Category: anti-nuclear

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Russian nuclear scientists dead

Russian nuclear scientists dead

As the nuclear weapons treaties keeping us “safe” for the past decades’ time-out for various reasons (presidential withdrawal, end-dates, non-renewal), the new Cold War escalates at a frightening pace. The most recent price for this escalation has just been paid in the deaths of nuclear scientists and ordinary citizens in Russia. Who is next? When …

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US Military budget

US Military budget

Dear WANW Coalition, Last week the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act. $733 Billion dollars for military spending. This reveals a culture that normalizes violence and war and a country that will use militarism to protect its interests abroad. However within this bill, there are many victories to claim, where Congress moved in the …

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Book Signings wake up call to nuclear war threat

Book Signings wake up call to nuclear war threat

With three presentations of Open Borders behind me and one more to go (Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 6 p.m. Homestreet Bank in West Seattle), it is clear these book signing are a wake up call to the nuclear war threat. Members of the audiences who are old enough to remember the doomsday predictions at the height …

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