Barack Obama

Obama in Hiroshima: A call to do things differently

President Obama made an historic visit to Hiroshima today—the first sitting US president to do so since the US atomic bombing of that city on August 6, 1945, followed three days later by the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. As he…

Obama in Hiroshima paints a Peace Sign on a bomb

President Obama went to Hiroshima, did not apologize, did not state the facts of the matter (that there was no justification for the bombings there and in Nagasaki), and did not announce any steps to reverse his pro-nuke policies (building…

Over Seventy Prominent Scholars and Activists Call on Obama to Take Concrete Action in Hiroshima

WASHINGTON, DC – Over seventy prominent scholars and activists, including Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg, signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to visit with Hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors, and to announce concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament when…

Deterring Migration by Terrorizing Refugees

Danny Katch looks at the cruel logic for the Obama administration’s plans to launch a new wave of raids to detain and deport Central American mothers and children LAST WEEK, officials in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans…

Noam Chomsky: Climate Change & Nuclear Proliferation Pose the Worst Threat Ever Faced by Humans

President Obama has just passed a little-noticed milestone, according to The New York Times: Obama has now been at war longer than any president in U.S. history—longer than George W. Bush, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Obama has taken…

Obama Should Heed Hiroshima’s Survivors

The White House announced this week that President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, the site of the world’s first atomic-bomb attack. He will be the first sitting president to go there, and only the second president ever, after former President…

Obama to visit Hiroshima: an empty gesture by an immoral president

The US president’s press secretary today confirmed what many observers had been speculating for several weeks now, that Barack Obama will be the first serving US president to visit the site of one of the nastiest scars on humanity’s conscience:…

If Obama visits Hiroshima – part 2

In Prague, Obama significantly noted that “..as the only nuclear power to have used a nuclear weapon, the United States has a moral responsibility to act.” [emphasis added] In the 1996 Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)…

If Obama visits Hiroshima – part 1

If Obama visits Hiroshima – Part 1 By Richard Falk, TFF Associate There are mounting hopes that Barack Obama will use the occasion of the Group of 7 meeting in Japan next month to visit Hiroshima, and become the first…

“Horrified”: Seymour Hersh Reacts to Obama’s Plan to Send 250 More U.S. Special Ops Troops to Syria

President Obama has announced the deployment of 250 more Special Operations troops to Syria in a move that nearly doubles the U.S. presence in the country. This comes just days after the Obama administration announced 217 more troops would be…

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