Monday, August 3, 2020

Tag: nuclear

Ground zero Nagasaki

It’s essential for us to remember such grim details, not just for the sake of history, but for our future.

‘Alexa, launch our nukes!’

“Humans are not perfect, but they can empathize with their opponents and see the bigger picture. Unlike humans, autonomous weapons would have no ability to understand the consequences of their actions, no ability to step back from the brink of war.”

Senators urge President Trump to cease reigniting nuclear arms race

“Your administration’s efforts to double down on new, unnecessary nuclear weapons while scrapping mutually beneficial treaties risks the United States sliding into another arms race with Russia and erodes U.S. nonproliferation efforts around the world.”

A march to disaster: Noam Chomsky condemns Trump for pulling out...

Noam Chomsky talks about the significance of the INF treaty and the impact of Trump’s plan to pull out.

US INF pullout will delight arms industry as it threatens to...

The reality is that it has largely been the U.S. that has been the aggressor through the terrifying and costly decades of the Cold War that this latest treaty exit action threatens to re-ignite.

Uranium leaked through floor of South Carolina nuclear plant

The leak comes as the Trump administration has promised to assist unprofitable nuclear and coal plants.

Kings Bay Plowshares: Meet two of the seven activists who secretly...

Their goal was to symbolically disarm the nuclear weapons at the base, which is home to at least six nuclear ballistic missile submarines.

Watch: Greenpeace crashes Superman drone into nuclear power plant to expose...

"This is a highly symbolic action: it shows that spent fuel pools are very accessible, this time from the air, and therefore extremely vulnerable to attack."

The ‘Radioactivity Is Good for You’ Push

While the hormesis model would result in needless death and misery, a group of pro-nuclear fanatics are drastically downplaying the dangers of radioactivity. We need to take a strong public stand against this proposed change.

Why Israel’s Security Experts Support the Iran Deal—and Iran’s Hardliners Don’t

Why is right-wing media asserting that hardline Islamists in the Islamic Republic are delighted with the Iran nuclear deal, while Israelis are concerned over their country's security when the opposite is true?

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Bernie groups break free of Dems: New party rising?

The beauty of the foregoing strategy is that it seeks a viable new party through a graduated series of accomplishable, grassroots-based electoral successes.

‘History will not judge this kindly’: DNC Platform Committee votes down Medicare for All...

"The fact that our nation is the only advanced industrial country without universal healthcare cannot be blamed on Republican obstruction alone. It was also caused by Democratic leaders who've spent decades catering to corporate interests."

Trump’s threat to negate election results automatically disqualifies him

Trump the ignorant disruptive seems oblivious to what negating elections from willful blindness means.

We’re staring into the face of America’s worst political crisis since the civil war

Trump doesn’t give a damn about COVID-19. Or about the death rate. Or the millions of people who have lost their jobs or homes or health insurance.

FAQs for anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers

The following is satire that is, however, based on actual anti-masker and anti-vaxxer arguments and memes.