Category Archives: Nuclear Abolition

Why Stop Denuclearization at North Korea?

(From Physicians for Social Responsibility which has a small but vocal footprint in Iowa). Responding to citizens everywhere who yearn for peace, political leaders in South Korea, North Korea, China and the United States staged a flurry of diplomatic activity … Continue reading

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Preserve The Iran Deal

The 45th president doesn’t like the Iran Deal. He campaigned against it. He begrudgingly certified Iran’s compliance with it after his inauguration. As additional 90-day certification periods passed, he didn’t. Neither did he move to end it. With the installation … Continue reading

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Iran Deal Ad Nauseam

I can’t believe we have to cover this Iran sh*t again. Point 1: The 45th president doesn’t like the Iran Deal. While he twice certified Iran’s compliance with the July 14, 2015 agreement between Iran, the P5+1 (the five permanent … Continue reading

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Command And Control To Air Nationwide

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m. CST Command and Control will air nationwide on Public Television. The film from director Robert Kenner, based upon the book by Eric Schlosser, is the true story of a Titan II missile silo … Continue reading

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Protect Environment, Stop Nuclear Weapons

(Editor’s Note: When this guest column ran in the Cedar Rapids Gazette on Wednesday, Sept. 21, its abstract nature became real as heavy precipitation events pummeled Butler County and other parts of northeastern Iowa, disrupting lives there and downstream. Living … Continue reading

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A NATO Nuclear Weapons Problem

One risk of U.S. nuclear weapons deployed in NATO countries is that security may fail and bombs could fall into unknown hands. During the recent coup attempt in Turkey, Turkish forces surrounded the U.S. Air Force base at Incirlik (where … Continue reading

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Ban And Abolish Nuclear Weapons

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is an Aug. 15 letter to the editor of the New York Times by friend and colleague Ira Helfand, MD. The message is clear. Ban and abolish nuclear weapons). To the Editor: “A Nuclear Legacy Within Reach” … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day 2016

The Washington, D.C. rumor mill is saying President Barack Obama may “do something” about nuclear weapons before the end of his term. Among ideas being discussed are early retirement of some of the non-deployed weapons in the arsenal; declaration of … Continue reading

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Hope Springs From Saturday

In the life of a political activist, only occasionally do events transpire that make our efforts seem worthwhile. It began during the George W. Bush administration with inauspicious red and white signs that simply said, “Talk to Iran.” On Saturday, … Continue reading

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Getting Nuclear With Loebsack

IOWA CITY – A group of peace-loving constituents assembled Wednesday afternoon in front of U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack’s office to demonstrate support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action negotiated between the P5 +1 nations and the Islamic Republic of … Continue reading

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