Category: anti-nuclear

A curse against God

A curse against God

A hero of the Nuclear weapons abolition movement came to mind today. I read President Joe Biden’s plan to move away from endless war to a foreign policy based on diplomacy. Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have explained that they expect to use modern tools to combat terrorism. Today, Biden said that the …

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We lost a leader to nuclear waste pollution

We lost a leader to nuclear waste pollution

People: We just don’t realize the lasting damage of nuclear weapons. This coming Monday night, I will host Dorothy Van Soest in a virtual book talk about her new mystery, Nuclear Option. Her protagonists unpack the truth of the radiation contamination of thousands of atomic veterans. She does not address in detail the fall out …

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Shaming 9 nuclear powers

Shaming 9 nuclear powers

I have written about the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons since before Open Borders came out. One of the women who received the Noble Peace Prize for getting this Treaty passed by the UN was the commencement speaker at my granddaughter’s college graduation. She comforted me in my despair at the continued proliferation of nuclear …

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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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