US Scrapping of INF Treaty Heightens Threat of Nuclear War

By Bill Van Auken, published on World Socialist Website, August 3, 2019 Washington formally scrapped the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty Friday, bringing the world a major step closer to nuclear war. The treaty, signed over 30 years ago by US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banned a whole class of weapons that had placed the world[…]

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The Myths, the Silence, and the Propaganda That Keep Nuclear Weapons in Existence

Remarks by David Swanson, August 4, 2019, Poulsboro, WA This week, 74 years ago, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were each hit with a single nuclear bomb that had the power of a third to a half of what NPR calls a low-yield or “usable” weapon. By NPR I mean both the Nuclear Posture Review and National Public Radio,[…]

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Survey: Americans are Clueless Regarding Nukes & North Korea

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Consortium News, June 27, 2019 Half of the responders to an innovative new survey of 3,000 Americans conducted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the British research firm YouGov reported that they would support a nuclear strike against North Korea if it tested a long-range missile capable of reaching the continental United States. A third[…]

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Remnants of War

by Kathy Kelly, published on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, July 12, 2019 Intense fighting and hideous attacks battered Afghans throughout their country last week as negotiators in Qatar weighed the benefits and costs of  a peace agreement that might stop the bloodshed. In Kabul at least 40 people, including one child, were killed in a complex Taliban attack. Dozens of[…]

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Giving the Bomb to Saudi Arabia’s Dr. Strangelove

by Chris Hedges, 1st published on TruthDig, March 3, 2019 The most dangerous foreign policy decision of the Trump administration—and I know this is saying a lot—is its decision to share sensitive nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia and authorize U.S. companies to build nuclear reactors in that country. I spent seven years in the Middle East. I covered the despotic,[…]

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Nuclear Posture Reviews

The U.S. Navy’s nuclear fast-attack submarine, the USS Newport News (R), secures itself next to its sister Los Angeles-class submarine USS Boise (L) at Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va. ~Getty Images by David Swanson, originally published on Lets Try Democracy, Feb 2, 2018 Did you hear the one about the “safe, secure, and effective nuclear deterrent”? There is, of[…]

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