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Radioactive New Mexico: ‘Trinity’ to Now [Watch Webinar]

Radioactive New Mexico: ‘Trinity’ to Now [Watch Webinar]

Featured July 18, 2020 at 8:45 pm 0 comments

On Monday, July 13, 2020, Tina Cordova, a founder of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium, and Joni Arends, Director of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, shared their struggles to get compensation and health care for victims of the July 16, 1945, Trinity A-bomb test in Alamogordo, New Mexico, and discussed the radioactive waste disposal problems faced by New Mexicans. This webinar was hosted by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, US Section, Disarm Committee, and by Vermont Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Vermont International Film Festival. Robin Lloyd of WILPF US and John Reuwer of VT PSR and VTIFF.org were moderators.

75 Years After First Nuclear Explosion, Apocalypse Still Looms

75 Years After First Nuclear Explosion, Apocalypse Still Looms

Nuclear Tests, Videos July 18, 2020 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

16th July marked the 75th anniversary of the first nuclear test, the Trinity test which was the culmination of the Manhattan project. Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha talks about the conditions that led to the development of nuclear weapons, the responsibility of the scientific community in advocating for peace, and the present day nuclear arms race.

Bombs on Bikini Atoll: A Must-Watch Documentary on The Victims of US Nuclear Tests

Bombs on Bikini Atoll: A Must-Watch Documentary on The Victims of US Nuclear Tests

Nuclear Tests, Videos April 12, 2020 at 9:19 am 0 comments

The Bikini Atoll, a remote location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, looks like a vacation paradise, but is actually a shining hell. At the beginning of the Cold War, the United States conducted nuclear weapons tests there. Back then, the Americans were much more than just trying out a new weapon technology. The two-part documentary explains the historical background of the forgotten nuclear war and reveals how the bombs continue to have an effect today.

Nuclear War in South Asia Could Kill Millions, Unleash Global Starvation and Climate Change: New Study

Nuclear War in South Asia Could Kill Millions, Unleash Global Starvation and Climate Change: New Study

A new research study, published in the journal Science Advances, concludes that a nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan, which are currently in conflict over Kashmir and engaged in a nuclear arms race with rapidly expanding weapons stockpile and delivery systems, could instantly kill 125 million people and cause global mass starvation.

The findings must force a serious rethinking for the South Asian neighbours and the entire world.