Common Security: no national boundaries

Common Security: no national boundaries

The Hiroshima/Nagasaki Accord San Francisco, July 15, 2020 The 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be commemorated on August 6, and 9, 2020 by four of the world’s leading interfaith/intercultural organizations, with a call for the abolition of all nuclear weapons. The appeal will be part …

+ Read More

BLM and Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

BLM and Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

I was stunned to learn about the long history of the mobilization of African-Americans  against nuclear weapons. In my White-ness, I shrugged my shoulders at the idea that Black Americans took any interest in nuclear weapons. I am embarrassed by this stance. I was wrong. Apparently I am not alone in assuming our Black brothers …

+ Read More

Covid not our only threat

Covid not our only threat

Jim Sawyer, a member of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, published this article today (Wed. May 13th, 2020) in the Everett Herald. I share it with you here. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a terrible toll on humanity while simultaneously delivering a staggering blow on the global economy. The greatest and gravest mistake we can …

+ Read More

A gun at the back of my head

A gun at the back of my head

Friends in isolation across the world, I wish you a Happy Easter. May we find a re-ordering from the disorder, which is what the Christian resurrection is all about. Finding a life-giving way forward after the death of our current way of life. Surely this pandemic is the death of things the way they have …

+ Read More

Covid-19 and nuclear weapons

Covid-19 and nuclear weapons

I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the failing response in our country–indeed around the world–to the pandemic. And to the National Emergency spending of 2.2 trillion dollars to expedite improved and life-saving measures as well as providing money to the huge population of people who have lost their means of livelihood overnight. Our …

+ Read More

100 seconds to midnight: Doomsday Clock

100 seconds to midnight: Doomsday Clock

We just jumped to danger. 2020 Doomsday Clock Announcement Washington, D.C. • January 23, 2020 Humanity continues to face two simultaneous existential dangers—nuclear war and climate change—that are compounded by a threat multiplier, cyber-enabled information warfare, that undercuts society’s ability to respond. The international security situation is dire, not just because these threats exist, but …

+ Read More

Historic Anti-Nuclear events 1st half of January

Historic Anti-Nuclear events 1st half of January

A friend just gave me a calendar with sweet pussy-cats on the cover. On the inside, every day commemorates a Peace and Justice event. January is Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Together, lets remember January 1st, 1947, Atomic Energy Comm is created; 1863, President Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation. January 2nd, 1992: UN establishes …

+ Read More

Protest War in Iraq. 1/4/2020

Protest War in Iraq. 1/4/2020

World Beyond War: On Saturday, January 4 the ANSWER Coalition, CODEPINK, World BEYOND War, Popular Resistance, UNAC, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and many others are calling on people from around the United States to organize local demonstrations to demand: NO MORE U.S. TROOPS TO IRAQ OR THE MIDDLE EAST! U.S. OUT OF IRAQ NOW! NO …

+ Read More

Jerrols bookstore author event

Jerrols bookstore author event

Readers and activists in Ellensburg, WA are invited to an author extravaganza, Saturday, December 14, 2019, 1-4 pm. Betsy Bell ‘s Open Borders: A personal story of love, loss, and anti – war activism will appear as one of the featured authors. Learn about Citizen Diplomacy in the 1980 and the idea of travel across …

+ Read More

We need to talk about nuclear war

We need to talk about nuclear war

People don’t want to talk about the threat of nuclear war. In late September I did two book talks, one in Bellingham at Village Books and one in the local public library of Cashmere, WA. Both were poorly attended in spite of extensive phone calls, postcards, and media to folks who paid attention to this …

+ Read More