Nuclear Weapons

Shane Claiborne 04-21-2009

"Good" Friday was real good this year. We remembered Jesus, and we remembered Jesus disguised in the "least of these" -- those who continue to be tortured, spit on, slapped, insulted, misunderstood

Amanda Hendler-Voss 04-14-2009
Lemeyo Abon, an indigenous elder from the Marshall Islands, is a survivor of fallout from the largest nuclear bomb ever
Jim Wallis 04-06-2009
A generation has now come of age now for which "Fall Out Shelter" signs are nothing but rusty remnants of a time long past.

When two more African na­tions ratify the Pelindaba anti-nuclear weapons treaty, the globe’s Southern hemisphere will become a nuclear weapons-free zone.

The U.S.-India nuclear deal fans the flames of the global arms race.

Duane Shank 12-19-2008
While most attention is being paid to the deepening economic crisis, the incoming Obama administration will also inherit a number of interrelated international crises.
Jeffrey Mason 10-02-2008

With the passing of Hollywood legend Paul Newman, there is a significant legacy that many in the mainstream media are unaware of.

Frida Berrigan 07-15-2008

Last week, Congress refused - for a second time - to fund the Bush administration's demand for a new nuclear weapon system, the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW). However, cutting funding for the RRW is one of those big moves destined to generate little fanfare.

It is a little too technical and incremental to be heralded as a decisive step towards nuclear abolition, and yet the RRW program - which over the next decade or so would have upgraded the core workings of all U.S. nuclear [...]

Amanda Hendler-Voss 05-23-2008

On May 20, The Jerusalem Post reported that "a senior member in the entourage of President Bush" said during closed meetings that Bush and Cheney "were of the opinion that military action against Iran was called for." The White House denied the story, which claims that the reservations of Secretaries Rice and Gates are the remaining levies holding back the floodwaters of war. [...]

Rose Marie Berger 03-19-2008

The genetically hip Bianca Jagger addressed the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's global summit in London last month-challenging Britain to lead the world in dismantling its nukes. "Who's going to give them up first?" she asked.

Of course, spiritual [...]

Douglas Roche 03-01-2008

The United States still worships at the altar of nuclear weapons - yet cries 'heresy' when others want to join the sect.

Douglas Roche 03-01-2008

Religious leaders condemn nuclear weapons.

Jessica Wilbanks 01-11-2008

The day after Christmas, President Bush signed an omnibus spending bill containing a major victory for all those committed to a world free of nuclear weapons: the complete elimination of funding for the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) program. This program would have led to a new generation of nuclear warheads, and possibly a new nuclear arms race, under the guise of ensuring the reliability of current nuclear warheads.

Congress saw through the program-despite its euphemistic [...]

Administrator 08-02-2007

Mitsuyoshi Toge, born in Hiroshima in 1917, was a Catholic and a poet. He was in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped on the city on August 6, 1945, when he was 24 years old. Toge died at the age of thirty-six. His first hand experience of the bomb, his passion for peace, and his realistic insight into the event made him a leading poet in Hiroshima. This poem is from Hiroshima-Nagasaki: A Pictorial Record of the Atomic Destruction (1978).

How could I ever forget [...]

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  • Susan Watkins 07-01-2007

    One thing missing from "A Nuclear Surge" (by Frida Berrigan, April 2007) is the money source.

    Frida Berrigan 04-01-2007
    Bush's costly, illegal, and dangerous weapons buildup.
    Rose Marie Berger 09-01-2006

    Former U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix, now chair of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission in Sweden, presented the commission’s report to world leaders in June.

    David Cortright 08-01-2006

    Official rhetoric has helped fuel an escalation of tension between the United States and Iran. Do recent negotiations mark a change in direction, or just a temporary detour from the highway to military attack?