Militarism & Dissent

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Militarism & Dissent

Powerful new technologies such as biotechnologies, nano-scale technologies or geoengineering techniques are 'dual use,' in that they can also be applied for purposes of warfare, surveillance and social control. In practice, much of the initial funding and impetus for developing such technologies often come from the military or from governments looking to control dissent. This topic includes ETC Group's research into biological warfare -- defined as the deliberate use of microorganisms or toxins derived from living organisms to induce death or disease in humans, animals or plants.

News and Reports about Militarism & Dissent

Demand by 110 civil society organizations and popular movements 4 Oct 2018
Regulatory change would spread modified genetic traits to wild organisms 22 Feb 2018
Disclosed emails reveal military as top funder; Gates Foundation paying $1.6 million to influence UN expert process 4 Dec 2017
The Case Against Climate Geoengineering 30 Nov 2017
Article for Heinrich Boell Foundation 30 Oct 2008
“It’s not how long – but how wise” cautions ETC Group 23 Jan 2008
J. Craig Venter Institute Seeks Monopoly Patents on the World's First-Ever Human-Made Life Form 6 Jun 2007