In his meeting with Defense Minister Taro Kono (right) on July 15, Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki (center) demanded the central government take steps toward the revision of the SOFA to make U.S. military personnel subject to Japanese quarantine laws.

Okinawa Virus Outbreaks Ignite Scrutiny Of U.S. SOFA Privileges

By Tomohiro Osaki, August 3, 2020 From Japan Times Recent outbreaks of the novel coronavirus at U.S. military bases in Okinawa have cast renewed light on what many consider to be extraterritorial rights enjoyed by American servicemen under the decadeslong […]

Hibakusha Setsuko Thurlow at the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Awards Ceremony, giving her acceptance speech on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear Hell: 75 Years Since Hiroshima & Nagasaki A-Bombs: Alice Slater, Hibakusha Setsuko Thurlow

Nuclear Hell: Listen to the podcast. Nuclear Hell began 75 years ago with the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  It continues to this day, with the ongoing threat of nuclear detonation.  This week, we honor the […]

Iranian Nuclear Complex Damaged By Fire in 2020

Why Do We Still Have The Bomb?

By William J. Perry and Tom Z. Collina, August 4, 2020 From CNN William J. Perry served as undersecretary of defense for research and engineering in the Carter administration and as secretary of defense in the Clinton administration. He currently […]

VIDEO: International Press Briefing on Decision to A-Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki

By World BEYOND War, July 26, 2020 Watch the video here. Speakers include: Moderator Barbara Cochran, Former news executive at NPR, NBC, and CBS and professor emeritus at the University of Missouri. Gar Alperovitz, formerly a Fellow of Kings College Cambridge, […]

Video: Obstacles to Nuclear Abolition — a discussion with David Swanson, Alice Slater, and Bruce Gagnon

David Swanson, Alice Slater, and Bruce Gagnon discuss obstacles to nuclear abolition and the U.S.-Russia relationship.

Hiroshima, Two Months after the Atomic Bomb, October 1945.

Who Was Our Worst President? Think About It When A Grim 75th Anniversary Arrives

By Paul Lovinger, July 21, 2020 From History News Network Princeton Professor Sean Wilentz, who teaches the history of the Revolutionary War and early American history, considers Donald Trump “without question the worst president in American history.” In Rolling Stone, he cites […]

atomic test at Bikini atoll

“A Tragic Illusion” – Did The Atom Bomb Make The United Nations Obsolete Three Weeks After Its Birth?

By Ted Daley, July 16, 2020 From Global Policy Journal On this day 75 years ago the atomic age was born, with the first nuclear detonation near Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16th, 1945. Only 20 days earlier, on June […]

Billboard in Seattle

Seattle Area Billboards Inform Citizens Of Nuclear Weapons Stockpiled In Their Back Yard

July 17, 2020 From Ground Zero Center for Nuclear Action On July 13, and continuing for four weeks, four billboards will display the following paid advertisement: Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor…  Base with largest concentration of deployed nuclear weapons in the U.S., Remembering […]

Cancel RIMPAC 2020 Aotearoa

July 16, 2020 A month out from the start of RIMPAC, the US Navy led military wargames, peace groups are calling on Minister of Defence Ron Mark to pull the plug on NZ’s involvement this year with a special video […]

Heinrich Fink (1935-2020)

Breakups and Leaks

By Victor Grossman, July 12, 2020 From Berlin Bulletin No. 178 Despite the continuing coronavirus danger, and despite anger, loathing or fear about “that man”, some people may still have an eye or an ear for international relations. If so, […]