Category: Weapons & Disarmament

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Richard Falk: Making the Most of Obama’s Hiroshima Visit

[Prefatory Note: I sent the following message to the White House today, and encourage readers of this blog to do the same <www.whitehouse.gov>This symbolic visit by Obama creates a major opportunity to advance a denuclearization agenda, and we should take as much advantage as possible. I am against the mainstream advice that suggests that the Read more…

Jon Mitchell: Contamination at Largest US Air Force Base in Asia: Kadena, Okinawa

Documents reveal how years of accidents and neglect have polluted local land and water with hazardous chemicals including arsenic, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos and dioxin

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David Swanson: Psst. Slip This Onto Obama’s Teleprompter in Hiroshima

I am going to keep pushing the U.S. war machine forward in every possible way, and the consequences be damned

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John Feffer: The Pentagon’s Twisted Potlatch

The bloated military budgets no longer bear much relationship to actual defense, at least not for the big spenders

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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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Joseph Gerson: Cambridge City Council Divests From Nuclear Weapons Production

Encouraging news from the disarmament movement

Laura Finley: Stifling Academic Freedom the NRA Way

The state of Texas passed a campus carry law that is set to take effect on August 1, 2016. Already, professors at the University of Houston were told that once the new law is effective, they might want to “be careful discussing sensitive topics,” “drop certain topics from your curriculum”

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: The Frightening Prospect of a Nuclear War Is About to Become a Lot More Likely

Given the terrible dangers and costs posed by nuclear weapons, isn’t it time to get back on the disarmament track?

Nima Shirazi: PolitiFact Is Right That Ted Cruz Is Wrong, But Still Botches Iran Deal Facts

Iran can’t “cease” doing something it’s not–and never has been–doing

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