Tag Archives: nuclear abolition

Stronger Together

If we accept the premise articulated by Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, that we are stronger together, there is a lot in society requiring our collective attention. What did we work on? What are we working on? What should we be … 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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August Recess

SOLON, Iowa — While Trish Nelson takes a well-deserved break, I will attempt to fill her shoes at Blog for Iowa. Delegates from the national party conventions dispersed last week and there is a lot to write about. Party and … 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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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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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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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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