Category: Nuclear War

William Boardman: “Historic” Empty Suit Visits Hiroshima

The U.S. chose an almost undamaged city full of civilians as the target that would best bring the Japanese to their knees. Now that is something to “ponder,” as Obama suggested, but chose not to do. It doesn’t take much pondering to begin to wonder whether incinerating thousands of civilians might not be a war crime

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Noam Chomsky: The Doomsday Clock

Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change, and the Prospects for Survival

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Gar Alperovitz: Unjust Cause

Interview on the decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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David Swanson: “Looking Forward” Comes to Hiroshima

Never mind an apology, Obama should admit the truth

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John Pilger: A World War Has Begun

Few seem aware that the bikini swimsuit was named to celebrate the nuclear explosions that destroyed the Bikini island.

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Richard Falk: If Obama Visits Hiroshima

There are mounting hopes that Barack Obama will use the occasion of the Group of 7 meeting in Japan next month to visit Hiroshima, and become the first American president to do so. It is remarkable that it required a wait of over 60 years until John Kerry became the first high American official to Read more…

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Dilip Hiro: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

A Nuclear Armageddon in the Making in South Asia

Ira Helfand: Dragging Our Feet Toward Disaster

The U.S. and Russia are now engaged in a new game of nuclear chicken in Europe and the Middle East, with the ever-present danger that one side or the other will miscalculate, or that an accident will trigger a nuclear exchange.

Rajesh Makwana: Scrapping Trident and transitioning to a nuclear-free world

Trident presents an important opportunity for campaigners and concerned citizens to raise our voice for a just and peaceful future

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Lawrence Wittner: “Modernizing” the Opportunities for Nuclear War

the B61 Model 12. This redesigned nuclear weapon is the country’s first precision-guided atomic bomb, with a computer brain and maneuverable fins that enable it to more accurately target sites for destruction. It also has a “dial-a-yield” feature that allows its handlers to adjust the level of its explosive power

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