Tag - military research

SftP Activist Rejects National Academy

Thank you for your letter informing me of my election to the National Academy of Sciences.  During this past week I have consulted with friends in and out of the Academy, discussed the situation with some of my students, examined a number of Academy reports and correspondence, and met with my comrades in Science for...

The Struggle Against Army Math

In Madison, the struggle against U.S. imperialism has refocused on the Army Mathematics Research Center (AMRC) at the University of Wisconsin. Two important events in the fight to abolish AMRC have taken place this fall: Karleton Armstrong was tried and sentenced for his part in the 1970 bombing of the center, and a...

First Our Land, Now Our Health

Impetigo is a skin disease caused by streptococci bacteria inducing boil-like pustules on the face, legs and other exposed parts of the body, which may itch, bum and bleed. It spreads rapidly, persists unless treated and leads to multiple infection in families. With certain strains of streptococci, impetigo can lead...

Light in the Sewer

As far as I am concerned — and, I believe, many other concerned scientists as well — the best thiHg you and any other planners and/or participants involved with the Jason project, IDA, DCPG, or ARPA, etc., could do is: (1) cease all your services for the Pentagon; (2) repudiate the U.S. militaristic policies and...

Controlling Aggressive Behavior (or Stopping War Research)

In March 1969, a demonstration against a Dow Chemical Corporation (napalm manufacturers) recruiter led to a demand for access to the university's research files in an effort to expose suspected direct involvement of the university with the military. A group of over 100 demonstrators entered the graduate school offices...

European Confrontation Spoils Jason’s Summer Vacation

The following documents, sent to us by our brothers and sisters in Europe, depict a series of actions this summer centering on the contributions of noted U.S. physicists to the work of the Jason Division, the Institute for Defense Analysis' prime Pentagon advisory committee. At institutes and summer schools in France...

Hasten, Jason, Guard the Nation

We represent a  group from the academic community of New York City. We have been alarmed for some time with the strong and increasingly symbiotic relationship between our universities and the military complex. Recently we constituted a  group to attack this relationship and expose its often inhuman ends, ends which we...

Important Information for People Investigating War Research

In accordance with recent legislation, Department of Defense (DOD) descriptions of all DOD funded research are available as a matter of public record. The DOD descriptions are written by a DOD project manager and are often more revealing than the investigator's own abstract of his research project. These descriptions...

People’s Science

These perversions of science have not occurred without opposition. Several of the early atomic researchers tried unsuccessfully to prevent an A-bomb detonation over humans. In the 1950's, scientific workers and laymen combined in a movement opposed to nuclear weapons tests because of the harmful effects of radioactive...

Ethnic Weapons

It appeared that the United States was going to institute a new policy regarding the use of chemical-biological warfare (CBW) when President Nixon announced on November 25, 1969 that: The United States will never employ biological weapons; existing stockpiles of germ weapons are to be destroyed. Germ warfare research...