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VILMA ESPIN
HEROINA DE LA REVOLUCION CUBANA
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VANUNU’S PHOTOS OF DIMONA – 1985


Mordechai Vanunu brought his camera to work in late 1985, shortly before leaving his eight-year stint as a technician at Israel’s nuclear weapons factory at Dimona.

Acting on his conscience, he carefully took about 60 photos of the top-secret labs and unique production processes involved. When some of these photos were originally published in the London Sunday Times’ exposé, they confirmed his eyewitness testimony about the extent of Israel’s nuclear weapons program and revealed Israel to be one of the world’s top nuclear powers. To this day, the Israeli government refuses international inspection of Dimona and continues to deny the existence of its nuclear arsenal. [click here for more of Vanunu’s story: archive/story.html]

While their publication resulted in Vanunu being locked away for an 18-year prison sentence, his photographs of Israel’s nuclear weapons factory – a bold statement against nuclear secrecy and for the abolition of nuclear weapons – are here for all to see.

Click on the thumbnail views below to see the full-size photos in this selection.
1) Looking inside a glove box for tooling nuclear materials
2) Looking from outside into a glove box
3) Control panel
4) Control panel
5) Control panel for lithium 6 production
6) Control panel
7) Workshop
8) Looking inside a glove box at lathe for turning precision shaped pieces of plutonium or other components.
9) Laboratory model of nuclear weapons core
10) Looking inside a glove box at models of bomb components or containers for nuclear materials
11) Outside of glove box
12) Plutonium separation plant control room
13) Shielded viewing portal for observing nuclear reactions
14) Production model of nuclear weapons core
15) Production model of nuclear weapons core

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Fidel Castro from the Havana University


The pictures do not lie . Fidel, the undisputed leader of the Cuban Revolution, he talked to the youth of Cuba and the World from the University of Havana. Thousands of students, housewives, workers, filled the steps of the historic staircase and surrounding areas of the bicentennial house of higher learning to listen to their Commander in Chief talking about the right of humans to live in a world without war.
Fidel, since his rostrum, defended the most important human right: life.
Who said that the University of Havana was closed? Who said the University of Havana was not talking about human rights?
Fidel Castro said:”We must preserve human life, that children live in a world of justice with his parents and grandparents in a world of peace. It is the only alternative.

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Fidel Castro to Speak to Cuban University Students


Havana, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro will speak on Friday to Cuban university students, to analyze the danger of a new war in the Middle East, with unpredictable consequences for the world, according to an official release.

The meeting will take place at the Havana University staircase beginning at 07:30 local time (11:30 GMT), a few days before the beginning of the school year.

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2010: Deadliest Year for USA in Afghanistan


Kabul, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) With 322 soldiers killed in Afghanistan since January, 2010 is now the deadliest year for U.S. troops since the invasion began in 2001.

According to the website icasualties.org, U.S. troops account for 317 of the 521 foreign casualties reported by the occupation forces, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.

The number of U.S. soldiers killed in the Central Asian nation drastically increased in the last five days, with the deaths of 22 soldiers in various clashes and bombings attributed to Taliban rebels.

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