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Kathy Kelly | “Would you like a drink of water?” Please Ask a Yemeni Child.

This week, in New York City, representatives from more than 100 countries will begin collaborating on an international treaty, first proposed in 2016, to ban nuclear weapons forever. 1,541 more words

Militarism

The Illusion of Accountability

Commentary by Chuck Montaño, author of Los Alamos: Secret Colony, Hidden Truths

Editor’s Note: Chuck Montaño, a longtime employee of Los Alamos National Laboratory, was active in the Hispanic Round Table that evolved into  Citizens for LANL Employee Rights (CLER), the group that was instrumental in fighting the lay-offs in the mid-1990s. 1,110 more words

Los Alamos National Lab

What Will It Take to Ban the Bomb?

By Frida Berrigan, re-posted from Waging Nonviolence

When I was a young teenager, I would venture down to the basement where my father had his desk. 2,173 more words

The Dangers We still Live With: Confrontation, Nuclear Weapons and False Memory Syndrome in 2017

In the course of the past year, it has seemed that the apparent global peace and stability of the post-1989 period has died a death. The shocks of the election of Donald Trump, the implications of Brexit, the rise of right wing populism across the Western world and the continued political confrontation between Russia and NATO, have all made 2017 seem not only depressingly bleak but almost on a knife edge of global catastrophe. 1,674 more words

Cold War

No Need for Nuclear: The Renewables are Here - Conway Hall conference

On the Saturday 17th June the first anti-nuclear power conference in 30 years, No Need for Nuclear: The Renewables are Here was held at Conway Hall in central London, hosted by CND. 740 more words

Nuclear Weapons

Russian Defense Minister's Plane Involved In Close Encounter With NATO F-16

Russia released a video claiming to show a NATO F-16 moving close to a plane carrying their defense minister to a meeting. The video also seems to show a Russian fighter showing its armament to the F-16 which then moves away (link).

Security

BBC Panorama - If The Bomb Drops (1980)

A thoroughly fascinating and horrifying look at the state of British civil defence in 1980 hosted by a strikingly young Jeremy Paxman. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 triggered a new age of fear in the west about the possibility of a nuclear confrontation between the US and the Soviet Union with Europe sandwiched in the middle. 164 more words