Chemical Weapons

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The Balance of Probabilities
Murray, Craig
Article
2017
Unlike the famous chemical weapons "attack" portrayed by the BBC in Saving Syria's Children, it does appear that in the latest incident at Idlib there was real horror inflicted by chemical attack of s...
The Chemical Weapons Pretext for War on Syria: The Latest Pack of Lies?
SCHREINER, Ben
Article
2013
Washington is digging deep to conjure up a pretext for yet another war of aggression in the Middle East. The White House claims that the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons aga...
Debunking Obama's Chemical Weapons Case Against the Syrian Government: Fact and Fiction
Draitser, Eric
Article
2013
The "U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Government's Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013" is a poorly constructed attempt to justify the politically, militarily, and morally unjustifiable...
Exposing Israel's Most Dangerous Secret: What's Really Going On at the Israeli Institute for Biological Research?
El-Naami, Saleh
Article
2011
Israel's preparations for biological and chemical warfare.
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2003
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
How Media Bias Fuels Syrian Escalation
Sterling, Rick
Article
2017
The mainstream U.S. media now reports as "flat-fact" the Syrian government's guilt in the April 4, 2017 chemical weapons incident, but the real facts are less clear and some point in the opposite dire...
Imperial Crusades: Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia: A Diary of Three Wars
Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Book
2004
Iraq was just one of three major imperial crusades in the decade after 1992, orchestrated by a new generation of American politicians, both Democrat and Republican, who backed pre-emptive strikes to o...
'Incapacitating' chemical weapons threaten a new arms race
Crowley,Michael; Dando,Malcolm
Article
2014
December's meeting of the Chemical Weapons Convention offers the opportunity to control very dangerous and often fatal chemical agents deemed 'incapacitating'.Currently a legal gray area, it's essenti...
Israel spraying toxins over Palestinian crops in Gaza
Aldabbour, Belal
Article
2016
Khan Younis, Gaza Strip - On January 7, 2016, a low-flying agricultural aircraft sprayed herbicides on to Palestinian farmlands along the eastern border, eradicating or damaging up to 162 hectares of ...
It's WMD all over again. Why don't you see it?
Hitchens, Peter
Article
2017
Today’s frenzy over alleged use of poison gas in Syria is the 2017 version of Anthony Blair’s WMD in Iraq. Why can you not see it? Did you think they would do it in exactly the same way again? You are...
The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade
Burrows, Gideon
Book
2002
A review of the increasingly prolific global arms trade and its economic, political and social impact on exploited and vulnerable nations.
Resisting Agent Orange: Against The Current vol. 149
Uhl, Michael
Article
2010
Following an early April round of visits in private residences and care facilities with children suffering from a range of debilitating birth anomalies, classified by the Vietnamese government as “vic...
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Blum, William
Book
2005
A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
A Short History of Bio-Chemical Weapons: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black
Grossman, Zoltan
Article
2013
Chronology between 400 BC and 2013 of bio-chemical weaponry and foreign policy.
The Subterfuge of Syrian Chemical Weapons: Investigating a Forgone Conclusion
Nasser, Nicola
Article
2013
UN independent commission is investigating whether or not chemical weapons were used in Syria.
Syria chemical warfare claims aim to provoke Western intervention
Van Auken, Bill
Article
2013
The unsubstantiated charges that the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack outside Damascus killing large numbers of civilians have all the hallmarks of a st...
Targeting Iran
Barsamian, David
Book
2007
A critical analysis of the Bush administration's policies towards Iran.
The terrible legacy of Agent Orange and dioxin
Wynter, Coral
Article
2013
Agent Orange was manufactured by Monsanto Corporation and Dow Chemicals to use as a herbicide and defoliant in the Vietnam War.
'This Madman Must Be Stopped' : Syrian Chemical Weapons
Edwards, David
Article
2013
The White House claims that US intelligence assessed 'with varying degrees of confidence' that 'the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria, specifically the chemical agent s...
Won't Get Fooled Again? Hyping Syria's WMD 'Threat'
Edwards, David
Article
2012
Reading about crimes of state over many years, it is tempting to try to fathom the mind-set of political leaders. What actually is going on in their heads when they order sanctions that kill hundreds ...
The World Without Us
Weisman, Alan
Book
2007
A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.

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Physicians for Global Survival (Canada)
An association of 2500 Canadian physicians and public supporters who believe the greatest threat to human and environmental health is war, and the threat posed by the existence of nuclear weapons. Aff...

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NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the f...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, art...

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Syrians in Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack
Gavlank, Dale; Ababneh, Yahya
2013
Consider this: the only beneficiaries from the atrocity were the rebels, previously losing the war, who now have Britain and America ready to intervene on their side. While there seems to be little do...