Tag Archives: nuclear disarmament

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

Posted in Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Disarmament | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Disarmament | Tagged , ,

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

Posted in Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Disarmament | Tagged , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Disarmament | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in Foreign Affairs, Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Disarmament | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Disarmament | Tagged , ,

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

Posted in Foreign Affairs, Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Disarmament | Tagged , , ,

Break In At A Nuclear Weapons Storage Facility

Yesterday, a group of peace activists gained access to a site on a German Air Force Base where 20 U.S. nuclear weapons are stored. “The peace activists cut through razor wire and some other fences and several made it to … Continue reading

Posted in Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Disarmament | Tagged , ,

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

Posted in Foreign Affairs, Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Disarmament | Tagged , , , ,

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

Posted in Nuclear Abolition | Tagged , , , , , ,