Peter Custers

Dr. Peter Custers is author of a theoretical study on nuclear production, 'Questioning Globalized Militarism' (Tulika/Merlin Press, 2007).

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 10:02am
Fears of Depleted Uranium Use in Libya
LEIDEN, The Netherlands - The pattern of deception to gain legitimacy for war in the eyes of the public by now is familiar. In the middle of March, Western powers led by the U.S., Britain and France initiated actions of war against Muammar Gaddafi’s government of Libya. The start of war was preceded by a publicity offensive in which the Libyan leader was depicted as a madman.
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Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 9:22am
Still No Escape from Killer Chernobyl
LEIDEN, the Netherlands - The accident could have served as a wake-up call to the whole of humanity. Twenty-five years ago, on Apr. 26 1986, disaster struck at the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear complex in the Ukrainian state of the former Soviet Union. The accident actually started taking shape in the preceding night, when workers undertook a turbine test that had incompletely been carried out before the nuclear plant became operational. When the test was being carried out, the automatic emergency system was shut down, undermining reactor safety.
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