nuclear weapons

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One by-product of the November election is fear... including fear of nuclear war increasing for the first time in years. 

Peace activists consider the current landscape and how best to address it. 

In Ashland, Peace House hosts a discussion of the current state of American society (March 16th and 17th), and whether we'll opt for war or to devote money to societal concerns. 

Kevin Martin of Peace Action and Reiner Braun of the International Peace Bureau are the featured speakers. 

Fearing Nuclear Weapons More In 2017

Feb 23, 2017
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It was just three weeks ago that the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists advanced the "Doomsday Clock" to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight, the highest threat of nuclear war perceived since the heart of the Cold War.

The Ploughshares Fund, which works to eliminate nuclear weapons, shares the concern of the scientists. 

Fund president Joseph Cirincione speaks in Eugene this weekend (Feb. 26) about nuclear policy in the age of Trump. 

Caring For The Atomic Veterans

Aug 9, 2016
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Over the half-century the United States tested (and used) nuclear weapons, a million people or more in the armed forces had the potential to be exposed to nuclear materials. 

These are the people who make up the National Association of Atomic Veterans

NAAV works to communicate the ongoing needs of its members to the federal government. 

National Commander Fred Schafer lives in Oregon. 

Still Worrying, And NOT Loving The Bomb*

Jul 8, 2016
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A nun, a veteran, and a house painter walk into a federal nuclear installation.  There is no punchline, because it is no joke.

The three unarmed pacifists who broke into a federal uranium storage area in Tennessee four years ago were making a statement.  And along the way, making some points about nuclear security in America. 

The incident is the centerpiece of Washington Post reporter Dan Zak's book Almighty, about the nuclear age and all it has meant to Americans.  Anyone who remembers an air-raid drill from elementary school can relate. 

The Chances For Real Iran/America Dialogue

Oct 23, 2013
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So Iran's got a new president, he's saying nice things about the United States, he's hinting that there could be comprehensive talks on nuclear materials AND he recently talked to President Obama on the phone. 

But how likely is it that our two countries will not only meet in face-to-face talks, but reach any kind of agreement?