Category: Political activism

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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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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Cashmere Pubic Library talk

Cashmere Pubic Library talk

Local librarians Lisa and Leah in Cashmere, WA have enthsiastically scheduled a talk about Open Borders, 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23rd. I’ll be reading from my memoir and talking about the ways in which people in eastern Washington’s central Valley responded to the threat of nuclear destruction at the height of the Cold War, …

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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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