Tag: 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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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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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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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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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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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

This weekend marked an important day for the anti-war movement. One year ago, on July 7th, 2017 the UN adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Well over a hundred countries voted in favor of the Treaty; the countries abstaining all have nuclear weapons. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) recognize China, France, …

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NoWar

NoWar

Dear friends, I recently received an email from the author and writing teacher who launched me on this writing path, Natalie Goldberg. On Wednesday, February 7th, I went to Upaya Zen Center [Natalie lives in Santa Fe] and listened to Kaz Tanahashi’s dharma talk.  He talked about war.  He lived through WWII in Japan.  He …

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What can we do?

What can we do?

As the storm clouds of nuclear build up gather, we might ask ourselves “what can we do?” as ordinary citizens to prevent nuclear war. Mayor Charlie Royer asked that very question in 1980. By 1984, thousands of people across Washington state and around the country were educating themselves about the threat to nuclear war. The …

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