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The Nuclear “War” in Ukraine May Not Be the One We Expect

Joshua Frank TomDispatch
From time to time, Vladimir Putin or one of his cronies has hinted that the Russians, pressed to the wall, might use a “tactical” nuclear weapon in Ukraine. And Russian military leaders have reportedly been discussing just such a possibility.

Tidbits – Mar. 02, 2023 – Reader Comments: Peace Movement Now?; Centrality of Black-White Unity; Roberto Clementine Book Restored; Ukrainian War – Differing Perspectives; Honoring Pathbreakers-Celebrating International Women’s Day; Resources; More

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Reader Comments: Peace Movement-Then, Now?; Lessons from History-Centrality of Black-white unity; Roberto Clementine Book Restored; Ukrainian War - Differing Perspectives on the Left; Honoring Pathbreakers-Celebrating International Women's Day

Nuclear Weapons and Nationalism: An Incendiary Mix

Andrew Lichterman Andrew Lichterman
The first UN General Assembly's first resolution set up a commission to bring back proposals to eliminate atomic weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction and to control atomic energy. That was seventy-seven years ago.

Envisioning a World Without Nuclear Weapons

H Patricia Hynes Portside
While nuclear weapons governments and their bomb-making industries are criminally sleepwalking into what could mean the end of our planet’s life, many others – scientists, high-level military, citizens and whole countries – are countering the weapons holders’ political idiocy with principled intelligence.

Fusion Energy: The Nuclear Weapons Connection

Karl Grossman CounterPunch
My CounterPunch focused on the radioactivity involved in fusion—that it is not “clean” despite what the press release of the Department of Energy asserted.

The Nuclear Site That Can’t Be Cleaned Up

Ron Jacobs The Progressive
‘Atomic Days: The Untold Story of the Most Toxic Place in America’ exposes the story of a Washington state complex that poses dangers that—like the nuclear industry itself—cannot be contained.

Tidbits – Oct. 20, 2022 – Reader Comments, Elections – It’s the Economy and Abortions; Lessons of Cuban Missile Crisis; Socialist Lessons; Communists in Closets; Anti-Fascism in the 21st Century; the Farmer-Labor Movement; Cartoons; More…

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Reader Comments, Elections - It's The Economy and Abortions; Lessons of Cuban Missile Crisis; Socialist Lessons; Announcements: Communists in Closets; Anti-Fascism in the 21st Century; The Farmer-Labor Movement; Cartoons; more....

All We Are Saying Is, Give Peace a Chance

Michael Myerson Portside
We never did get the permit until only a few days before the march and rally, when Koch finally understood what Sandy had been telling him for months: that hundreds of thousands of his constituents and additional hundreds of thousands of out-of-towners would be in attendance.
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