[WSF-Discuss] WorldSocialForum-Discuss Digest, Vol 124, Issue 4
jenkwru at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 3 12:59:08 CDT 2016
The piece on Ctisis at the Border is wonderful. Is it ok to share on Facebook? Is there a published version online? If not, to whom should we give credit?
Thanks from an anxious American Leftist who doesn't plan to flee to Canada!
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> 1. Strange Spectacle: Nuclear Security Summit 2016 (Sukla Sen)
> 2. Fwd: Crisis at the Canadian Border (peter waterman)
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> Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2016 11:17:11 +0530
> From: Sukla Sen <sukla.sen at gmail.com>
> To: foil-l at insaf.net
> Subject: [WSF-Discuss] Strange Spectacle: Nuclear Security Summit 2016
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> From: 'John Hallam' via Nuclear News List <nuclear-news-list at googlegroups.com>
> Date: Sat, 2 Apr 2016 23:36:52 +0000 (UTC)
> STRANGE SPECTACLE:
> NUCLEAR SECURITY SUMMIT 2016
> Lawyers Committee on Nuclear PolicyApril 2, 2016
> At the invitation of President Obama, on April 1 more than 50 leaders
> of countries, including all states possessing nuclear arsenals except
> Russia and North Korea, gathered in Washington for the fourth Nuclear
> Security Summit. The focus was on securing civilian highly enriched
> uranium (HEU) and similar modest and voluntary steps aimed at
> preventing terrorists from acquiring nuclear and radiological weapons.
> HEU intended for use in civilian nuclear reactors is a small fraction
> of the total amount of weapons-usable HEU and plutonium in the world.
> It was a strange spectacle indeed to have so much political capital
> invested in limited measures which do not address:
> - the estimated 15,000-plus nuclear weapons in the possession of
> states which say they are prepared to use them; there are no safe
> hands, state or non-state, for these horrific devices
> - the large stocks of HEU and plutonium in military programs
> - the large stocks of reactor-grade but weapons-usable plutonium
> - ongoing production of HEU and plutonium and construction of new
> reprocessing plants to yield plutonium
> The contrast is stark with the global negotiations on prevention of
> climate change that culminated in the Paris Agreement last December.
> While that agreement is only a start, at least those negotiations
> acknowledged the reality of climate change and sought to address the
> entire threat.
> Also remarkable and deplorable is that the United States and the other
> nuclear-armed states are boycotting the United Nations Open-ended
> Working Group on Taking Forward Multilateral Negotiations on Nuclear
> Disarmament. Established by the General Assembly with the support of
> 138 countries, the Working Group is charged with discussing legal
> measures and norms needed to attain and maintain a world without
> nuclear weapons.
> The United States and five other nuclear-armed states (France, Russia,
> China, Israel, North Korea) have additionally refused the Marshall
> Islands? invitation to appear in the International Court of Justice to
> defend their compliance with the obligation, under the Nuclear
> Non-Proliferation Treaty and customary international law, to pursue in
> good faith negotiations on the elimination of nuclear arsenals. Only
> the nuclear-armed states which have accepted the general jurisdiction
> of the Court, the United Kingdom, India, and Pakistan, are defending
> their records before the Court in cases brought by the Marshall
> The world would have been far safer if this had been the fourth
> Nuclear *Abolition* Summit. It is past time for the United States,
> Russia, and other states to embrace and urgently implement a broader
> agenda to achieve without delay a world free of nuclear weapons.
> Posted at LCNP Facebook:
> John Burroughs, Executive Director
> Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy
> UN Office of IALANA866 UN Plaza, Suite 4050
> New York, NY 10017(212) 818-1861; fax (212) 818-1857
> Posted by: "John Burroughs" <johnburroughs at verizon.net>
> Peace Is Doable
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> Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2016 11:54:32 +0200
> From: peter waterman <peterwaterman1936 at gmail.com>
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> From: Peter Seglow <peterseglow at gmail.com>
> Date: Sun, Apr 3, 2016 at 11:47 AM
> Subject: Fwd: Crisis at the Canadian Border
> To: Ann Martin <annmartin at sbcglobal.net>, Anni Rehin <annirehin at gmail.com>,
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> *From:* nathan at nr-ginsbury.com
> *Date:* 2 April 2016 at 20:51:13 BST
> *To:* Julian Landau <gulie at iname.com>
> *Subject:* *Fwd: Crisis at the Canadian Border*
> The flood of American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has
> intensified in the past week, sparking calls for increased patrols to stop
> the illegal immigration. The Republican Presidential primary campaign is
> prompting an exodus among left leaning citizens who fear they'll soon be
> required to hunt, pray, and live according to conservative ideas about the
> Canadian border farmers say it's not uncommon to see dozens of sociology
> professors, global warming activists, and "green" energy proponents
> crossing their fields at night.
> "I went out to milk the cows the other day, and there was a Hollywood
> producer huddled in the barn," said Southern Manitoba farmer Red
> Greenfield, whose acreage borders North Dakota . "The producer was cold,
> exhausted and hungry. He asked me if I could spare a latte and some
> free-range chicken. When I said I didn't have any, he left before I even
> got a chance to show him my screenplay, eh?"
> In an effort to stop the illegal aliens, Greenfield erected higher fences,
> but the liberals scaled them. He then installed loudspeakers that blared
> Rush Limbaugh across the fields, but they just keep coming.
> Officials are particularly concerned about smugglers who meet liberals near
> the Canadian border, pack them into electric cars and drive them across the
> border where they are simply left to fend for themselves after the battery
> dies. "A lot of these people are not prepared for our rugged conditions,"
> an Ontario border patrolman said. "I found one carload without a single
> bottle of Perrier drinking water. They did have a nice little Napa Valley
> cabernet, though, and some kale chips."
> When liberals are caught, they're sent back across the border, often
> wailing loudly that they fear retribution from conservatives. Rumors have
> been circulating about plans being made to build re-education camps where
> liberals will be forced to drink domestic beer and study the Constitution.
> In recent days, liberals have turned to ingenious ways of crossing the
> border. Some have been disguised as senior citizens taking a bus trip to
> buy cheap Canadian prescription drugs. After catching a half- dozen young
> vegans in blue-hair wig disguises, Canadian immigration authorities began
> stopping buses and quizzing the supposed senior citizens about Perry Como
> and Rosemary Clooney to prove that they were alive in the '50s. "If they
> can't identify the accordion player on The Lawrence Welk Show, we become
> very suspicious about their age," an official said.
> Canadian citizens have complained that the illegal immigrants are creating
> an organic-broccoli shortage, buying up all the Barbara Streisand c.d.'s,
> and renting all the Michael Moore movies. "I really feel sorry for American
> liberals, but the Canadian economy just can't support them," an Ottawa
> resident said. "How many art-history majors does one country need?"
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