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Tag: Nuclear War

The Iran Nuclear Deal: Give Diplomacy a Chance

A war with Iran would be a catastrophe, yet by opposing diplomacy, hundreds of members of Congress may be blundering into just such a conflict.

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 READ MORE

Our ‘Merciful’ Ending to the ‘Good War’

Perhaps it’s time, so many decades into the age of apocalyptic peril, to review the American apologia for nuclear weapons—the argument in their defense—that ensured we would never have to say we’re sorry.

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 READ MORE

‘The Scream’ and the Cuban Missile Crisis Still Echo

Edvard Munch’s painting has become trivialized and the 1962 crisis largely forgotten, but the possible Armageddon they both evoke remains a very real threat.

Posted on May 1, 2015 READ MORE

Noam Chomsky: Nuclear Weapons and Unchecked Climate Change Are Leading Us Toward Doomsday

“It’s now 70 years since the end of the most horrific war in history,” the renowned intellectual said in a recent talk. “It ended with the use of an ultimate weapon which can bring human history to an end.” He added, soberingly: “We’ve been living under that shadow ever since.”

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 READ MORE

The GOP Is Promoting War With Iran as a Campaign Strategy

With other arguments against the Democrats vanishing, only by turning the debate toward Iran can the Republicans survive. Netanyahu’s speech to Congress was just a political stunt to try to achieve that end.

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 READ MORE

Robert Scheer on National Security: ‘We Don’t Have Adults Watching the Store’ (Video)

“To treat this apparatus of the national security state as if it’s on any level acting in a rational sense, other than trying to have an enemy so we can have a big defense industry … is utter nonsense,” the Truthdig editor-in-chief told an audience at a conference on nuclear weapons Sunday.

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 READ MORE

Mapping the Chinese Conquest of the Planet

According to a map I made and recently discovered in my high school history textbook, I would have been 24 when I became a “Red Chinese” subject, and atomic weapons would have been removed from the equation.

Posted on May 8, 2014 READ MORE

Best Bad Actor

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 READ MORE

Apocalypses Everywhere

Two clouds of genuine doom still darken our world: nuclear extermination and environmental extinction. If they got the urgent action they deserve, they would be at the top of our political priority list.

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 READ MORE

Kim Award

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 READ MORE

Rodman Assist

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 READ MORE

Mr. Fish

Chain Linked

On Feb. 25 the Santa Monica City Council votes on whether Paul Conrad’s peace sculpture should be knocked over and replaced with retail development. Because nothing says we should work to prevent nuclear self-annihilation like a Tommy Bahama, a food court and a lighted fountain full of pennies tossed by shoppers wishing for world peace with their eyes closed.

Posted on Jan 11, 2014 READ MORE    

Happy Birthday Kim Jong Un

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 READ MORE


Posted on Jan 9, 2014 READ MORE

Vacation in North Korea

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 READ MORE

Killer Kim

Posted on Dec 14, 2013 READ MORE

Nuke Egg

Posted on Nov 26, 2013 READ MORE

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When the Eastern Seaboard Nearly Became a Fallout Zone

A once-secret document published in The Guardian on Friday shows that the U.S. Air Force in the early 1960s came within inches of detonating an atomic bomb over North Carolina that would have exploded with 260 times the force of the device that destroyed Hiroshima.

Posted on Sep 20, 2013 READ MORE

Mr. Fish

‘Chain Reaction’ Is a Threat, but Not to the Public Interest

The first structural engineer hired by Santa Monica officials to assess the safety of former L.A. Times cartoonist Paul Conrad’s anti-nuclear war sculpture declared that the work “is not an imminent hazard nor should it be considered dangerous.” But officials still want to tear it down.

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 READ MORE

North Korea Restarts Nuclear Program

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 READ MORE

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Saving Paul Conrad’s ‘Chain Reaction’

For the past 22 years, the city of Santa Monica has had one of the most significant public political artworks in the nation, installed adjacent to the Santa Monica Civic Center in the tourism hub of this beachside town.

Posted on Aug 27, 2013 READ MORE

North Korea

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 READ MORE

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How to Destroy a Planet Without Really Trying

Imagine you’re a historian 100 years from now—assuming there are any historians 100 years from now, which is not obvious—and you’re looking back at what’s happening today. For the first time in the history of the human species, you’d see we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves.

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 READ MORE

The Leader

Posted on May 21, 2013 READ MORE

Stealth Medicine

Posted on May 15, 2013 READ MORE

Two Things

Posted on May 13, 2013 READ MORE

War Drums

Posted on May 9, 2013 READ MORE

Kim Jong-Un and Rodman

Posted on May 4, 2013 READ MORE

Kim Jong Nuke

Posted on Apr 21, 2013 READ MORE

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The Enemy-Industrial Complex

If you opened the American door marked “Enemy,” what would you find? As a start, scattered hundreds or, as the years have gone by, thousands of jihadis, mostly in the poorest backlands of the planet and with little ability to do anything to the United States.

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 READ MORE

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 READ MORE

North vs. South

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 READ MORE

Kim Jong Un Crayons

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 READ MORE

North Korean Medals

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 READ MORE

NK’s Attempt at Biological Warfare

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 READ MORE

North Korea

Posted on Apr 12, 2013 READ MORE

Mad Man

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 READ MORE

China and North Korea

Posted on Apr 7, 2013 READ MORE

North Korea

Posted on Apr 6, 2013 READ MORE

Kim Jong Un

Posted on Apr 5, 2013 READ MORE

KooKoo Kim

Posted on Apr 4, 2013 READ MORE

Kim Jong Un Target

Posted on Apr 3, 2013 READ MORE

Kim Jong BOOM

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 READ MORE

Baby Rattle

Posted on Apr 1, 2013 READ MORE

Basketball War

Posted on Mar 31, 2013 READ MORE

Easter Egg Hunt

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 READ MORE


Posted on Mar 29, 2013 READ MORE

Pentagon Whistle-Blower Karen Kwiatkowski’s Secret History of the Iraq War

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The Iraq whistle-blower reminds us that Bush lied. Plus: Obama in the Holy Land, antagonizing fat people and fighting to save a great work of political art.

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 READ MORE

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Pentagon Whistle-Blower Karen Kwiatkowski’s Secret History of the Iraq War

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The Iraq whistle-blower reminds us that Bush lied. Plus: Obama in the Holy Land, antagonizing fat people and fighting to save a great work of political art.

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 READ MORE

Noam Chomsky: ‘Who Owns the World?’

President Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney may ignore the issues of global warming and nuclear proliferation, but Noam Chomsky addresses those and other topics in a talk he gave last month at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 READ MORE

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