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The New Green Deal is Incomplete Without a New peace Deal, and it Must Mean an End to the Nuclear Age

The New Green Deal is Incomplete Without a New peace Deal, and it Must Mean an End to the Nuclear Age

Nuclear Disarmament January 12, 2019 at 3:41 am 0 comments

However, in this New Year, demilitarizing U.S. foreign policy should be among the top items on the agenda of the new Congress. Just as we are witnessing a rising movement for a visionary Green New Deal, so, too, the time has come for a New Peace Deal that repudiates endless war and the threat of nuclear war which, along with catastrophic climate change, poses an existential threat to our planet.

Why Nobel to ICAN is a Milestone for Nuclear Disarmament: Alice Slater

Why Nobel to ICAN is a Milestone for Nuclear Disarmament: Alice Slater

Nuclear Disarmament December 24, 2017 at 3:00 am 0 comments

In Oslo on December 10, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and was accepted on behalf of the Campaign by its executive director, Beatrice Fihn, and by Setsuko Thurlow, an ICAN campaigner and survivor of the 1945 Hiroshima bombing. Both spoke for the thousands of campaigners in over 400 organizations and more than 100 countries around the world who succeeded this fall in working with friendly governments to move a majority of states at the United Nations to adopt a treaty to prohibit to ban nuclear weapons, making their possession, use, or threat of use unlawful.

The Folly of Mindless Science

The Folly of Mindless Science

In 2000, I traveled to India, invited to speak at the organizing meeting of the Indian Coalition for Nuclear and Disarmament and Peace. About 600 organizations, including some 80 from Pakistan gathered in New Delhi to strategize for nuclear disarmament.