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The Balance of Probabilities
Murray, Craig
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?
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
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...
Eight reasons why the latest Syria chemical weapons attack allegations are almost certainly complete nonsense
Gowans, Stephen
A discussion on the chemical attack in Douma, Syria, and why the allegations are likely false.
Exposing Israel's Most Dangerous Secret: What's Really Going On at the Israeli Institute for Biological Research?
El-Naami, Saleh
Israel's preparations for biological and chemical warfare.
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A critical analysis of the Bush administration's policies towards Iran.
The terrible legacy of Agent Orange and dioxin
Wynter, Coral
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
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
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
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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Bolton calls on Al-Qaeda to stage more chemical attacks in Syria
Bartlett, Eva
The latest statements from the US, France and UK warning against the use of chemical weapons in Syria leave many skeptical and disbelieving of the alarm cries, having seen this song and dance before. ...
How the British Government subjected thousands of people to chemical and biological warfare trials during Cold War
Historians had previously thought that such operations were much less extensive
Keys, David
During the Cold War, the British Government used the general public as unwitting biological and chemical warfare guinea pigs on a much greater scale than previously thought, according to new historica...
Syrians in Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack
Gavlank, Dale; Ababneh, Yahya
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...