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President Obama to UN: I Seek “A World Without Nuclear Weapons”


The Daily Conversation

Uploaded on Sep 21, 2011

At his speech to the UN General Assembly, American President Barack Obama reasserted his commitment to securing and, eventually, ridding the world of nuclear weapons.

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To lift the specter of mass destruction, we must come together to pursue the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons. Over the last two years, we’ve begun to walk down that path. Since our Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, nearly 50 nations have taken steps to secure nuclear materials from terrorists and smugglers. Next March, a summit in Seoul will advance our efforts to lock down all of them. The New START Treaty between the United States and Russia will cut our deployed arsenals to the lowest level in half a century, and our nations are pursuing talks on how to achieve even deeper reductions. America will continue to work for a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons and the production of fissile material needed to make them.

And so we have begun to move in the right direction. And the United States is committed to meeting our obligations. But even as we meet our obligations, we’ve strengthened the treaties and institutions that help stop the spread of these weapons. And to do so, we must continue to hold accountable those nations that flout them.

The Iranian government cannot demonstrate that its program is peaceful. It has not met its obligations and it rejects offers that would provide it with peaceful nuclear power. North Korea has yet to take concrete steps towards abandoning its weapons and continues belligerent action against the South. There’s a future of greater opportunity for the people of these nations if their governments meet their international obligations. But if they continue down a path that is outside international law, they must be met with greater pressure and isolation. That is what our commitment to peace and security demands.

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Obama Promised a “World Without Nuclear Weapons,” But May Now Spend $3 Trillion on Weapons Upgrades


Democracy Now!

Published on Oct 24, 2014

http://democracynow.org – We are on the road in the historic city of Vienna, Austria, not far from the Czech Republic where President Obama gave a major address in 2009 that called for a nuclear-free world. His disarmament efforts were cited when he won the Nobel Peace Prize, but since then advocates say little progress has been made. A recent New York Times investigation found the United States is on pace to spend as much as $1 trillion over the next three decades to modernize its nuclear arsenal and facilities. This week, more than 150 countries at the United Nations signed a joint statement calling on nuclear powers to attend the third major conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons scheduled this December in Vienna. The United States has yet to attend one of the meetings. We are joined by Elena Sokova, executive director of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.

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“Using Depleted Uranium as a Weapon”


bussdriver

Uploaded on Sep 18, 2006

“Using Depleted Uranium as a Weapon” with the subtitle :
“Putting our Troops and the Rest of the World at risk.”
A talk by Dr. Doug Rokke, member of U.S. Army Medical Command’s Special Operations during Gulf War 1, Produced February 23,2003 but as retinent to our time as ever

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Beyond Treason: The True Story of Depleted Uranium

TheAnswerto1984is

Uploaded on Aug 24, 2011

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The Doctor, the Depleted Uranium, and the Dying Childrene


Z – Health Documentaries

Published on Sep 16, 2014

An award winning documentary film produced for German television by Freider Wagner and Valentin Thurn.
The film exposes the use and impact of radioactive weapons during the current war against Iraq. The story is told by citizens of many nations.
It opens with comments by two British veterans, Kenny Duncan and Jenny Moore, describing their exposure to radioactive, so-called depleted uranium (DU), weapons and the congenital abnormalities of their children.
Dr. Siegwart-Horst Gunther, a former colleague of Albert Schweitzer, and Tedd Weyman of the Uranium Medical Research Center (UMRC) traveled to Iraq, from Germany and Canada respectively, to assess uranium contamination in Iraq.

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Invisible War – Depleted Uranium and the politics of radiation – DU


Martin Meissonnier

Published on Oct 1, 2012

A film by Martin Meissonnier produced by Roger Trilling

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Effects of Nuclear Radiation on the Human Body | American Educational Documentary on Nuclear Warfare


The Best Film Archives

Published on Dec 22, 2013

This Cold War-era documentary film demonstrates the effects of nuclear radiation on the human body.

Medical Aspects of Nuclear Radiation

Effects of Nuclear Radiation on the Human Body | American Educational Documentary on Nuclear Warfare

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