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The Opportunity Costs of Nuclear Weapons

“…the nine nuclear-armed countries spent $72.9 billion on … nuclear weapons in 2019, equalling $138,699 every minute….” So, we can’t afford M4A, GND, UBI, medical research & stockpiles, etc? Enough is Enough: Global Nuclear Weapons Spending 2020 In its report … Continue reading

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PDX City Council Passed Nuke Weapons Ban Resolution

Update: Nov. 14, 2019…IT PASSED UNANIMOUSLY. VFP Linus Pauling Chapter members Linda Richards and Bill Glassmire (both pictured here) helped get SJM 5 (Nuclear Weapons Memorial) passed in Salem during the 2019 session. The Portland City Council resolution is just … Continue reading

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The peace boat Golden Rule sails into a new era of nuclear activism

This article originally appeared in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, July 25, 2016. [with links] by Dawn Stover Dwarfed by the ships from the US Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the US Coast Guard that visited Portland, Oregon, … Continue reading

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Silencing America as it prepares for war

By John Pilger 27 May 2016 Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968; I was with Robert Kennedy when he was shot and … Continue reading

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Proliferation begins at home…The $1 Trillion Train Wreck

From the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, April 2016 Proliferation begins at home. That has never been clearer than now, as the United States embarks on what many scientists at its nuclear weapons laboratories are calling “the second nuclear age.” The … Continue reading

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Hiroshima – Nagasaki Commemorations Set

Corvallis, Oregon peace activists recognize 70th anniversary of nuclear attacks with theme, “Never Again” — Corvallis peace & justice groups, including Veterans For Peace, Women’s Int’l League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF), several faith groups and Alternatives To War, will host three … Continue reading

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Nukes are nuts, 2014 edition

Please call your senators and congressperson today. Proposed congressional legislation will help reduce wasteful spending on nuclear weapons and their delivery platforms. The president’s budget request for 2015 shows that his priorities are still dangerously backwards, asking for yet another increase … Continue reading

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