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Nuclear Weapons

Beyond Nuclear advocates for the elimination of all nuclear weapons and argues that removing them can only make us safer, not more vulnerable. The expansion of commercial nuclear power across the globe only increases the chance that more nuclear weapons will be built and is counterproductive to disarmament. We also cover nuclear weapons issues on our international site, Beyond Nuclear International.

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Monday
Aug062018

ICAN champions grass-roots efforts to persuade Japan and others to support a nuclear-free world

Monday
Aug062018

City of Hiroshima Peace Declaration

Thank you to Ralph Hutchison of Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance for posting, and circulating, this City of Hiroshima Peace Declaration, issued on the 73rd annual commemoration of the U.S. atomic bombing, by the City of Hiroshima's Mayor, MATSUI Kazumi.

Friday
Jul062018

July 16th -- a date that will live in infamy

Under "Current Activities" on the CCNS (Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety) homepage, a July 14 commemorative event re: the July 16, 1979 Church Rock uranium tailings spill commemoration is discussed, as is a July 21 commemoration of the July 16, 1945 Trinity blast.

The former happened near Gallup, New Mexico in Navajo/Diné country. The latter took place near Socorro, New Mexico.

Thursday
May242018

Beyond the Bomb

Friday
May182018

May 18, 1979 - Karen Silkwood verdict

As reported by PEACEbuttons.INFO:

Today in Peace and Justice History

A Publication of PEACEbuttons.INFO

May 18, 1979

A jury in a federal court in Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee established a company's responsibility for damage to the health of a worker in the nuclear [weapons] industry.

Karen Silkwood worked for the Kerr-McGee Nuclear Corporation, at their Cimmarron, [Oklahoma] plant, where plutonium was manufactured.

Silkwood had become the first female member of the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers bargaining committee, focusing on worker safety issues, but had suffered radiation exposure in a series of unexplained incidents.

The jury in judge Frank G. Theis's court awarded her estate $505,000 in actual damages, and $10 million punitive damages.

She had died in a [very suspicious] car accident on her way to a meeting with a New York Times reporter five years earlier.

Karen Silkwood remembered.

The Supreme Court upheld the decision and the award.

View this entry on PEACEbuttons.INFO website.