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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 […]

The ruins of the Urakami Christian church in Nagasaki, Japan, as shown in a photograph dated Jan. 7, 1946.

Hiroshima And Nagasaki As Collateral Damage

By Jack Gilroy, July 21, 2020 August 6, 1945 found me in a car with my uncle, Frank Pryal.  A NYC plainclothes detective, Uncle Frank drove through the busy streets of Manhattan up to the Central Park Zoo to meet […]

Cenotaph for the A-bomb Victims, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

75 Years: Canada, Nuclear Weapons and the UN Ban Treaty

Hiroshima Nagasaki Day Coalition  Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day 75th Anniversary Commemoration with Setsuko Thurlow & Friends Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT “This is the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons.” ― Setsuko Thurlow TORONTO: On […]

Bats With Napalm Vests And Other Great American Innovations

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 16, 2020 Nicholson Baker’s new book, Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act, is staggeringly good. If I point out any minor complaints with it, while […]

Setsuko Thurlow, ICAN campaigner and Hiroshima survivor, speaks at City Hall, in Oslo

An Open Letter By Setsuko Thurlow

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 June 22, 2020 Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: As a Hiroshima survivor, I was honoured to jointly accept the Nobel […]

Setsuko Thurlow

The Vow From Hiroshima Should Be From Everywhere

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 10, 2020 The new film, The Vow From Hiroshima, tells the story of Setsuko Thurlow who was a school girl in Hiroshima when the United States dropped the first nuclear bomb. She was […]

Mindanao people's peace march

On An Alternative Global Security System: A View From the Margins

By Merci Llarinas-Angeles, July 10, 2020 The tasks ahead to build an alternative global security system (AGSS) are a gigantic challenge to all of us who believe that a peaceful world is possible, but there are stories of hope all […]

Terry Crawford=Browne, peace activist in South Africa

South Africa Arms Industry Is Dodging Rules To Sell Weapons To Turkey

By Linda van Tilburg, July 7, 2020 From BizNews When Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu became the chair of South Africa’s arms trade regulator, the National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) adopted a much stricter approach to the export […]

Talk Nation Radio: Greg Mitchell on the Origins of Myths About Hiroshima and Nagasaki

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, July 7, 2020 This week on Talk Nation Radio: Why is much of what many people believe about the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki not true? And how did Hollywood help get various […]