Priest Sentenced To 33 Months For Protesting Nuclear Weapons

By Kings Bay Plowshares 7. -

Fifteen supporters in a carefully Covid masked and distanced courtroom witnessed Father Steve Kelly receive a sentence of 33 months today. After a 20 minute delay to get the telephone conference [...]

UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Likely To Enter Force Early Next Year

New York -A U.N.-adopted nuclear ban treaty is likely to enter into force early next year as the number of signatories is anticipated to reach the needed threshold of 50 soon, possibly later this [...]

Round Midnight

By Sean Reynolds, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

September 26th was the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  In Chicago, where Voices for Creative Nonviolence is based, activists held the third of three COVID-era [...]

The Ecological Impact Of Militarism

By John Scales Avery, Popular Resistance. -

As we start the 21st century and the new millennium, our scientific and technological civilization seems to be entering a period of crisis. Today, for the first time in history, science has given [...]

One Hundred Seconds Till The Apocalypse

By Nick Turse, Tom Dispatch. -

Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has adjusted its Doomsday Clock to provide humanity with an expert estimate of just how close all of us are to an apocalyptic “midnight” -- that [...]

Kings Bay Plowshares Sentencing Delayed

The six remaining Kings Bay Plowshares defendants have had their sentencing dates moved from September to October 15 and 16. They had requested a continuance because they want to appear in open [...]

Trump’s War On Arms Control And Disarmament

By Melvin Goodman, Counterpunch. -

Trump’s hostile and counterproductive acts have undermined the arms control regime that U.S. presidents have developed over the past seven decades.  Every president from Eisenhower to Obama [...]

Remembering Hiroshima And Nagasaki By Shutting Down A Nuclear Base

By Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action. -

At around 6:45 AM on Monday, demonstrators arrived at the Main Gate and formed a vigil line along the roadway. At around 7:05 AM, four “peacekeepers” entered the roadway and stopped traffic, [...]

US Air Force Vet Could Face ‘20 Days For 20 Bombs’

By John LaForge, Counterpunch. -

Hamburg, Germany - With this week’s commemorations of the US atomic massacres at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there will be countless hours spent on speeches, sermons, hymns, and warnings; tons of ink [...]

Why The United States Shouldn’t Have Nuked Japan

By Brett Wilkins, Asia Times. -

Among the truths held self-evident by millions of Americans is the notion that the atomic destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved lives, both American and Japanese. The choice, Americans [...]

Another Hiroshima Is Coming

By John Pilger. -

In a major essay to mark the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, John Pilger describes reporting from five ‘ground zeros’ for nuclear weapons – from Hiroshima to Bikini, Nevada [...]

Nuclear War Can Be Stopped Before It Begins

By Marina Martinez, Waging Nonviolence. -

Nuclear weapons have been posing a threat to humanity for 75 years — ever since the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. These days, our focus is understandably on the [...]

Atomic Bombings At 75: The Illegality Of Nuclear Weapons

By Francis Boyle, Consortium News. -

The mere possession of nuclear weapons violates the Nuremberg Principles (decreed a day before Nagasaki) and other international laws. The human race stands on the verge of nuclear [...]

US Launches Missile Test Less Than 48 Hours Before Hiroshima Anniversary

By Sandy Jones, Waging Peace. -

Santa Barbara, CA – The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday morning, August 4, at 12:21 a.m. PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The [...]

The Human Cost Of Nuclear Tests

By John Letman, The Diplomat. -

July 16 - Seventy-five years ago today, the United States conducted the Trinity test, the world’s first nuclear detonation. In the ensuing years, the U.S. ultimately conducted more than 1,000 [...]