Category: Nuclear War

Paul Ham: Did the Atomic Bomb End the Pacific War?

The use of the atomic weapon must be seen as a continuation and a start: the nuclear continuation of the conventional terror bombing of Japanese civilians, and the start of a new “cold war.”

Francis Boyle: Hiroshima 75: The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence

All human beings possess the basic right under international law to engage in non-violent civil resistance activities for the purpose of preventing, impeding, or terminating the ongoing commission of these international crimes

John Pilger: Another Hiroshima is coming — unless we stop it now

Modern China’s epic achievements, its defeat of mass poverty, and the pride and contentment of its people (measured forensically by American pollsters such as Pew) are willfully unknown or misunderstood in the West. This alone is a commentary on the lamentable state of Western journalism and the abandonment of honest reporting

Daniel Ellsberg: The Doomsday Machine Still Exists

Interview on seeking profit in spite of the risk of nuclear winter is “institutional madness”

Lawrence Wittner: Let Them Eat Weapons:  Trump’s Bizarre Arms Race

For a variety of reasons—rewarding giant corporations, getting reelected, and dominating the world―Trump remains fixated on “winning” the arms race

Howard Lisnoff: Remembering the Nuclear Freeze Movement and Its Futility

It’s ironic that something that so much effort went into in the early 1980s came to amount to less than nothing

Conn Hallinan: Tipping the Nuclear Dominos

If the Trump administration follows through on its threat to re-start nuclear tests, it will complete the unraveling of more than 50 years of arms control agreements, taking the world back to the days when school children practiced “duck and cover”

Lawrence Wittner: Let Them Eat Weapons: Trump’s Bizarre Arms Race

The price tag for this enormous nuclear buildup, which will occur over the next three decades, has been estimated as at least $1.5 trillion

Karl Grossman: The Coming Nuclear Menace: Hypersonic Missiles

These weapons need to be outlawed, not produced and purchased en masse

Medea Benjamin: Will Corruption of Trump’s America End on a Ventilator or in a Mushroom Cloud

A political system that is structurally incapable of acting for the common good, even when millions of lives are at stake, is not just failing to solve our problems. It is the problem

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