Category: Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

For Iran, It’s Time to Take One Option Off the Table: The Nuclear Option

This version of the essay appeared on Huffington Post.   “All options are on the table,” said American Secretary of State John Kerry regarding Iran last week, in Jerusalem, after participating in the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day. “Iran

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The Case for a World Republic

This piece originally appeared in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Article Highlights Lawrence Wittner’s 2009 book, Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, has an overarching message that will surprise even nuclear policy experts, because

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Thirty Years Ago Today, at the Nuclear Freeze Rally in Central Park, We Saved Ourselves From Ourselves

This article appeared in the Huffington Post. On June 12, 1982, 30 years ago today, perhaps as many as one million people gathered in New York City’s Central Park. They demanded the removal of the “nuclear sword of Damocles,” that

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Nuclear lesson from Libya: Don’t be like Qaddafi. Be like Kim.

This article appeared in the Christian Science Monitor. The US-NATO intervention and fall of Qaddafi in Libya sent this troubling message to the world: Get a nuclear weapon, and you can stick around. Give it up, and you’re gone. It’s

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Reagan the Nuclear Hawk

This article was published in The Huffington Post. As Ronald Reagan is lionized this month to commemorate the centennial of his birth, it ought to be recalled that Reagan’s presidency brought America and the world to the brink of infinite

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Ridding the World of Nuclear Weapons (video link)

LINK TO VIDEO: Ridding the World of Nuclear Weapons Presentation at The International Forum at International House.

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All Options Still on the Table

This essay appeared in Huffington Post as well as other locations.   During the press conference at the Pentagon on Tuesday, April 6th announcing the Obama Administration’s new “Nuclear Posture Review” (NPR), Secretary of Defense Robert Gates momentarily brandished America’s

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Obama, Medvedev and the Demise of Nuclear Deterrence

This article, co-written with Kevin Martin, appeared on truthout.org.   If our thousands of nuclear weapons actually do serve to deter, then why should we be concerned about a nuclear North Korea or a nuclear Iran? If they do not

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Maybe We Should Take the North Koreans at Their Word

This article appeared May 27, 2009 on Huffington Post.   Shortly after North Korea exploded its second nuclear device in three years on Monday morning, it released a statement explaining why. “The republic has conducted another underground nuclear testing successfully

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Going Ballistic: Saving L.A. from Nuclear Terror

In addition to appearing on LAProgressive.com, this piece was the cover story of LA City Beat for the week of July 17, 2008, linked to in AlterNet. I once asked a journalist friend, who had been chained inside the courtroom

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