Every semi-literate person in the atomic age recalls Albert Einstein’s 1946 warning: “The unleashed power of the atom bomb has changed everything, except our modes of thinking, and thus we drift towards unparalleled catastrophes.” (The Quotable Einstein p. 175) All major news sources in the United States have seemingly done their utmost to prevent awareness [...]
Reich Marshall Hermann Göring (1893-1946) was one of the ten most powerful leaders of Hitler’s vanquished Third Reich. Hitler, Göring and several other leaders of the Third Reich took their own lives rather than face judgment as Germany surrendered. “People can always be brought to the bidding of leaders. It is very easy. All you [...]
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists places a “Doomsday Clock” on every issue. Midnight is the hour of nuclear conflagration. With the arrival of Donald Trump as Commander-in-Chief the minute hand has been moved forward. It now stands at 2 minutes and thirty seconds before 12 o’clock. Prior to Mr. Trump’s arrival the United States began [...]
“Congress has the sole power to declare war.” (Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution) The US War Powers Act was passed on November 7, 1973 over the veto of President Nixon in a congressional endeavor to check yearnings of US Commanders-in-Chief to wage wars. President Trump clearly ignored our constitution and the War [...]
Recently, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced that it moved its symbolic nuclear doomsday clock minute hand ahead thirty seconds to two and one-half minutes till midnight. Midnight represents nuclear apocalypse. http://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/01/27/2-12-minutes-midnight-our-world-peril Filmaker Regis Tremblay's new film just released is entitled “Thirty Seconds to Midnight.” See the online version here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0bsrFyLz6U Potential nuclear war [...]
The greatest number of fatalities in human history were: WW I – (11 million military, 7 million civilians) WW II – 50 – 80 million dead, (20 million Russians, millions of Jews 100 million – died after Europeans colonized the South, Central region & North American continents While young Daniel Ellsberg was a staff member [...]
Which 21st century leader could openly support universal adoption of L-41 to abolish nuclear weapons? Would not the future of Earth, our “common home” and all living creatures be aborted in the event of another nuclear exchange? Who will be the potentate to call for use of nuclear weapons the third time?
October 27, 2016 the UN General Assembly considered resolution L-41, a document designed to abolish nuclear weapons globally. The final vote was 123 (of 195) countries in support with 38 in opposition. There were sixteen abstentions. The USA opposes abolition.
The Kyoto protocol was an early effort to confront our global reality of planetary warming accompanied by the steady rising of ocean levels. Even rural people without University degrees who struggle to survive in developing nations know without doubt Earth is heating up.
Since 1945, Editors of The Bulletin Of Atomic Scientists have been warning us that another war in which nuclear weapons are used could end an historical drama on our precious planet Earth. The clock stands at 11:57 - three minutes till midnight.