Category: Nuclear War

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Lawrence Wittner: Which would you prefer―nuclear war or climate catastrophe?

To: The people of the world From:  The Joint Public Relations Department of the Great Powers The world owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, Boris Johnson, and other heroic rulers of our glorious nations.  Not only are they hard at work making their respective countries great again, but Read more…

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Brian Terrell: A Doubtful Proposition

A reflection on the trial of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7

Robert Koehler: A tight grip on our nuclear toys

So what we have right now is a world in which the public’s natural desire for peace is diverted to the status of impossible

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Joseph Gerson: Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will

Building on the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty

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Jeremy Kuzmarov: Russian Blast Points to Danger of New Nuclear Arms Race

A new mobilization is now urgently needed in favor of arms control which can be modeled on the nuclear freeze movement of the 1980s

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Vijay Prashad: There Must Be Bones Under the Paved Street

Withdrawal from the INF treaty is only one sign of danger. Another is that the various nuclear powers – led by the United States – have once more placed their nuclear weapons at the heart of their military strategy

Charles Pierson: Don’t Leave Nukes on the Shelf. Use Them!

On June 20, the London Guardian ran a curious headline: “Nuclear Weapons: Experts Alarmed by New Pentagon ‘War-Fighting Doctrine.” Last week, a report from the Joint Chiefs of Staff was briefly available to the public on the Pentagon’s website. Titled “Nuclear Operations,” the report describes nuclear war in such upbeat terms that you will almost Read more…

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Dilip Hiro: South Asia’s Nuclear-Armed Neighbors Pull Back From the Abyss

…Barely

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Marjorie Cohn: Trump Moves the World Closer to “Doomsday”

It is incumbent upon all of us to resist the inexorable march toward nuclear winter

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John Feffer: The World’s Most Dangerous Divide

Maybe India and Pakistan will show more sense than their respective backers. These are ancient civilizations that have weathered many previous storms. Now they just have to team up to avoid a nuclear winter

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