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The Treaty of Tlatelolco: Giving Thanks to Our Latin American Neighbors Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

The Treaty of Tlatelolco: Giving Thanks to Our Latin American Neighbors Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

Americans gathered around their Thanksgiving tables last week reflecting on what they were thankful for this past year. There was the potential for much angst after a year with significant division in our nation often emphasizing differences and talk of building walls to separate us from our neighbors. In contrast, at our table we gave […]

A Nuclear Weapons Ban Emerging

by Robert F. Dodge Every moment of every day, all of humanity is held hostage by the nuclear nine. The nine nuclear nations are made up of the P5 permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and their illegitimate nuclear wannabes Israel, North Korea, India and Pakistan spawned by the mythological theory of deterrence. […]

3 Minutes to Midnight

by Robert Dodge Humanity and the planet is now just three minutes from midnight when it comes to nuclear disaster and climate disruption. We must act. (Image: thebulletin.org) The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has just announced its latest nuclear Doomsday Clock moving ahead the minute hand to three minutes till midnight. The clock represents the […]

In 2015, Let There Be Peace on Earth

In 2015, Let There Be Peace on Earth

At the beginning of each new year people around the world express their hopes and desires for seemingly elusive peace on earth. In the past year there have been many strides toward that goal. The greatest threat to peace and our survival, nuclear weapons are at long last on the road to abolition. The people […]

Hiroshima, 69 Years Later

Sixty-nine years ago this Tuesday, the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, killing 80-140 thousand people immediately. Three days later on August 9th, a second U.S. nuclear bomb was dropped over Nagasaki. From that week to the present moment the world has been held hostage to the insane threat and potential annihilation by these […]

David vs. Goliath: The Nuclear Zero Lawsuits

Historic lawsuits were filed on April 24 against the U.S. and the 8 other Nuclear Weapons States (NWS) of the world to meet their treaty obligations to disarm by the tiny island nation Republic of the Marshall Islands. Since 1970, the Nuclear Non‐Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has obligated nations to negotiate in good faith for complete […]

Budgets as Moral Documents: Nuclear Weapons and the Fate of Life as We Know It

by Robert Dodge, Published on Friday, April 11, 2014 by Common Dreams On April 15th, Tax Day, our nation funds our national budget. On this day we fund the nation’s business and provide a proclamation to the world of the U.S. priorities for the next year. Ultimately budgets are moral documents and are supposed to […]

The Promise of Prague, Self-Assured Destruction and Taxes

The Promise of Prague, Self-Assured Destruction and Taxes

On April 5, 2009, in the first foreign policy address of his presidency, President Obama expressed his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons. The realization of this vision, shared by a majority of citizens around the world, is vital to the very survival and future of our planet. We the people await the […]

Dr. Dodge on Budget Priorities and People’s Needs

America and, indeed, the world are watching as the U.S. Congress fails once again to come together and work to craft a budget that addresses the people’s business and the pressing issues that face our planet. Congress has effectively operated in a vacuum of unexamined assumptions neglecting opportunities to really assess priorities and spending. From […]

Dr. Dodge on Setting our National Priorities and Reducing Nuclear Danger

Every year in April, Dr. Dodge reflects on our national priorities as revealed in the federal budget and the costs and dangers of our nuclear arsenal. In 2012, the Ventura County Star published Dr. Dodge’s opinion piece, Federal Budget Should Fund Priorities , in which he points out the many issues which remain underfunded while […]