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‘Atomic human guinea pigs’ file suit

Former soldiers the Canadian military once sent within a couple kilometres of nuclear explosions have launched a class action lawsuit against the Government of Canada. Regina lawyer Tony Merchant filed the suit in federal court Tuesday on behalf of an estimated 1,000 “atomic human guinea pigs,” who were sent to the U.S., Australia and islands [...]

Where is the Justice?

Kingston Regional Police took Bob Lovelace away from the courthouse in handcuffs this morning to serve a six month sentence on a contempt of court charge handed down by Justice Douglas Cunningham. Lovelace, age fifty-nine, is an ex-chief and spokesperson for the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation (AAFN). He is also father to seven children and [...]

Pre-emptive nuclear strike a key option, Nato told

“The first use of nuclear weapons must remain in the quiver of escalation as the ultimate instrument to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction.” -We must use weapons of mass destruction to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction? Somebody needs to take a basic logic course.

Atomic Dreams

How the nuclear lobby is spinning liberals, lawmakers, and grassroots environmentalists

The path from caring to taking action should be straightforward

Julie Michaud for The Daily Gleaner January 3, 2008 On the first snowy night in December, Javier de Leon, a Mayan community leader in San Marcos, Guatemala, gave a presentation at UNB’s Renaissance College. He spoke of the trouble that had befallen his community since the Canadian-owned company Goldcorp had established a mine in that [...]

Mining leaves devastation

Inka Milewski Science Advisor and Health Watch Director Conservation Council of New Brunswick Monday December 10th, 2007 In a letter to the editor in the Dec. 3 Daily Gleaner, an associate professor in UNB’s chemical engineering department said uranium mining can sustain a community without destroying it. He pointed to Elliot Lake as an example [...]

Town’s residents test positive for uranium contamination

The result of testing conducted on a small group of residents of Port Hope has found contamination by uranium of military or industrial origin. Four of nine people tested had unusual types of uranium in their bodies, including one who carried measurable quantities of depleted uranium, which is used to make armour-piercing weapons, and another [...]

Wed, Oct 17: Dr. Helen Caldicott in Fredericton

WED, OCT 17: DR. HELEN CALDICOTT to speak in Fredericton Dr. Helen Caldicott, author of “Nuclear Power is Not the Answer” will make a presentation about the often-understated dangers of nuclear power in Fredericton on Wednesday October 17th at 7:00 pm at the McCain Hall Theatre at St. Thomas University. Admission is $7.00. Dr. Caldicott [...]

Chomsky: Derailing a Deal

10/08/07 “Khaleej Times“NUCLEAR-armed states are criminal states. They have a legal obligation, confirmed by the World Court, to live up to Article 6 of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which calls on them to carry out good-faith negotiations to eliminate nuclear weapons entirely. None of the nuclear states has lived up to it. The United States [...]

Canada silent as nuclear energy partnership with US, Australia, others takes shape

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper departs for Australia on Tuesday for a summit of pan-Pacific leaders, he’ll be carrying with him a secret agenda that is quite literally radioactive. … Central to the plan is a proposal that all used nuclear fuel be repatriated to the original uranium exporting country for disposal. That should be [...]