Category Archives: Nuclear Disarmament

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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Hiroshima Day Around Iowa

As we approach the 70th anniversaries of the August 6 and 9, 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we have a unique opportunity to impact people’s thinking, to educate them about the crime of the A-bombings and the … Continue reading

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70 Years After Dropping The Bomb

Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility and Global Zero to host a day of speakers, workshops, film and bicycling in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of detonating the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug. 9. Forum from 9:30 a.m. … Continue reading

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Iran And The Iowa Senators

Both Iowa Senators, Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, said they would use the 60-day evaluation period congress mandated for their approval of the agreement between Iran and the P5+1 states (United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany) … Continue reading

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Will Grassley And Ernst Get It Right This Time?

Call On Iowa Senators to Wage Peace by Ed Flaherty Iran has come to an interim agreement with the U.S. and five other countries to dramatically reduce its nuclear program and to allow even more intensive international inspections. A final … Continue reading

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