Anthony Donovan

Anthony Donovan

A political campaigner and activist from the age of 12, ending up in jail three times for Vietnam War nonviolent civil disobedience. Donovan is the producer of several documentaries, including: “Dialogues: A more effective path to deal with global terrorism" (2004), and “Good Thinking, Those Who’ve Tried To Halt Nuclear Weapons” (2015). His long time passion remains the abolition of nuclear weapons.

9/11 Too late to honor those killed?

Everyone alive then has a story of this moment. On that clear September morning walking along 4th Street to where I worked, St. Vincents, in minutes to become the nearest operating Hospital, I heard the first jetliner filled with loved…

Japan, help us all win the Gold

Dear esteemed H.E. Mr. Ishikane Kimihiro, Permanent Representative of Japan to the U.N., Deep gratitude and respect to you. May I ask you to relay this message to Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide, and Parliamentary Vice-Ministers of Defense Onishi Hrioyuki and…

Can Speaker Corey Johnson Do the Right Thing for the City and Humanity? Part 3

Today we have yet a new Treaty by nations tired of nuclear weapon states persistent delays, misinformation, and violations of agreements. The NYC Council back then repeatedly steered us back to focusing on the dire needs of the city and…

Can Speaker Corey Johnson Do the Right Thing for the City and Humanity? Part 2

On voting day, June 22nd, we’d want a Comptroller, a Mayor and a Council to herald and expand these values and this model in our town. Are nuclear weapons a worthy priority during this crisis time of Covid? Of course! …

Can Speaker Corey Johnson Do the Right Thing for the City and Humanity? Part 1

A City Council resolution, the cynics tell us, is “just words.” But the words in Resolution 0976-2019—which has languished for more than a year without a vote—very much matter. They point the way to a better and safer world. The…

An Iranian and an Israeli Talk

With a banner hanging on the Maryhouse stage behind them reading “Pope Francis Proclaims: The very Possession of Nuclear Weapons is to be Firmly Condemned”, Emad Kiyaei rises, “First of all, thank you so much. Stepping into this space has…

Gay Pride and Nuclear Weapons

Bayard Rustin, the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, DC at which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr gave his Dream speech, traveled in the 1950’s with pacifist A.J. Muste to the Soviet Union to build the bridges that…