Negotiate with North Korea

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson ruled out on Friday opening any negotiation with North Korea to freeze its nuclear and missile programs and said for the first time that the Trump administration might be forced to take pre-emptive action “if they elevate the threat of their weapons program” to an unacceptable level. This position is unacceptable. The administration must change course and negotiate with North Korea. Nuclear weapons can … Continue reading Negotiate with North Korea

Little Boy and Fat Man Cast Shadows Over April Meeting

American Physical Society April Meeting 2017 — The Manhattan Project culminated in August 1945 with the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, bringing World War II to a sudden and dramatic close. More than 70 years later, historians, scientists, and the public continue to study and debate the project’s genesis, impact, and legacy. That debate took the stage at the APS April Meeting 2017, … Continue reading Little Boy and Fat Man Cast Shadows Over April Meeting

How US nuclear force modernization is undermining strategic stability

The US nuclear forces modernization program has been portrayed to the public as an effort to ensure the reliability and safety of warheads in the US nuclear arsenal, rather than to enhance their military capabilities. In reality, however, that program has implemented revolutionary new technologies that will vastly increase the targeting capability of the US ballistic missile arsenal and bring us closer to the verge of … Continue reading How US nuclear force modernization is undermining strategic stability

African Americans against the bomb: A discussion with Dr. Vincent Intondi

Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era with Vincent Intondi Thursday February 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm  Boston Public Library, Copley Square Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era Please join the Union of Concerned Scientists for an important discussion with Dr. Vincent Intondi, author of African Americans Against the Bomb, on the intersection of US nuclear weapons policy and the fight for racial … Continue reading African Americans against the bomb: A discussion with Dr. Vincent Intondi

Groundhog Day

It’s Groundhog Day 2017! Today is one of my favorite days of the year, and not just because I love the movie. And not just because I have the share a name with a small woodchuck named Punxsutawney Phil. On Groundhog Day, again and again, we are reminded what’s really important. That’s protecting the world from obliteration by nuclear weapons. Please call on Washington DC politicians to pass … Continue reading Groundhog Day

Good news from China

The following is reprinted from the IPPNW Peace and Health Blog: IPPNW welcomes China’s call to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons; urges leadership at UN treaty negotiations IPPNW welcomes the statement by Chinese President Xi Jinping that “nuclear weapons … should be completely prohibited and destroyed over time to make the world free of them.” President Xi’s remarks, made during a speech on January 18 at … Continue reading Good news from China