nuclear weapons

76 years ago the U.S. detonated the world’s first nuclear device in the Trinity nuclear test

On this day, seventy six years ago, the world was forever changed when the U.S. detonated the world’s first nuclear device in the Trinity nuclear test. Conducted in the desert of southern New Mexico, it began the morally corrupt, racist,…

The Roots of Violence – episode 3 – Iran 2001 to 2021

Welcome to the third in our series of interviews in which we look at the Middle East region and try to understand better what is going on there. The view from the West is that it is a very violent…

Nuclear Weapons Have Always Been Illegal; It’s Long Past Time to Abolish Them

“History is written by the victors. Thus, the heinous massacre that was Hiroshima has been handed down to us as a perfectly justified act of war…. It is clear that the use of nuclear weapons, which cause indiscriminate mass murder…

Amb. Ali Soltanieh: “strategically it is a mistake to go for nuclear weapons”

As the time runs out for some kind of resolution to the problem of US and Iranian non-compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA, Pressenza interviewed Iranian Ambassador Dr Ali Asghar Soltanieh. In this interview, we…

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…

Squad & Co: Unite as a Block to Downsize Biden’s Military Budget

Imagine this scenario: A month before the vote on the federal budget, progressives in Congress declared, “We’ve studied President Biden’s proposed $753 billion military budget, an increase of $13 billion from Trump’s already inflated budget, and we can’t, in good…

Why Drones are more Dangerous than Nuclear Weapons

THREATS TO INTERNATIONAL LAW AND WORLD ORDER Weaponized drones are probably the most troublesome weapon added to the arsenal of war making since the atomic bomb, and from the perspective of world order, may turn out to be even more…

The Rising Threat Of Nuclear War Is The Most Urgent Matter In The World

Re-published from the excellent blog of Caitlin Johnstone. US Strategic Command, the branch of the US military responsible for America’s nuclear arsenal, tweeted the following on Tuesday: “The spectrum of conflict today is neither linear nor predictable. We must account…

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