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08.08.2020

How the U.S. Failed at Its Foreign Policy Toward Venezuela

How the U.S. Failed at Its Foreign Policy Toward Venezuela

By Vijay Prashad and Érika Ortega Sanoja On August 4, 2020, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on Venezuela. Appearing before the committee was U.S. State Department Special Representative Elliott Abrams. Abrams, who has had a long—and controversial—career in the formation of U.S. foreign policy, was… »

08.08.2020

5 Reasons Chinese Students May Stop Studying in the US

5 Reasons Chinese Students May Stop Studying in the US

Nearly 400,000 Chinese students were enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities in 2019 – more than one-third of the country’s international students. A sharp decline in the number of these students would spell financial trouble for U.S. colleges and universities, given that Chinese students spend US$15 billion in tuition payments. Their departure… »

08.08.2020

Why Taiwan Is at the Heart of a Geopolitical Struggle to Produce Cutting-Edge Computer Chips

Why Taiwan Is at the Heart of a Geopolitical Struggle to Produce Cutting-Edge Computer Chips

Geopolitical contests between the U.S. and China hinge on technology more than the ability to deploy a gunboat somewhere; Taiwan could resemble a prototype for a tech proxy war. By Marshall Auerback The media likes to dabble in war game fantasies between the 21st-century great powers China and the U.S.,… »

08.08.2020

Setsuko Thurlow’s Letter to the Government of Spain

Setsuko Thurlow’s Letter to the Government of Spain

His Excellency Mr. Pedro Sánchez President of the Government Kingdom of Spain Your Excellency, This August will mark 75 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I am writing to you as an atomic bomb survivor of Hiroshima and an active member of the International Campaign… »

08.08.2020

The World on Fire

The World on Fire

Massive uncontrolled unprecedented wildfires are consuming portions of the Amazon rainforest and several regions of the Arctic. Somebody somewhere must be asking why all of a sudden in unison, all over creation, two of the planets largest ecosystems are going up in smoke. It’s eerily spine chilling. “Major fires have… »

06.08.2020

Three more countries ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Ireland, Nigeria and Niue

Three more countries ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Ireland, Nigeria and Niue

In a ceremony hosted by ICAN and chaired by Elayne Whyte Gomez, the Costa Rican diplomat who steered the negotiations of the ground-breaking Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, three more countries announced their ratification: Ireland, Nigeria and the pacific island state of Niue. In her opening remarks, Whyte… »

06.08.2020

75 years since the start of the nuclear age, on the verge of abolishing nuclear weapons

75 years since the start of the nuclear age, on the verge of abolishing nuclear weapons

By Carlos Umaña. 75 years ago the world changed forever. On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was detonated over the Japanese city of Hiroshima and then on August 9 another one was detonated over Nagasaki. Approximately 210,000 people died after the detonation and another 200,000 in subsequent years from… »

05.08.2020

An Open Letter to the People of Japan From Concerned Peace Organizations and People of the United States

An Open Letter to the People of Japan From Concerned Peace Organizations and People of the United States

—In observance of the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Japan— We, the undersigned, representing a coalition of concerned peace organizations and people of the United States, are advocating for abolition of nuclear weapons globally. We are gathering here to express our sincere regrets and apologies for our nation’s… »

05.08.2020

Face 2 Face with Brent Fidler

Face 2 Face with Brent Fidler

On this show we speak with Brent Fidler, the author of Shadows of Nagasaki, a science-fiction story in which Japanese nuclear bomb victims reanimate as tormented Yurei ghosts to enact vengeance on the descendants of those involved in the Manhattan Project at Los… »

05.08.2020

US Event: 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

US Event: 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

August 6th and 9th are the 75th anniversaries of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To mark those dates, over 160 organizations from across the US have joined together for a national virtual event: #StillHere: 75 Years of Shared Nuclear Legacy. The… »

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