Tag Archives: Nuclear Weapons

Doomsday Clock Moves Closer to Midnight: Peace Activist Frida Berrigan Demands Nuclear Disarmament via Democracy Now!

On Tuesday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reset the Doomsday Clock for 2023 to 90 seconds to midnight, warning the world is closer to global annihilation than ever before, in part due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Since 1947, … Continue reading

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Mapping the atomic tests via Beyond Nuclear International

Interactive map tells the story of nuclear weapons tests and their toll From the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) During the First Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW, ICAN launched a new interactive resource to discover the … Continue reading

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China, Russia, and the Bomb via Beyond Nuclear International

Alliance ruffled by dispute over nuclear weapons By Lawrence S. Wittner Even international alliances can unravel when nations confront the insanity of a nuclear holocaust. An illustration of this point occurred last September when Vladimir Putin once again threatened Ukraine and other … Continue reading

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Clean Energy or Weapons? What the ‘Breakthrough’ in Nuclear Fusion Really Means via The Wire

By M.V. Ramana On December 13, the US Department of Energy announced that the National Ignition Facility had reached a “milestone”: the achievement of “ignition” in nuclear fusion earlier in the month. While the step has been described as a milestone in clean energy, … Continue reading

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Chicago educators create new lessons on Asian American history, nuclear power via Chalkbeat Chicago

By  Mila Koumpilova  Aug 29, 2022, 6:00am CDT On the eve of the pandemic, Aiko Kojima Hibino came across a viral photo showing dozens of copies of John Hersey’s nonfiction classic “Hiroshima” discarded in a Chicago high school’s dumpster.  On social media, … Continue reading

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Rev. Carl Kabat, Peace Activist and ‘Fool for Christ,’ Dies at 88 via New York Times

By Ed ShanahanPublished Aug. 17, 2022Updated Aug. 19, 2022 The Rev. Carl Kabat, a Roman Catholic priest and tenacious yet joyful foe of nuclear weapons who spent nearly 20 years in prison for protests that involved bolt cutters, human blood and clown costumes … Continue reading

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Why Is There More Talk about Using Nuclear Weapons Than about Banning Them? via FAIR

Karl Grossman It’s of critical importance—indeed, existential importance—to the world: the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. And a coalition of peace organizations in the United States is charging that media are acting like the treaty “does not exist.” The … Continue reading

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Living in the light of Christ’s peace: A conversation toward nuclear disarmament via Archdiocese of Santa Fe

77th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki, Japan Mass and Interfaith Discussion Tuesday, August 9, 2022 5:15 p.m. MT Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi Followed by Panel Discussion with Interfaith Leaders at 6:15 p.m. … Continue reading

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Nuclear tragedy in the Marshall Islands via Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Sally Clark We were innocent 21-year-olds entering an organization called the Peace Corps in 1969. We came from all over the United States, some wanting to dodge the draft, but most of us were embracing a desire to help … Continue reading

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The U.S. Must Take Responsibility for Nuclear Fallout in the Marshall Islands via Scientific American

By Hart Rapaport, Ivana Nikolić Hughes on April 4, 2022 In many ways, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has resurfaced our global nuclear history. […] As governments across the world consider their own roles in lessening the risk of nuclear war, the United States cannot excuse … Continue reading

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