Americans are ready for a different approach to nuclear weapons

Americans are ready for a different approach to nuclear weapons

By Dr. Lawrence Wittner January 17, 2020 Although today’s public protests against nuclear weapons can’t compare to the major antinuclear upheavals of past decades, there are clear indications that most Americans reject the Trump administration’s nuclear weapons policies. Originally posted on History News Network on December 22, 2019 here Since entering office in 2017, the Trump administration […]

Nuclear weapons states are terrorist states and these weapons are indefensible

Nuclear weapons states are terrorist states and these weapons are indefensible

August 6, 2019 A discussion at PressTV in – non-nuclear – Iran about the main reasons nuclear weapons must be abolished before they abolish humankind. In this discussion, Jan Oberg argues that these weapons are illegal, morally indefensible, rest on intellectual garbage and on a fundamentally terrorist philosophy. Their illegality is clear: No country would […]

On Hiroshima & Nagasaki Days talk about the harm nuclear weapons do today without being used

    By Jan Oberg August 9, 2018 Let’s not use these days as if they were only history. These two cities do have museum that everyone on earth should visit – but the issue is not history. It’s is reality today, 73 years later. While we must commemorate the victims and the destruction and […]

TFF PressInfo # 461: There Hardly Ever Was an Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program!

TFF PressInfo # 461: There Hardly Ever Was an Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program!

A review of the evidence points to Israeli and MEK disinformation, not an open-and-shut case. By Gareth Porter May 25, 2018   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at UN in 2012. (You Tube)   Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which has set the stage for another […]

US Nuclear Posture Review gives strong arguments for a prohibition of all nuclear weapons

US Nuclear Posture Review gives strong arguments for a prohibition of all nuclear weapons

  By Gunnar Westberg February 16, 2018   This is how I would summarize the new US Nuclear Posture Review, issued last week by the Trump administration: • We can fight and win a nuclear exchange • We are prepared to use nuclear weapons against a conventional attack, e.g. a cyberattack • We may consider […]

A quick guide to nuclear weapons

A quick guide to nuclear weapons

  Paul Rogers   8 February 2018   The what, when, where of nuclear danger – and the good news about dispelling it.   In the past couple of weeks, the details of the new United States nuclear posture have been published, Trump has delivered a belligerent state-of-the-union address and, most significant of all, the […]

Nuclear absurdity and abolition

Nuclear absurdity and abolition

ICAN: The US boosted its nuclear arms budget by billions in 2019 A video conversation with Vladimir Goldstein & Jan Oberg May 16, 2020 A record $73 billion spent on nukes in 2019 – says ICAN. Nuclear-armed states spent a record $73 billion on nuclear weapons in 2019, a nearly 10% increase from 2018, and […]

With a new weapon in Donald Trump’s hands, the Iran crisis risks going nuclear

With a new weapon in Donald Trump’s hands, the Iran crisis risks going nuclear

By William Arkin January 29, 2020 Ten days before Donald J. Trump was elected president in 2016, the United States nuked Iran. The occasion: a nuclear war exercise held every year in late October. In the war game, after Iran sank an American aircraft carrier and employed chemical weapons against a Marine Corps force, the […]

Nuclear disarmament is more important than tackling global warming

Nuclear disarmament is more important than tackling global warming

By Jonathan Power October 8, 2019 There’s a lot of end-of-the-world hyperbole around on climate change. So there should be. But it blankets out other important causes that are even more imminently important – wiping out malaria and sleeping sickness and introducing pure water supplies, sewerage systems and education for girls – all of which […]

The INF Treaty is dead – only nuclear abolition will do

The INF Treaty is dead – only nuclear abolition will do

By Jan Oberg The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has published a fine short and informative video on the tragedy that August 2, 2019, marks for Europe. Comment by Jan Oberg, August 2nd, 2019 Today is a tragic day for Europe, indeed for the world – but do the media highlight that fact on […]

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