Posts Tagged ‘Czech’

Statement of support from Noam Chomsky

May 19, 2008

I would like to express my strong support, and great admiration, for the two brave Czech humanists, Jan Tamas and Jan Bednar, who have initiated a hunger strike in protest against the plans to extend the US “missile defense” system to the Czech Republic, over the objections of the large majority of the population. I place the words “missile defense” in quotes because it is understood by strategic analysts on all sides that “missile defense,” if at all feasible, is an offensive weapon. In the words of the major Pentagon-affiliated research agency, the Rand Corporation, it is “not simply a shield but an enabler of U.S. action. “Endorsing a common understanding, the prominent strategic analyst Lawrence Kaplan writes that “missile defense is about preserving America’s ability to wield power abroad. It’s not about defense. It’s about offense. And that’s exactly why we need it.

No European Star Wars

May 18, 2008

The Nation — Last March, I blogged about the Bush Administration’s plan to deploy a proposed a missile defense system in both the Czech Republic and Poland despite the reluctance of the host countries, where public opinion polls show most citizens opposing the planned bases as well as the little fact, as amply reported, that the system’s technology doesn’t yet work. I detailed grassroots opposition efforts in the Czech Republic and urged readers to sign the Czech Humanist Movement’s international petition.

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No Bases Initiative in the Czech Republic

March 13, 2008

Even many in the peace movement don’t know that the US has proposed to install 10 interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar military base in the Czech Republic. The missiles and radar taken together constitute an anti-missile system purportedly meant to defend against Iran and other rogue states, but in fact, they represent a new expansion of U.S. global military power and an escalation of the arms race with Russia.

In the Czech Republic, a potent grass-roots movement, the “No Bases Initiative,” has formed in opposition to the plan, led by Jan Tam

Jan Tam

March 6, 2008

Even many in the peace movement don’t know that the US has proposed to install 10 interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar military base in the Czech Republic. The missiles and radar taken together constitute an anti-missile system purportedly meant to defend against Iran and other rogue states, but in fact, they represent a new expansion of U.S. global military power and an escalation of the arms race with Russia.

In the Czech Republic, a potent grass-roots movement, the “No Bases Initiative,” has formed in opposition to the plan, led by Jan Tam

Czechs campaign to stop US missile defence radar bases

November 27, 2007

Ivona Novomestska spoke to Socialist Worker about the campaign to stop George Bush’s plans to build missile defence radar installations in the Czech Republic

 

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