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Pope expected to deliver powerful message on nuclear weapons via The Asahi Shimbun

By MASATO TAINAKA/ Staff Writer Roman Catholics and atomic bomb survivors in Japan are fervently hoping the first papal visit in nearly 40 years will help trigger a sharp shift in thinking by the nuclear powers. Francis, 82, will be … Continue reading

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In Japan, Francis might be at odds with government on nuclear power, peace via National Catholic Reporter

by Joshua J. McElwee Most attention during Pope Francis’ trip to Japan later in the month will likely focus on the significance of his visits to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the strong call he is expected to make for the global … Continue reading

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How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands, kindling the next nuclear disaster via Los Angeles Times

By SUSANNE RUST […] Here in the Marshall Islands, Runit Dome holds more than 3.1 million cubic feet — or 35 Olympic-sized swimming pools — of U.S.-produced radioactive soil and debris, including lethal amounts of plutonium. Nowhere else has the United … Continue reading

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He saw a Marshall Islands nuclear bomb test up close. It’s haunted him since 1952 via Los Angeles Times

By SUSANNE RUST MENLO PARK, Calif. —  In the summer of 1952, Alan Jones, an industrious redhead with an impish smile, yearned for excitement and adventure. He drove down the California coast from Berkeley to La Jolla, hoping to join an oceanographic expedition … Continue reading

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The Secret History of How Israel Built Nuclear Weapons via The National Interest

Although Israel doesn’t officially acknowledge it, it is well understood that the country possesses a nuclear weapon arsenal (although the exact number of warheads are in dispute). It is similarly well understood that the United States opposed Israel’s nuclear weapons program during … Continue reading

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Pope: ‘it is immoral to use nuclear energy to make war’ via Vatican News

Pope Francis expresses his deep respect for the people of Japan who have had the perseverance and faith, throughout history, to overcome tragic trials and rise again. Pope Francis said “I feel deeply impressed and have much respect for Japan … Continue reading

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South Africa: They Built Nuclear Weapons and Then Gave Them Up. Why? via The National Interest

Key Point: The Republic of South Africa is the only country in the world to build a nuclear weapons program, then unbuild that program after domestic and international conditions changed. by Robert Farley Why did South Africa decide to build nukes, how … Continue reading

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Russia has hidden the details of a handful of nuclear accidents since the 1950s — here’s what we know about them via Business Insider

Aria Bondix and Morgan McFall-Johnsen The Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster was followed by three days of silence from the Soviet government. When officials did make a statement, they reported that the situation was “stabilized.”  Russia has tried to keep the details of other nuclear … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Speak Out Against Movie On Hiroshima That Stars Evan Rachel Wood via Huff Post

They say that “One Thousand Paper Cranes” shouldn’t need a white person to help tell the story of people of color. Asian Americans are speaking out about the news that actress Evan Rachel Wood has been tapped to star in … Continue reading

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Exploding Budgets via Time

The government is set to spend $640 billion on nuclear weapons and related programs over the next ten years. If you didn’t know that, you are not alone. No one has put together a reliable estimate of these future budgets … Continue reading

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