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  Federation of American Scientists - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Federation of American Scientists is a non-profit organization dedicated to the proper use of science and technology for the benefit of mankind.
It was founded in 1945 (as the Federation of Atomic Scientists) by members of the Manhattan Project.
This project informs scientists and the general public about biological and chemical weapons and their control.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Federation_of_American_Scientists   (736 words)

  
 Henry Kelly speaks on science policy
The Bush administra-tion's appointment of industry-supported scientists to the committee made national news last year and has raised concerns that the members of such advisory groups are being chosen on the basis of their ideological commitments rather than their scientific expertise.
The Federation of American Scientists (formerly the Federation of Atomic Scientists) was founded in 1945 by members of the Manhattan Project.
Szilard, a member of the Manhattan Project and one of the founders of the Federation of Atomic Scientists, was a tireless proponent of nuclear disarmament.
www.news.cornell.edu /Chronicle/03/2.20.03/FAS-Kelly.html   (625 words)

  
 US Military-Industrial Complex Reigns Supreme
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) reports that for fiscal year 2001, the US government exported $12.2 billion in weapons and was awarded $13.1 billion in new foreign contracts through its Foreign Military Sales program.
American taxpayers spend upwards of $10 billion a year in subsidies to the US weapons industry.
American jobs are, in fact, exported along with the technology to countries like Turkey and Israel through offsets, which means that the importing country can build the systems themselves.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article1150.htm   (1631 words)

  
 NEWS BRIEFING HELD BY THE COALITION TO REDUCE NUCLEAR DANGERS, THE FEDERATION
The coalition is co-convening this event along with the Federation of American Scientists, the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Washington office of the American Physical Society.
Bethe and other Manhattan scientists were among the founders of the Federation of American Scientists, the organization that I represent.
The society is roughly equal parts of academics, industry and government scientists, and so all these backgrounds are represented within the society and everybody speaks their mind.
www.globalsecurity.org /space/library/news/2000/brieftrans07062000.htm   (7119 words)

  
 Charity Navigator Rating - Federation of American Scientists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
American relief charities have raised more than $745 million to help victims of the deadly earthquake and tsunamis in South Asia.
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) was founded in 1945 as the Federation of Atomic Scientists.
FAS combines the scholarly resources of its member scientists and informed citizens with knowledge of practical politics.
www.charitynavigator.org /index.cfm/bay/search.summary/orgid/5132.htm   (252 words)

  
 Scientists Want Nuclear Arsenal Cut
WASHINGTON –– As President Bush prepares for summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, 16 American scientists and security experts are urging him to sharply reduce the U.S. nuclear arsenal to a total of 1,000 warheads.
The cutback, urged by the Federation of American Scientists, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Union of Concerned Scientists, would include the elimination of 1,670 tactical nuclear warheads that remained after former President George H.W. Bush deactivated almost all the weapons in the category in 1991.
The scientists and security experts would cut back much further and are skeptical of Bush's plan for an anti-missile shield.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/aponline/20010605/aponline180301_000.htm   (372 words)

  
 Federation of American Scientists - Spring 1995   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) has called on the federal government to aggressively research marijuana's medicinal use for the seriously ill.
The Federation, in a one-sentence petition, said: "based on much evidence from patients and doctors alike on the superior effectiveness and safety of whole cannabis...
In releasing the petition, the Federation noted that it did not have a policy on whether the law should be changed with regard to non-medical uses of marijuana.
www.druglibrary.org /olsen/medical/act/scientis.html   (169 words)

  
 New Research Published by Federation of American Scientists Finds Marijuana Offenders Crowding Nation's Prisons and ...
Based on raw data recently obtained from the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, the estimated number of incarcerated marijuana offenders is probably the most precise figure ever calculated.
Of the people incarcerated in federal and state prisons and in local jails, 37,500 were charged with marijuana offenses only, and an additional 21,800 were charged with both marijuana offenses and other controlled substances offenses.
Of the marijuana-only offenders, 15,400 are incarcerated for possession, not trafficking.
www.mpp.org /releases/nr061699.html   (431 words)

  
 Bin Ladin and Iraq
The daily said that the 25 were working on behalf of Iraq and that along with them were seized leaflets urging that the Arabs rise against the Americans.
"The intelligence sources saw in the arrest of 25 Islamists in Kuwait for their involvement in the distribution of leaflets hostile to the Americans a fresh warning that this new front had actually begun to activate its cells in concert with Islamic groups based in a number of countries.
It's as if the Osama-Iraq connection was common knowledge, and Saddam's support of terrorism, until the Dems lost their freaking minds completely (I am including the entire American press in that description.) I shudder when I consider how corrupt they are.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1158482/posts   (2627 words)

  
 OpinionJournal - Thinking Things Over
Soviet scientists explained that the anthrax epidemic was the result of tainted meat, and displayed slides and autopsy photos.
This extensive background may seem a little academic, but it is absolutely essential to understand the current controversy swirling around Steven Hatfill, the bioweapons scientist who called a press conference to complain that he was "the currently designated fall guy" for the anthrax letters in the wake of September 11.
She has spent the months since looking for the guilty American, posting her progress on the FAS Web site, and asserting that the FBI knew the perpetrator and was dragging its feet in arresting him.
www.opinionjournal.com /columnists/rbartley?id=110002154   (1088 words)

  
 CNN.com - Scientists warn of advancements in Pakistani nuclear program - March 15, 2000
FAS was founded as the Federation of Atomic Scientists in 1945 by members of the Manhattan Project, which produced the first atomic bomb.
These missiles, the federation says, could be fitted with nuclear warheads within a few years.
The scientists said that without help, India and Pakistan could easily stumble into a nuclear war, particularly in light of their border dispute over the province of Kashmir.
edition.cnn.com /2000/ASIANOW/south/03/15/pakistan.nukes.01   (732 words)

  
 Federation of American Scientists Review
“The Federation of American Scientists conducts analysis and advocacy on science, technology and public policy, including national security, nuclear weapons, arms sales, biological hazards, secrecy, education technology, information technology, energy and the environment.
FAS was founded as the Federation of Atomic Scientists in 1945 by members of the Manhattan Project who produced the first atomic bomb, to address the implications and dangers of the nuclear age.
FAS is the oldest organization dedicated to ending the worldwide arms race, achieving complete nuclear disarmament, and avoiding the use of nuclear weapons, and much of its work has been in nuclear arms control and disarmament.
arc.co.uk /46607.arx   (226 words)

  
 The Learning Federation
The Learning Federation organizes panel on integrating technology with cognitive science at the annual AAAS meeting...
Learning Federation part of team awarded NIH grant to develop instructional game for biology...
The Learning Federation is a partnership joining companies, universities, government agencies and private foundations to promote a national research plan to create radically improved approaches to teaching and learning enabled by information technology.
www.learningfederation.org   (160 words)

  
 Central American Federation
Central American Federation or Central American Union,political confederation (1825–38) of the republics of Central America—Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Salvador.
At the Central American conference of 1922–23, the U.S. recommendation of a union was not favorably received, partly because of earlier U.S. policies in Panama and Nicaragua.
Henry Kelly Appointed President of the Federation of American Scientists.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0811095.html   (451 words)

  
 Federation of American Scientists - SourceWatch
The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is an "organization founded in 1945 as the Federation of Atomic Scientists.
Our founders were members of the Manhattan Project, creators of the atom bomb and deeply concerned about the implications of its use for the future of humankind.
"Known in its early years as the 'scientists lobby,' FAS combines the scholarly resources of its member scientists and informed citizens with knowledge of practical politics.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Federation_of_American_Scientists   (288 words)

  
 S&GS : frank von hippel
Citizen Scientist, New York: American Institute of Physics, Masters of Modern Physics series, 1991; New York; Simon and Schuster [paperback], 1991, 285 pp.
Saga of the Siberian Plutonium-Production Reactors (with Matthew Bunn) Federation of American Scientists Public Interest Report, 53, November/December 2000.
Federation of American Scientists: Chairman, FAS Fund (the tax-exempt research arm of the F.A.S., 1986–93, 95–): Vice Chairman (1984–86); Elected Chairman of the F.A.S. (1979–84), Council Member (l975–84),Director, Cooperative Research Project on Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation (1987–93, 95–)
www.princeton.edu /~globsec/people/fvhippel.html   (2356 words)

  
 Federation of American Scientists
The statement was issued on behalf of the Federation of American Scientists by Prof.
The Federation of American Scientists' statement calls that equivalency "grossly disproportionate" to the harms involved.
Based on comparisons between the death, addiction, disease, crime, and other damage created by heroin and MDMA, the drug expert group suggests that a ten-gram equivalency would be more consistent with the data.
www.commondreams.org /news2001/0318-01.htm   (827 words)

  
 The Trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
As is the case with many famous trials, it is also the story of a particular time: the early 1950's with its cold war tensions and headlines dominated by Senator Joseph McCarthy and his demagogic tactics.
The Manhattan Project was the name given to the top secret effort of Allied scientists to develop an atomic bomb.
One of the Manhattan Project scientists working in Los Alamos was a British physicist named Klaus Fuchs....
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/rosenb/ROSENB.HTM   (101 words)

  
 Keep space for peace - Yorkshire CND
The ABM Treaty from the Federation of American Scientists
Federation of American Scientists - Space Policy Project.
Space Policy Project of the Federation of American Scientists.
cndyorks.gn.apc.org /yspace/links.htm   (2081 words)

  
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Joseph H. Rush was the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS).
Joseph H. Rush served as the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Federation of American Scientists from 1946 to 1947.
The Federation of American Scientists, a federation of seven associations of scientists and engineers, was organized in 1946 for the purpose of promoting world peace, international control of atomic energy, and the proper use of science for general welfare.
www.lib.uchicago.edu /ead/rlg/jhrush.xml   (260 words)

  
 ARCHIVE: U.S. Weapons Sales Help Outfit Non-Democratic Regimes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In the period from 1998-2001, over 68% of world arms deliveries were sold or given to developing nations, where lingering conflicts or societal violence can scare away potential investors.
Of course, a loss of investment opportunities is not the only way Americans are impacted by the weapons trade.
In addition to paying billions of dollars every year to support weapons exports, Americans may also feel the impact of increasing instability overseas.
freepress2005.blogspot.com /2005/02/us-weapons-sales-help-outfit-non.html   (389 words)

  
 Earthnet Online
Using satellite data collected between 1996 and 2005 by ESA’s European Remote Sensing satellites ERS-1 and ERS-2, ESA’s Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) and Canada’s Radarsat-1, scientists learned Greenland glaciers are melting into the sea twice as fast as previously believed.
Eric Rignot of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California and University of Kansas scientist Pannir Kanagaratnam measured glacier velocities using Radarsat-1’s radar interferometry data collected in fall 2000 and spring and summer 2005, ERS-1 and ERS-2 data collected in winter 1996 and Envisat data from summer 2004.
A cold wave swooped through the Scandinavian region last week bringing about sub-zero temperatures and blanketing the area in snow and ice, which caused Swedish ports to freeze.
earth.esa.int   (428 words)

  
 RUSSIAN-U.S. WORKSHOP ON WARHEAD TRANSPARENCY -- hosted by the Federation of American Scientists, Washington D.C., ...
The purpose of the workshop was to explore the current state of the Russian-U.S. discussion of a possible warhead transparency regime and to identify actions that could facilitate progress.
The workshop participants consisted of Russian and American non-governmental experts, and governmental experts participating in a non-official capacity (see list at end).
During the workshop, some American participants suggested that an obvious compromise would include transparent reductions in the U.S. upload hedge in return for transparent reductions in excess Russian tactical nuclear weapons.
www.armscontrol.ru /Start/publications/tr1198.htm   (2058 words)

  
 National Asset for Oct. 26, 2004: Federation of American Scientists -- Assets of America - Nader for President 2004 - ...
The Federation of American Scientists, or FAS was born.
These scientists have been active as a network of researchers and grassroots organizers, and have steadily worked as advocates and spokespersons representing the scientific community to American policy makers.
The Federation is concurrently exploring sustainable energy technologies and their effects on housing, transportation and the environment.
www.votenader.org /issues/index.php?cid=120   (1753 words)

  
 Federation of American Scientists
APRIL 8, 1999 4:55 PM Federation of American Scientists
In this era, the World Wide Web provides a method to accumulate, and make readily available, amounts of information which could not, heretofore, be managed and which, in the case of the Nazi Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide were necessarily collected too late.
Federation of American Scientists is a non-profit, civic organization, founded in 1945, devoted to issues of peace and security and sponsored by 57 Nobel Prize winners.
www.commondreams.org /pressreleases/april99/040899d.htm   (484 words)

  
 Federation of American Scientists White Papers at silicon.com
Federation of American Scientists White Papers at silicon.com
Article X of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) is intended to provide collateral benefits, different from and supplementary to the arms control provisions of the Convention.
INCLEN is an international federation of health practitioners in 54 institutions in 24 countries, trained to use the best available evidence for conducting research, in all areas of health, that...
whitepapers.silicon.com /0,3800002488,39022005c,00.htm   (679 words)

  
 Federation of American Scientists
Federation of American Scientists Report to Congress Highlights U.S. Arms Exports
A recent report to Congress from the Defense and State Departments details more than $40 billion worth of U.S. arms shipments and export licenses to 165 countries.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of military equipment and training were also delivered to Ethiopia and Eritrea while a bloody war continues between them, and small amounts of military equipment were also provided to Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone, involved in violent internal conflicts.
www.commondreams.org /pressreleases/july99/071399g.htm   (609 words)

  
 BBC News | MEDIA REPORTS | Text of scientists' anti-missile letter
The full text of the letter from the Federation of American Scientists to President Clinton urging that the National Missile Defence system be abandoned
We and other independent scientists have long argued that anti-ballistic missile systems, particularly those attempting to intercept re-entry vehicles in space, will inevitably lose in an arms race of improvements to offensive missiles.
On behalf of the Federation of American Scientists
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/monitoring/media_reports/newsid_823000/823196.stm   (290 words)

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