Category Archives: Nuclear Abolition

Iran – Verification, Not Trust

Iran deal built on verification, not trust By Brittany Kimzey As a young activist fighting to eliminate nuclear weapons, I’m often faced with pessimism. Apathetic peers, skeptics who call me naïve, and cynics who believe that complete disarmament is impossible. … Continue reading

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It Is Five Minutes To Midnight

(Editor’s Note: The BAS issued a press advisory that they will announce their decision regarding setting the Doomsday Clock at 10 a.m. CST on Jan. 22). The world has not tamed the nuclear beast and it is cause for concern. … Continue reading

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Advocating For Nuclear Abolition

During their annual remembrance of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Frank Cordaro’s dwindling collection of nuclear abolitionists staged another vigil near the Bellevue, Nebraska military complex that is the command and control center for U.S. nuclear weapons. Cordaro … Continue reading

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69th Anniversary Of Hiroshima

Aug. 6 marks the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan when between 60,000 and 80,000 people were killed instantly, with a final death toll estimated at 135,000. Aug. 9 will mark the anniversary of Nagasaki where about … Continue reading

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Marshall Islands Take On The Nuclear Nine

Commemorate the 69th Anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan with Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND). WAND is hosting a webinar on the lawsuits filed by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) in the International Court of … Continue reading

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Iowa's Nuclear Challenge

Carolyn Heising doesn’t get it about nuclear power. Iowans don’t want more of it, and there is a nascent movement to shut down the Duane Arnold Energy Center in Palo for good when the ten-year extension of its license from … Continue reading

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#NoNukes Roundup

This video by comedian John Oliver is making the rounds of District of Columbia nuclear disarmament folks today, and is worth sharing. Eric Schlosser, author of Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Incident, and the Illusion of Safety plays … Continue reading

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There Can Be No Winners In A Nuclear War

(Editor’s Note: This article by colleague Steven Starr first appeared on June 11 in Truthout. Starr summarized why there is a real threat of nuclear war, and how it would be devastating. While Starr is a bit alarmist, he reminds … Continue reading

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End Nuclear Power Subsidies In Iowa

(Editor’s Note: The following letter from Michael Mariotte, president of the Nuclear Information and Resource Service arrived this week, reminding us of common ground with conservatives who would end government subsidies to the nuclear power industry. Iowa’s own nuclear plant … Continue reading

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Vermont Yankee Nuclear Reactor to Close

(Editor’s Note: One-by-one aging nuclear power plants are being shuttered, partly due to the work of anti-nuclear power advocates, but mostly because the economics of boiling water with a nuclear chain reaction don’t work for businesses. This story by Terri … Continue reading

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