The INES Global Responsibility Newsletter reports and comments – from a global perspective – on political, technical and societal developments and comprises of regular internal news sections.
Abandonment of Military Research, Lecture by Subrata Ghoshroy of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) held on December 1st, 2009 in Karlsruhe is now available in English and German. See: www.inesglobal.com/campaigns.phtml#cpid493
First general meeting of the German Charitable Foundation to support INES
The first general meeting of the "Unterstützung internationaler Kommunikation kritischer Wissenschaftlerlnnen und lngenieurlnnen e.V. (KriWi)" was held on 26. May 2010 in Berlin.
Members initiated a first project and the coming tasks were shared. German INES members will be informed in detail about the initiative in July 2010. The website kriwi.org will be coming soon.
Please donate to support the launch of the project. Donations to "KriWi" are tax deductible in Germany.
A decision by the Israeli Supreme Court to send Mordechai Vanunu, the nuclear whistleblower, back to jail for three months has reignited calls for him to be freed from restrictions that have dogged his life for the past six years.
Tale of Two Nuclear Whistleblowers
By David Krieger
Reliable sources have revealed that the secret trial of Iranian nuclear whistleblower Amid Nasri has resulted in a sentence of 18 years to be served in solitary confinement. Nasri, a former worker at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant, revealed to the The Sunday Times in London that Iran was developing nuclear materials as part of a program to create nuclear weapons. Nasri was lured to Rome by a strikingly beautiful Iranian secret agent, where he was kidnapped by the secret service and returned to Iran for trial.
The format will be improved with the next issue, scheduled for October 2010. Focus will be on climate issues. Articles about the work of INES members are welcome! Please contact the INES office for details.