Alice Slater

Alice Slater is an Advisor to the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and serves on the Coordinating Committee of World Beyond War worldbeyondwar.org

Time to Negotiate for Peace in Space!

By Alice Slater for InDepthNews. The US mission to dominate and control the military use of space has been, historically and at present, a major obstacle to achieving nuclear disarmament and a peaceful path to preserve all life on earth.…

Hiroshima Unlearned: Time to tell the truth about US relations with Russia and finally ban the bomb

August 6th and 9th mark 74 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where only one nuclear bomb dropped on each city caused the deaths of up to 146,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 people in Nagasaki. Today,…

Space: The next battlefield?

Back in August, Vice-President Mike Pence announced the Trump administration’s plan for a new military command, the US Space Force, emphasizing President Donald Trump’s urging that “It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space: we must…

On the 50th anniversary of the Non-Proliferation Treaty: An exercise in bad faith

On July 1, the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) will turn 50 years old. In that agreement, five nuclear weapons states—the US, Russia, UK, France, and China—promised, a half a century ago, to make “good faith efforts” to give up…

The US has military bases in 80 countries. All of them must close.

US bases are wreaking havoc to the health and well-being of communities across the world. By Alice Slater originally published in The Nation, here. On the weekend of Martin Luther King Day, Baltimore University fittingly hosted more than 200 activists in…

Time for Truth and Reconciliation for the US and Russia

By Alice Slater NATO’s recent provocative decision to build up its military forces across Europe by sending four new multinational battalions to Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland, comes at a time of great turmoil and intense questioning of global security…

Democracy breaks out at the UN as 122 nations vote to ban the bomb

We are witnessing a striking shift in the global paradigm of how the world views nuclear weapons. On July 7, 2017, at a UN Conference mandated by the UN General Assembly to negotiate a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, the…

Deconstructing the Concept of Security: What Do We Mean When We Talk About Security?

Those of us laboring in the wasteland of nuclear arms control and countless thwarted attempts to abolish nuclear weapons have been witnessing one of the most striking shifts in the global paradigm of how the world thinks about nuclear weapons…

Time to Ban the Bomb

This week, the Chair of an exciting UN initiative formally named the “United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination” released a draft treaty to ban and prohibit nuclear weapons…

Seeking Nuclear Disarmament in Dangerous Times

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has championed efforts for nations to make good on their pledges to abolish nuclear weapons. In 2009 he published a five-point proposal for nuclear disarmament, urging nuclear weapons states in particular to fulfill their promises under the…

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