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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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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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#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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The Cellist

We are entering a time warp it’s August sixth We are now time travelling runneling throuth tunnels of time Until we arrive at that terrible day August Sixth, nineteen forty five bombing a complete civilian population into oblivion people who … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day 2013 Events

“Nuclear weapons are bad for human beings and other living creatures. We should never again detonate such a weapon.“ Monday, Aug. 5 Hiroshima/Nagasaki Observance Program organized by Dubuque Peace and Justice, Dubuque. 6 until 6:30 p.m. at the corner of … Continue reading

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