Category: Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

The NPT Turns Forty — When Will We Fulfill Its Terms?

A shorter version of this piece appeared on the op-ed pages of the Baltimore Sun, the Miami Herald, and the Tidings – the Catholic newspaper for Southern California. A longer version appeared on HuffingtonPost.com, CommonDreams.org, and AlterNet.org.   Try an

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Radioactive Hypocrisy: American Hubris Threatens Perpetual Nuclear Proliferation

This article appeared May 15, 2009, on AlterNet and The Huffington Post. “Why can’t we have them when they can?” That, for the “nuclear have nots,” has long been the essence of what some call the nuclear double standard, what

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Iran, Egypt, and America’s Continuing Nuclear Hypocrisy

This piece appeared the week of November 9th, 2007 on AlterNet.org, AntiWar.com, and was reprinted in the November 12, 2007, Op-Ed page of the Philadelphia Inquirer. America’s standard for saying which countries can go nuclear is simple: Countries we like

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What Would You Do If You Were Iran?

This piece was featured in truthdig.com, commondreams.org, antiwar.com, and trueblueliberal.org. American saber rattling aimed at perpetuating the nuclear double standard will lead instead to perpetual nuclear proliferation. Any New Yorker will tell you that the best views of Manhattan are

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Watered Down Terror

This piece appeared during the week of August 20-27, 2006 on truthdig.com, huffingtonpost.com, and commondreams.org. The real terror threat is the nuclear terror threat. But the left can offer better preventative strategies than an endless “war on terror.”   Blowing

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America and Iran: Three Nuclear Ironies

Earlier versions of this essay appeared in the July/August 2006 issue of TIKKUN MAGAZINE, the June 29, 2006 edition of COMMONDREAMS.ORG, and the July 7, 2006 edition of TRUTHDIG.COM. “With supreme irony,” said historian James Harvey Robinson of the First

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The Peace Movement’s Plan For Iran

This article, co-written with Jodie Evans, co-founder of CodePink and author of Stop the Next War Now,  and Mimi Kennedy, then-Chair of the Board of Progressive Democrats of America, appeared the first week of March 2006 on AlterNet, Common Dreams, and AntiWar.com.

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The Me, Too Club

This article appeared in the May 30, 2005 edition of CommonDreams. At the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty five year review conference, the silence was deafening as to why Iran and North Korea might actually want nuclear weapons … and what they

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Nuclear Proliferation: One Cheer for Kerry

This piece appeared the week before the November 2004 election on Progressive Democrats of America (http://www.pdamerica.org) and The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. On the small nuclear questions, Kerry is far superior to Bush. On the big nuclear question, Kerry might

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Why Shouldn’t Iran Seek Nuclear Weapons?

Various versions of this essay appeared between June 18th and June 30th, 2004 in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,www.commondreams.org, and www.inthenationalinterest.com It now seems difficult to dispute that the Iranian government is developing nuclear weapons, lying about it, and intent on

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