Category: Nuclear War

Richard Falk: Nuclear Complacency and the Dangerous Drift Toward a New Cold War with China

For relations among states having nuclear weaponry, stability is achieved by relying on various forms of deterrence combined with the implementation of the nuclear apartheid regime

Robert Koehler: Learning from the hibakushas

Waging peace is more complex than waging war, but we’ve given ourselves no choice but to take on the challenge. At long last

Helen Caldicott: Hiroshima: The Lessons We Haven’t Learned

75 years after the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan, we remain perched on the precipice of unparalleled catastrophe

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”

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