"hard at work pushing for peaceful solutions to the world's problems through the 92-year-old Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - a group that has earned a place at the table of organizations like the European Union and the United Nations."
Statement of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
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March 17, 2002
WILPF presented a cogent statement at a Missile Defense Agency hearing October 19th in Sacramento, California criticizing the agency's proposed environmental impact statement. The hearing was one of four public hearings in October, required under the National Environmental Policy Act. Carol Reilley Urner, co-chair of WILPF's Disarm! Dismantle the War Economy Campaign, waded through more than 700 pages of documents to prepare WILPF's response.
We of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom thank Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba and Mayor Iccho Itoh for their initiatives in developing the Mayors' for Peace Campaign, and for their courageous and persistent efforts to move the world forward toward abolition of nuclear weapons.
"What can people possibly be thinking?"
At the close of the 61st year following the atomic bombings, voices of anger and frustration are echoing throughout the city of Nagasaki.
Brief Summaries of Treaties and Conventions Relative to Disarmament
Giving Summary, Status, and US Position on Each
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Imagine that U.S. diplomats are meeting regularly with Iranians and Syrians, that the U.S. continues to prohibit the Pentagon from establishing permanent military bases in the Iraq, that the bulk of U.S. combat troops are out of Iraq, and that Washington is supporting efforts to negotiate a ceasefire between the Iraqi government and violent, anti-U.S. insurgent groups. Problems still remain, but the U.S. has turned onto the pathway out of Iraq. Violence is decreasing.
We would have a radical departure from the U.S. war.
The White House press secretary announced this week that President Bush wants to establish a permanent U.S. military presence in Iraq similar to the half-century long U.S. military role in South Korea. This public acknowledgement confirms what we at FCNL have long suspected: President Bush wants to establish a permanent military presence in Iraq.
Members of Congress have failed to respond to the public demand for a change in policy in Iraq. They are about to approve, and the president will sign, legislation providing nearly $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan without insisting on a change in policy.
Congress has capitulated to the stubborn demands of President Bush just as they were beginning to take steps to correct the failed U.S.
strategy in Iraq.
America is faced with the prospect of a second arms race. Complex 2030 is the Department of Energy¹s (DOE) plan to rebuild the nuclear weapons complex in order to perpetuate nuclear warhead production indefinitely. The Kansas City Plant makes 85% of the components for all nuclear weapons and will be a major contributor in building any proposed new warheads. DOE has jumped the gun by planning to rebuild the Kansas City Plant before an informed public debate on the future of U.S. weapons policy.Currently the General Services Administration (GSA) is conducting a simple, stand alone Envir
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