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Cluster Bombs

Banks Behaving Badly: Are You Funding Cluster Bombs?

Amy Little | Posted 11.27.2014 | Business
Amy Little

This week campaigners against cluster munitions are pressing for answers on why any financial institution or bank would choose to be associated with the production of this banned weapon. PAX, a member of the international Cluster Munition Coalition, has released a report revealing the financial institutions backing companies involved in production of cluster munitions.

As the Treaty Banning Cluster Bombs Marks Its Fourth Anniversary, the World Should Speak Out on Use in Syria

Sarah Blakemore | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
Sarah Blakemore

The rising toll of civilian casualties in Syria is an ongoing reminder that use of cluster munitions, like chemical weapons and others that affect civilians, is not acceptable by anyone, anywhere or at any time.

Listen to the Arab and American Streets on Syria Strikes

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Thank heaven that there are additional intense conversations happening beyond the U.S. Senate hearing -- and in other parts of the world -- or one may have walked away thinking that there were only TWO options regarding the Syria crisis: "strike" or "no strike.

Number One... With a Bullet

Turk Pipkin | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Turk Pipkin

While we debate our nation's role as the enforcers of the proper morality of war and weapons of mass destruction, it might serve us to remember that our commitments - and lack of commitments - to global peace greatly help shape our image and standing in the world.

Syria and Sudan: Our Selective Moral Outrage

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Rebecca Tinsley

It is legalistic hair-splitting to condemn the use of chemical weapons in Syria while turning a blind eye to the deliberate and sustained targeting of unarmed civilians in Sudan.

Killing Civilians to Protect Civilians in Syria

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

The United States and the international community have failed to take constructive steps to promote peace-making efforts, which could have brought the crisis in Syria to an end.

President Obama, Commute Bradley Manning's Sentence to Time Served

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

A cynic might say: What's the point of asking President Obama for clemency, when he's in charge of the system that put Manning in prison? President Obama is indeed in charge of the system that put Manning in prison. That's why he's the correct address for the appeal for clemency.

277 Million Boston Bombings

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The horror of Boston should be a reminder that the choice of weaponry can be in itself an act of evil. President Obama made clear that "any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror." But are we as a society prepared to be judged by that standard?

The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The same U.S. news media that are conveying the preciousness of children so terribly harmed in Boston are scarcely interested in children like Guljumma.

Syria Expands Use Of Cluster Bombs

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- The Syrian regime is expanding its use of widely banned cluster bombs, an international human rights group said Saturday as the deadlocked c...

Syria: Army Using New Type of Cluster Munition

Human Rights Watch | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Washington, DC) – Syrian forces are using notoriously indiscriminate rockets that contain explosive submunitions. Evidence indicates that Syria...

Video Appears To Show Aftermath Of Bombing On Syrian Playground (WARNING: CONTAINS DISTURBING IMAGES)

Posted 11.26.2012 | World

Syrian activists say a government war plane has killed 10 children after dropping cluster bombs on a playground in the village of Deir al-Asafir on Su...

Syria: Despite Denials, More Cluster Bomb Attacks

Human Rights Watch | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Mounting evidence shows that Syria’s air force is continuing to drop cluster bombs on towns across five governorates despite ...

Syria: New Evidence Military Dropped Cluster Bombs

Human Rights Watch | Posted 12.14.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

New evidence has emerged that the Syrian air force has used cluster munitions in recent days. Many of the strikes were near the main highway that runs through Ma'arat al-Nu'man, the site of a confrontation between government and rebel forces this week.

Assad's Forces Intensify Attacks As Rebels Gain

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2012 | World

By Angus MacSwan BEIRUT, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces have dropped Russian-made cluster bombs over civilian areas in ...

Out to the Wall

Kathy Kelly | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

And what wars, what cycles of violence and despair and with what weapons used, will follow the next economic tragedy, engulfing a world already poverty-maddened past the point of desperation?

Sudan: Cluster Bomb Found in Conflict Zone

Human Rights Watch | Posted 07.25.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Washington, DC) – The Sudanese government should investigate the discovery of a cluster bomb in Southern Kordofan, a conflict zone hit by gover...

Deadly Cluster Bombs Stockpiled In 69 Nations, Groups Say

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

GENEVA — Cluster bombs, artillery shells and missiles are still stockpiled in 69 nations a year after a new international law took effect aimed ...

The United States Aims Low on Cluster Munitions

Steve Goose | Posted 01.15.2012 | World
Steve Goose

Regrettably, the move to eliminate cluster munitions is under attack, with the United States leading the way. The US is touting an alternative with much lower standards than US policy already requires.

Vietnam War-Era Bombs Cause Current Day Casualties, Demonstrating Need for Updated Weapons Technology

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

In Southeast Asia, UXOs left over from the Vietnam War injure and kill hundreds of people each year.

The Scandal Everybody Seems to Have Missed

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

I don't know how this particular WikiLeaks revelation has not been much, much bigger news, involving as it does cluster bombs and a secret legal loophole that let Britain get around its treaty obligations.

Cover-ups, coups, and drones - A Holiday Sampler of What Wikileaks Reveals about the US

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

Human rights advocates have significant new sources of information to hold the United States accountable. The transparency, which Wikileaks has broug...

Laos: the World's Most Bombed Country

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

We walked around a field where the ground was literally littered with small holes and flags, marking the dangerous bomblets buried inches beneath the surface. There must have been 50 munitions scattered across a field the size of a basketball court.

Collateral Damage: The Hidden Costs of the Ariel Boycott

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Boycotts focus on arresting the most valuable yet vulnerable freedoms: freedom of thought. Like a cluster bomb, boycotts are not particularly surgical in its strike, instead reeking extensive collateral damage.

Cluster Bombs Treaty becomes int'l law: Years of campaigning reap results

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Louis Belanger

By Anna MacDonald - Head of Oxfam's Control Arms Campaign Treaties take a long time to develop and negotiate. The ones being negotiated under the hel...