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The Threat of Nuclear Weapons to America

W.J. Astore

Did you know the U.S. has built nearly 70,000 nuclear weapons since 1945? Did you know the U.S. Air Force lost a B-52 and two hydrogen bombs in an accident over North Carolina in 1961, and that one of those H-bombs was a single safety-switch away from exploding with a blast equivalent to three or four million tons of TNT (roughly 200 Hiroshima-type bombs)?   775 more words

US Military

How universalization enabled institutionalization of Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembrance in the UN - at the expense of impact

‘I am here to bear witness to the truth about the horrifying effect of nuclear weapons. None of you have ever in reality seen the destruction of the world or the annihilation of mankind. 50 more words

The History Of Human Freedom And Dignity In Western Civilization

The Crisis in the Korean Peninsula

United States President Donald Trump’s latest twitter tirade has seen his focus turn to the isolationist state of North Korea. A few days before the North Korean government arranged a massive military parade in honor of the the father of the nation, the late Kim Il Sun, the leader of the free world tweeted “ 921 more words

Analysis

Why this July 7th is so important (and all remaining days till then even more so)

It’s two and a half minutes to midnight. Then it all ends. That pale blue dot Carl Sagan once described will be gone. I mean, the pale blue dot might still be there, but we will all be gone. 547 more words

Ican

What a world! We want the right to destroy our planet

By Ameen Izzadeen
On Monday, the big powers spurned yet another move to rid the world of nuclear weapons. They apparently prefer to be called the destroyers of our planet. 1,029 more words

Political Analysis

Federal government called ‘irresponsible’ for skipping upcoming nuclear disarmament talks

OTTAWA — A former Canadian ambassador for nuclear disarmament is accusing the Trudeau government of “irresponsible leadership” as Canada skips out on “historic” talks at the United Nations this week. 817 more words

News

Lib Dem Spring Conference 2017 - Report

Almost a year on from first joining the Liberal Democrats, this weekend I found myself in York attending my first conference. My thoughts on what was no doubt an overall wonderful experience follow below: 1,049 more words

Politics