Nuclear War

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At Work In the Fields of the Bomb
Del Tredici, Robert
Book
1987
A collection of photographs, interviews and comments aimed at making the secretive nuclear arms industry visible to the general public.
Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima
Nakazawa, Keiji; Paul, Paula J. (foreword)
Book
1989
Barefoot Gen is the powerful, tragic story of the bombing of Hiroshima seen through the eyes of a young boy - the artist himself - growing up in a peace-loving Japanese family. It is a graphic 'lest ...
Barefoot Gen The Day After: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima
Nakazawa, Keiji
Book
1989
The acclaimed Barefoot Gen story picks up the day after the bombing of Hiroshima as the Gen family encounters the effects of the bomb, hunger, the hardened hearts of those more fortunate than themselv...
Beyond Iraq: The Spreading Crisis: Against The Current vol. 122
Finkel, David
Article
2006
The disaster and carnage of the Iraq occupation is the center of a crisis now spreading through the region—to Iran, to Afghanistan and the India-Pakistan subcontinent, and especially to Israel-Palesti...
Exterminism and Cold War
Thompson, Edward; Davis, Mike et al
Book
1982
15 articles on the issues of the arms race and the threat of nuclear war, the Cold War and the peace movemennts.
Humanity Imperiled: The Path To Disaster
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2013
For the first time in the history of the human species, we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves. That's been true since 1945. It's now being finally recognized that there are more ...
Inside Iran: New Internationalist March 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
A look at Iran from history to present. Discussion of women's rights and the youth of Iran.
A Marxist History of the World part 91: The Cold War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The Second World War had created a world divided between two imperialist blocs. Their nuclear arsenals acted as a ‘deterrent’, but rivalry and suspicion meant that war was never far away.
Nuclear War And Corbyn - The Fury And The Farce
Article
2015
The British media is outraged that La bour leader Jeremy Corbyn won't press the nuclear button under any circumstances.
Nuclear War Manual for Dogs
Kurtz, Jerry
Book
1983
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The Okinawa missiles of October
Tovish, Aaron
Article
2015
John Bordne, a resident of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, had to keep a personal history to himself for more than five decades. Only recently has the US Air Force given him permission to tell the tale, whic...
On Power and Ideology
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1987
Five lectures on U.S. international and security policy.
The Slippery Slope: Rolling Downward, No Brakes, Nuclear War
Pollack, Norman
Article
2016
Policy is not a discrete entity; indeed, instead, it is a cumulative force, broadening in scope and direction, as it -- in this case -- plunges toward self- and global-annihilation. Destruction is in ...
The Socialist Register 1983: Volume 20: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
War, Peace and the Media
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
1983
Zwicker argues that press coverage of the USSR is "profoundly uninformative, a journalistic yawn that is helping us sleepwalk toward the biggest slumber of all time: nuclear war."
The "War Scare" in the Kremlin, Revisited: Is History Repeating Itself?
Goodman, Mel
Article
2015
The Washington Post on October 25, 2015 published an important story based on a recently-published U.S. intelligence review from 1990 that confirmed Soviet leaders in 1983 believed the Reagan administ...
Whoops Apocalypse
Book
1982
Whoops Apocalypse sets the scene for The Last Story Ever Told.
Working for Peace: A Handbook of Practical Psychology and Other Tools
Wollman, Neil (ed.)
Book
1985
A survey of the attitudes and tools that can be used in working for peace.

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Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nation...
Project Ploughshares
Canadian ecumenical agency of the Canadian Council of Churches that carries out research, analysis, dialogue and public discussion of peace and security issues in Canada and internationally. Issues in...

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Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For over 50 years, V...
Project Ploughshares
Canadian ecumenical agency of The Canadian Council of Churches that carries out research, analysis, dialogue and public discussion of peace and security issues in Canada and internationally. Issues include: defence policy, militar...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

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In 1983 'war scare', Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.
Hoffman, David E.
2015
A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, trig...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
Lurching to War
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
2016
The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pu...
Russian officer who prevented nuclear disaster in 1983
2017
Stanislav Petrov single handedly prevented the nuclear destruction of the United States and the USSR, and only a handful of Communist leaders knew about the apocalypse he averted.
SAC Nuclear Planning for 1959
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Burr, William
2015
The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956, published December 22, 2015. According to the Plan, H-Bombs were to be used against priority "Air Pow...