Blood, death and failure by Mark A. Goldman

by Mark A. Goldman
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
January 19, 2011

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It was reported today that President Obama confronted the president of China, Hu Jintao, about China’s human rights record.

There is no question that China’s record on human rights is nothing to be proud of, but by my way of thinking, Obama’s record on human rights ought to have earned him his walking papers by now… by way of impeachment . Continue reading

Militarization Of Space: Threat Of Nuclear War On Earth by Rick Rozoff

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by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
June 18, 2009

On June 17, immediately after the historical ninth heads of state summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Yekaterinburg, Russia on the preceding two days, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Chinese President Hu Jintao announced that their nations were drafting a joint treaty to ban the deployment of weapons in outer space to be presented to the United Nations General Assembly.

A statement by the presidents reflected a common purpose to avoid the militarization of space and said:

“Russia and China advocate peaceful uses of outer space and oppose the prospect of it being turned into a new area for deploying weapons.

“The sides will actively facilitate practical work on a draft treaty on  the prevention of the deployment of weapons in outer space, and of the use of force or threats to use force against space facilities, and will continue an intensive coordination of efforts to guarantee the security of activities in outer space.” [1]

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