Category Archives: Nuclear Abolition

August 9th, 1945: Nagasaki

Video: 1. minute 13 seconds Have been using this space to talk about candidates for the statehouse. However, I read a short but very thought provoking article by Helen Caldicott, world renowned activist against nuclear weapons, on the dropping of … Continue reading

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75 Years After Hiroshima

President Harry Truman did not need to drop the atomic bomb to end World War II. The first test explosion of an atomic bomb, called Trinity, was conducted by the U.S. Army July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The 1945 Atomic Bombings

Seventy-five years ago, the nuclear age began with the world’s first nuclear weapons test explosion in the New Mexico desert. In this annotated “silent film”-style video essay from the Arms Control Association, we learn about the events that transpired three … Continue reading

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Trinity 75 Years Later

Trinity was the code name for the first nuclear bomb detonation 75 years ago today. The test explosion was conducted by the U.S. Army at 5:29 a.m. on July 16, 1945, as part of the Manhattan Project. It took place … Continue reading

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Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer

In 2018 NextEra Energy Resources announced plans to retire the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) — a 615-MW nuclear power plant located in Palo, Iowa — before the end of 2020. NextEra’s main customer at DAEC, Alliant Energy, will buy … Continue reading

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Iran Deal Update

Except for the president and members of his administration, the world supports the Iran Deal negotiated by the Obama administration with key allies and Iran. On June 28, Austria, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden, which are not … Continue reading

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Nuclear Weapons Must Be Eliminated

I’m mad about nuclear weapons spending. The Trump administration plans to spend far more than President Obama on the U.S. nuclear weapons complex. Depending on time frame, the administration will see Obama’s trillion dollars and raise it another half trillion. … Continue reading

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Nuclear Abolition in Trump World

Elimination of nuclear weapons remains a priority for many of us who followed disarmament progress through the years. Our work hasn’t ended. What should be our priorities in Trump World? To a large extent, society answered that question in the … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day 2018

Monday, Aug. 6, will mark the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan during World War II. The atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan took place three days later. It’s time for nuclear-armed states to begin the work … Continue reading

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Helsinki And New START

I don’t know one person, acquaintance or public figure who thought the July 16 meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki went well. The only people who found a ray of hope in the awkward encounter are those … Continue reading

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