chemical weapons

Paul Walker and Prof. George Breslauer spoke to about 40 people at “Building a World Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction”, a Massachustts Peace Action Education Fund house party at the Walkers’ Cambridge residence June 2. Walker spoke on the Chemical Weapons Convention, which he …

Paul and Deborah Walker, with Rosalie Anders, Christie Dennis, Shelagh Foreman, Paula Gutlove, Jonathan King, John Maher, Eva Moseley, Gordon Thompson, and Robert Zevin invite you to a house party including talks by Paul Walker and George Breslauer.  Paul Walker: Lessons Learned from the Abolition …

On March 16, 1988, Iraqi fighter jets attacked Halabja, a small town on Iraq’s northeastern border with Iran, with chemical bombs. The Halabja chemical attack was the largest chemical weapons attack on civilians in history; in this attack, 5000 people, mostly women and children, lost …

Striking Syria would impede diplomatic efforts

October 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

by Tomás Aramburu and Dan Solomon   The last two months have been chaotic in the Middle East. In August, President Barack Obama advocated for a strike on Syria, which dissipated under overwhelming public opposition and a Russian-brokered plan to rid Syria of chemical weapons. In …

News reports of an alleged chemical weapons attack by Syrian government forces in the suburbs of Damascus in the early morning hours of August 21 spread like wildfire. As reports were coming in, the US, French, and the British governments began to claim that there was a massacre. U.S. …

Chemical Weapons in Syria – Some Thoughts

September 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

            I should admit at the start—I think war is never an effective way to resolve conflicts (World war II might be an exception).  But even if you don’t agree with that, I think there are strong grounds for Congress to …