile defense, test ban treaty, military spending, and foreign policy? For Bradley, Bush, Gore and McCain positions go to: http://www.clw.org/clw/clwpres/
- Report from the Hart-Rudman Commission, which is the US Commission on National Security in the 21st Century, a Federal Advisory Commission charged with thinking comprehensively and creatively about how the United States should provide for its national security in the first quarter of the 21st century. The report may be found at: http://www.nssg.gov/Reports/reports.htm
- The Rockefeller Brothers Fund Project on World Security has free reports related to national security issues, including Globalization, Information Technology, and Conflict in the Second and Third Worlds: A Critical Review of the Literature by Ernest J. Wilson, III. Download as pdf file at: http://www.rbf.org or mailto:
- Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East, a pdf file, is available at: http://www.csis.org/mideast/reports/wmd.html
- Admiral L. Ramdas, former Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Navy delivered a keynote address to South Asia Facing the New Millennium RCSS Conference in Sri-Lanka on Sept. 21-23, 1999. The speech is available on the Abolition 2000 listserve archive. Go to: http://www.egroups.com/list/abolition-caucus and look for the subject "India Pak. Retired Armed Forces Chiefs on Peace."
- Ahmed, Samina/Cortright, David: Preventing a Nuclear Arms Race in South Asia: U.S. Policy Options; Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Policy Brief #2, January 2000: http://www.nd.edu/~krocinst/policybrief2.html
- US CRAC-2 (Calculation of Reactor Accident Consequences) study on cancer, death, injuries, and economic consequences in case of a class 9 meltdown at every reactor around the country: http://www.geocities.com/mothersalert/crac.html
- Workshop "The Role of Nuclear Weapons in the Year 2000": Series of papers presented: http://www.llnl.gov/tid/lof/documents/toc/218126_toc.html
Keep Space for Peace - Letter to UK government and EU Parliament
I am writing to ask if you and/or your organisation can sign the letter below (*). It is opposing the plans by the US to develop National Missile Defence (NMD) and calling for outer space to be kept free of weapons and prevent a new arms race starting.
The letter will be presented to the UK government and EU Parliament in early March. The UK government hosts two US Bases that will be involved in the NMD programme - Menwith Hill and Fylingdales. The EU parliament should be taking these issues seriously to protect citizens against the threat of a new arms race which may result from the development of NMD.
For more information on this issue please see our website: < http://www.gn.apc.org/cndyorks/yspace > which has articles and links to other sites.
President Clinton is due to make a decision on NMD in June 2000 and we hope that the next 6 months will see an upsurge of protest by those who oppose it and fear the collapse of existing nuclear disarmament treaties such as the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty which the development of NMD would mean.
Please sign the letter if you can. Many thanks.
Your in peace Rachel Julian, Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament e-mail: < >
(*) T. Damjanov: Due to its length, I cannot publish this letter here but you can obtain it from me or from Yorkshire CND at: http://www.gn.apc.org/cndyorks/soletter.htm
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, SEMINARS
Student International Relations Conference: "Small States in a Changing World: Globalization, Regionalism, Culture and Identity" http://ase.tufts.edu/irconf
- Date: 31 March-2 April 2000
- Venue: Medford, MA (Tufts University), USA
- Organized by Tufts University's Program in International Relations
- The main thesis for debate: If global relations are dominated by a few 'super-powers' and globalization is increasingly benefiting those who have "economies of scale" ...can small states leverage power in a new international order? if so, how?
For more details, contact Yuniya Cox, Conference Coordinator, at: < >
Disasters in the Black Sea Region: Prevention and Liquidation of Sequences
- Date: 16-18 May 2000
- Venue: Kharkov, Ukraine
- Organized by The Ukrainian Association Ukrmedprom and NGO Telecommunications and Partnership (*)under auspices of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) Permanent Secretariat (*) INES member organisation
- Track 1: Scientific and technological maintenance of forecasting and prevention of emergency.
- Track 2: Rescue activities
- Track 3: Medical aspects of emergency
For more details, mailto:
INES WEB AND E-MAIL SERVICE
All INES e-mail addresses and homepages are available upon request from:
Architects and Engineers for Social Responsibility (AESR) UK
Note that AESR can be approached via email through: < >
AESR runs the following website: http://www.aesr.org
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