Tag Archives: Nuclear Abolition

Anniversary No One Wants to Remember

Friday will be the anniversary of one of the most sensational mass murders in United States history. While the Aug. 9, 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan was far worse in terms of premeditation, number of human deaths, and physical … Continue reading

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Deteriorating Trust on Hiroshima Day

President Ronald Reagan famously said, “trust but verify,” about the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), quoting a Russian proverb. The Trump administration believes Russia can’t be trusted, was in violation of the treaty, and formally withdrew last week. The … Continue reading

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Iran Deal Update

Except for the president and members of his administration, the world supports the Iran Deal negotiated by the Obama administration with key allies and Iran. On June 28, Austria, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden, which are not … Continue reading

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Doubt No More

With recent moves to reduce the number of government advisory panels, overturn the Obama administration’s clean power plan, and increase the speed with which logging permits are approved in national forests, the Trump administration plows the field of deregulation in … Continue reading

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Prevent What We Cannot Cure

I’m mad about nuclear weapons spending. The Trump administration plans to spend far more than President Obama on the U.S. nuclear weapons complex. Depending on time frame, the administration will see Obama’s trillion dollars and raise it another half trillion. … Continue reading

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No First Use

On Jan. 30, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and U.S. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) introduced companion bills in the 116th Congress to establish the policy of the United States to not use nuclear weapons first. That’s … Continue reading

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Does Nuclear Weapons Spending Make Sense?

Does it make sense for our federal government to spend almost one and a half trillion dollars on a nuclear weapons system that should never be used? No. The Trump administration plan is to rebuild the entire American nuclear arsenal, … Continue reading

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