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Nuclear War Would Set Off Climate Catastrophe

The explosion of even a single warhead could chill the atmosphere and cause a “nuclear drought,” new study finds.

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Preparing for Doomsday: A Shelter-in-Place Mentality Is the New American Normal

A former Air Force software engineer writes about his time living underground in the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, America’s nuclear command center.

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 READ MORE



U.S.-China-North Korea Tensions Increase Threat of Global Nuclear War

A potentially catastrophic endgame is playing out between bellicose North Korea and the pugnacious U.S. regime.

Posted on Jul 6, 2017 READ MORE



G-20 Meeting of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin: Give Detente a Chance

At a time of increasing tensions, what’s at stake in the dynamics between the nuclear superpowers’ presidents is no less than the fate of the planet.

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‘Russiagate’ May Be Collapsing as a Political Strategy

Democrats in Congress and other party leaders are starting to face an emerging reality: The “winning issue” of Russia is a losing issue.

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 READ MORE



Avoiding Apocalypse on the Korean Peninsula

North Korea hasn’t been cowed into compliance by Washington’s warnings and military muscle-flexing. Here’s why diplomacy is not naive appeasement in the Korean crisis.

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Noam Chomsky on Climate Change, Foreign Policy and ‘the Facade of Trumpisms’ (Video)

The acclaimed political critic and philosopher delves into a number of pressing subjects in a special hour-long talk with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


Oliver Stone on the History of Wall Street Corruption and the Future of American Military Power

The award-winning director speaks with Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer in Part 2 of a conversation about filmmaking, Wall Street greed, and the past and future of America’s military exploits. Transcript added.

Posted on May 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Memory Loss in the Garden of Violence: How Americans Remember (and Forget) Their Wars

The American way of recalling war has led to the populist nationalisms of today.

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Trump’s Decision to Attack Syria Increases the Risk of World War III

Russia-baiting has given the president huge incentives to prove he is not Vladimir Putin’s flunky and boosted the odds of a showdown between the world’s two nuclear superpowers.

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Noam Chomsky: Why Trump Is Pushing the Doomsday Clock to the Brink of Midnight

The linguist and political commentator discusses the U.S. president, Russia, history and the future in a recent interview. (Pictured, two scientists at a Jan. 26 news conference.)

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Trump Can Prove He’s Not a Putin Puppet by Blowing Up the World

Those who goad and bait the president make nuclear war more likely.

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Glenn Greenwald: It’s Toxic to Demonize Corbyn as Russia ‘Collaborator’ for Opposing Belligerence

In response to Jeremy Corbyn’s call for the “de-militarization of the border” between NATO countries and Russia, critics have dismissed the U.K. Labour Party leader as a traitor.

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Bernie Sanders Says Donald Trump’s ‘Dangerous’ Nuclear Arms Race Talk Must Be Challenged

“Presidents, Republicans and Democrats, have understood that our goal must be to reduce the number of nuclear weapons, not expand them,” the Vermont senator tweets.

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Donald Trump Simply Too Dangerous ‘to Sit This One Out,’ Sanders Says

“I’ve got seven grandchildren. I’ve got four kids. I worry about the future of this planet. I’m not sitting it out. And I hope that my fellow Americans will not sit it out,” the Vermont senator told voters over the weekend.

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Whose Finger on the Nuclear Button?

As the U.S. prepares to elect a new president, the threshold at which some party to a non-nuclear conflict may choose to employ atomic weapons appears to be at its lowest in decades.

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A Path That Could Lead to the Unthinkable: Nuclear War With Russia

The U.S. propaganda campaign against the Russian Federation is rolling downhill with a dangerous momentum that threatens to drive the world into a catastrophic showdown.

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What We Talk About When We Don’t Want to Talk About Nuclear War

One presidential candidate, in a vain effort to conceal his own ignorance, offers rambling nonsense. The other, accustomed to making her own rules, simply changes the subject.

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Donald ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Trump

I have long wondered why no one in Hollywood has remade Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 “Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” But it turns out that the GOP presidential nominee is remaking the film in real life.

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Obama Should Heed Hiroshima’s Survivors

As we left the memorial, Koji Hosokawa told us to stop. He looked us in the eye and told us not to forget the victims.

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Rest in Peace, Dan Berrigan—Just as You Lived

Daniel J. Berrigan lived his life true to his calling, literally practicing what he preached.

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A Nuclear Armageddon in the Making in South Asia

The nuclear competition between India and Pakistan has entered a spine-chilling phase with Islamabad’s decision to deploy low-yield tactical nuclear arms at its forward-operating military bases along its entire frontier with India.

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Want Endless War? Love the U.S. Empire? Well, Hillary Clinton’s Your Choice

If the candidate’s foreign policy record is any guide, a Hillary Clinton presidency would perpetuate and bolster some of our most hateful national characteristics.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Missouri U. Football Team and Those Who Saved ‘Chain Reaction’

These two groups have taken a step against racism in one case and for an important sculpture in the other. Their disparate actions help to revive national faith in the power of the people.

Posted on Nov 15, 2015 READ MORE



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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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 WATCH & LISTEN



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.

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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 WATCH & LISTEN



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.

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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.

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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.

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Happy Birthday Kim Jong Un









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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.

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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 ENLARGE



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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.

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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.

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The Leader









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Stealth Medicine









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