2023 Deterrence Summit

Inside the Doomsday Machine: The Deterrence Summit by Vicki Elson Image Description: The 2023 Deterrence Summit was attended by 530 representatives from the federal government, the military, Congress, the White House, and corporate contractors. Across the street, protesters reminded conference-goers that their product is now illegal in the 68* countries (so far) that have ratified…

ZERO WOULD BE NICE

We can safely abolish all nuclear weapons  Been hearing about the Oppenheimer movie? Oscar buzz! Barbenheimer! Cillian Murphy’s alarmingly blue eyeballs! In all the hoo-hah, two crucial things are missing.   1.  We have to fully grasp the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons: The movie offers only the tiniest hint about what happened to hundreds…

Ukraine, Russia, Nuclear Fears

PHOTO: Canva Why Talk About Nuclear Disarmament Now? As we watch the horrors in Ukraine unfold, many of us have nuclear war on our minds, and rightly so. Is this the beginning of the end of the world? What if Putin, backed into a corner, unleashes the most dangerous weapon ever invented, and the US…

The INF Treaty can still be saved:

Why isn’t anyone challenging the withdrawal? US Presidents cannot just go around creating their own ‘emergencies’ to get what they want. President Trump’s attempt to use emergency funding to build his wall will certainly be challenged in the US courts. But what about his withdrawal two weeks ago from one of the most important treaties…