Nuclear Weapons

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Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
1984
Anti-nuclear movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
A international movement against the use of nuclear power and nuclear weapons.
The Anti-Nuclear Movement in Review: Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
Hall, Wayne
Article
1998
EVERY NOW AND then Time magazine comes out with front cover screaming something like: “Russian Nukes: Is Anyone in Control?” The idea of a fanatic blowing up New York City with a Russian nuclear weapo...
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.
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament: Connexipedia Article
Article
An organization that advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament by Britain. It also campaigns for international nuclear disarmament and tighter international arms regulation through agreements such as t...
The Case Against Israel
Neumann, Michael
Book
2005
Neumann argues that Israel's policies are the cause of the conflict, and that the conflict can be ended by Israel changing its behaviour.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The Cost of Living
Roy, Arundhati
Book
1999
Roy takes on two of the great illusions of India's progress: the massive dam projects that have displaced millions, and the development of India's nuclear weapons. Roy peels away the mask of democracy...
Dilemmas of Domination: The Unmaking of the American Empire
Bello, Walden
Book
2005
Argues that in a not-too-distant future the American empire's hidden weaknesses will pose fatal challenges to American supremacy.
Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2010-2011: Capital devours lives, labor, land; masses seek paths to freedom
Article
2010
A revolutionary organization can no longer allow any separation between theory and practice, philosophy and revolution, workers and intellectuals, "inside" and "outside."
Dropping the bomb: How to ban nukes and save the planet: New Internationalist June 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
A look at nuclear weapons and their transportation in Britain.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
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.
Files linking Britain to Israel's nuclear weapons go missing from National Archives
Article
2016
Official documents on Britain's relationship with Israel, including papers on "military and nuclear collaboration" in the 1970s, have disappeared from the National Archives in the last four years.
From one apartheid state to another: Israel's secret military alliance with apartheid South Africa
Gowans, Stephen
Article
2010
Israel regarded the relationship as based on more than just convenience, but on a common position as colonial oppressor, under pressure from national liberation movements. The two countries shared "un...
Globocops The powerful unplugged Nuclear commander drops the bomb: New Internationalist December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Discusses international law and who is responsible. Also looks into the peacekeepers, where they are most needed and a look into modern warfare.
Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance
Chomsky, Noam
Book
2003
Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
Hidden Agendas
Pilger, John
Book
1998
Pilger's book is an indictment of Tony Blair's government and his easy acceptance of the Thacherite view of foreign affairs. Using the examples of Indonesia, East Timor, Burma, Murdoch and China he ch...
History and Hypocrisy: Why the Korean War Matters in the Age of Trump
Read, Daniel
Article
2017
The DPRK's recent missile test is a "provocation" according to US state sources. A provocation indeed. Firing things into the air that go bang is clearly not a nice thing to do. People really should e...
How the Obama Administration Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: US nuclear policy is undermining our safety and national security
Postol, Theodore A.
Article
2014
When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he famously pledged to place nuclear disarmament at the center of his national-security strategy. Why, then, we must ask, is the Obama administ...
The Illusion of Debate: Consensus for the People that Matter
Hirthler, Jason
Article
2014
A recent article in FAIR reviewed the findings of its latest study on the quality of political “debate” being aired on the mainstream networks. It studied the run-up to the military interventions in b...
Imperial Crusades: Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia: A Diary of Three Wars
Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey
Book
2004
Iraq was just one of three major imperial crusades in the decade after 1992, orchestrated by a new generation of American politicians, both Democrat and Republican, who backed pre-emptive strikes to o...
Israel offered Nukes to Racist South Africa for Use on Black Neighbors
Cole, Juan
Article
2010
The implication, that Iran must be stopped because it would proliferate to neighbors, may come back to haunt pro-Israeli propagandists, given Tel Aviv's own secret role in attempting to proliferate nu...
It's Time to Put an End to Israel's "Don't ask-don't tell" Nuclear Policy
Benjamin, Medea and Pam Bailey
Article
2013
Israel and its allies in the U.S. Congress continue to lobby against a deal that would meet Iran in the middle, insisting on a “zero-enrichment” policy that is a deal-breaker for Iran.
Jeremy Corbyn is right to reject Trident
Green, Commander Robert
Article
2015
Jeremy Corbyn has come under attack yesterday for his refusal to countenance the use of nuclear weapons. But his stance is honourable and both legally and strategically correct - especially with his o...
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.
Mossad contradicted Netanyahu on Iran nuclear programme
Jordan,Will;Radhakrishnan,Rahul
Article
2015
Spy cables reveal that Mossad concluded that Iran was not producing nuclear weapons, even though Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu told the UN the opposite.
Noam Chomsky And The BBC: A Brief Comparison
Media Lense
Article
2017
A recent interview with 88-year-old Noam Chomsky once again demonstrates just how insightful he is in providing rational analysis of Western power and the suffering it generates. By contrast, anyone r...
Noam Chomsky: US Is the "Most Dangerous Country in the World"
Falcone, Dan
Article
2017
Nuclear proliferation and climate change are subjects of acute concern in the current moment, driven into an all-out state of emergency by the new Trump administration. In this interview, Noam Chomsk...
Nuclear Culture: Living and Working in the World's Largest Atomic Complex
Loeb, Paul
Book
An account of the growth of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State, the birth of the atomic bomb, and the culture which it spawned. Here we meet a high school football team - 'The Bombers...
Nuclear Deceit: The Times and Iran
Article
2010
Is the Times engaged in reporting or propaganda in its coverage of Iran's nuclear program?
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.
Nukes Now: Obama Worse Than Reagan
Breyman, Steve
Article
2014
President Obama released his fiscal 2015 budget March 4. Ready for this? It asks for considerably more money (in constant dollars) for nuclear weapons maintenance, design and production than Reagan sp...
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Zinn, Howard
Book
1990
Essays looking at American political ideology.
Pauling, Linus: Connexipedia Article
Article
American chemist, peace activist, author, and educator. (1901-1994).
Press for Conversion #39: December 1999
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1999
This issue provides an overview of the global threat of nuclear weapons as well as providing dozens of articles highlighting various organisations, campaigns and resources focused on abolishing them.
Problems of Knowledge and Freedom: The Russell Lectures
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1971
These lectures explore Bertrand Russell's work on empiricism, morality, linguistics and politics. ...
Resisting the Bomb: A History of World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1954-1970
Wittner, Lawrence S.
Book
1997
Describes the gradual development of the worldwide movement for nuclear disarmament and research records from peace groups and government agencies.
Russell-Einstein Manifesto
Russell, Bertrand; Einstein, Albert
Article
1955
We have to learn to think in a new way. We have to learn to ask ourselves, not what steps can be taken to give military victory to whatever group we prefer, for there no longer are such steps; the que...
The Samson Option
Hersh, Seymour M.
Book
1991
Hersh, the investigative journalist who exposed the Mai Lai massacre, documents how Israel acquired nuclear weapons with U.S. connivance.
Selective Vision: Iran, Israel and Nuclear Arms
Article
2009
For many years, the corporate media has been amplifying supposed "fear" in the West about Iran becoming a nuclear-armed nation alongside the US, the UK, France, Russia - and Israel.
The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger
Schell, Jonathan
Book
2008
The Seventh Decade reveals many things. Amongst them is the history of global nuclear politics and the Bush government's policies that endanger the security of Americans and the world. Schell ass...
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Gitlin, Todd
Book
1987
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
The Socialist Register 1983: Volume 20: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Socialist Register 1984: Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
Targeting Iran
Barsamian, David
Book
2007
A critical analysis of the Bush administration's policies towards Iran.
This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste - and it's leaking
Coleen, Jose; Wall, Kim; Hinzel, Jan H.
Article
2015
The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is a hulking legacy of years of US nuclear testing. Now locals and scientists are warning that rising sea levels caused by climate change could cause 111,000 cub...
The U.S. Army Lost Track of 27 Ballistic Missiles: Military didn't know old Lance rockets were in storage igloos in Alabama
Axe, David
Article
2015
For 30 years starting in 1962, the U.S. Army deployed Lance ballistic missiles in Europe. Twenty feet long and weighing a ton and a half, an atomic-tipped Lance could zoom 75 miles at Mach 3 and explo...
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time: Sources News Release
Article
2015
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Maj...
Vanunu, Mordechai: Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner
Article
Israeli nuclear technician who publicly revealed the extent of Israel's illegal nuclear weapons program and was subsequently kidnapped and jailed by Israel. (Born 1963).
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."
Washington Plays Russian Roulette: Seeing Red
Escobar, Pepe
Article
2014
The propaganda attack against Putin equating him with Hitler is so extreme that you have to think that the Russians cannot believe their ears and cannot trust the United States anymore under any circu...
What Was Missing From Coverage of Netanyahu's Speech
Naureckas, Jim
Article
2015
Reading the lead stories on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress about Iran in five prominent US papers – the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, Wall Street Journal a...
Why Not Sanctions for Israel?: Gross Violations of Human Rights
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2009
The US led the imposition of sanctions against South Africa because of South Africa's apartheid practices. The sanctions forced the white government to hand over political power to the black populatio...
Wikileaks Exposes Complicity of the Press: Documents Show NYT and Washington Post Shilling for US Government on Iran Missile "Threat"
Porter, Gareth
Article
2010
A key Wikileaks document which should have resulted in stories calling into question the thrust of the Obama administration's ballistic missile defense policy in Europe based on an alleged Iranian mis...
Will the Iran Deal Hold?
Finkel, David
Article
2014
Finkel explores the underlying reasons behind Israel and Saudi Arabia's disapproval over the United States' nuclear weapon deal with Iran.
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.
A World War has Begun: Break the Silence
Pilger, John
Article
2016
How many people are aware that a world war has begun? At present, it is a war of propaganda, of lies and distraction, but this can change instantaneously with the first mistaken order, the first missi...
The World Without Us
Weisman, Alan
Book
2007
A thought experiment to see what would happen to the planet if human beings simply disappeared.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Campaign for Nuclear Phaseout
CNP is a non-profit initiative directed by a steering committee of activists across Canada. CNP encourages the phaseout of nuclear power in favour of safer, cleaner and more economic energy alternativ...
Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
CCNR is a not-for-profit organization, federally incorporporated in 1978. It is dedicated to education and research on all issues related to nuclear energy, whether civilian or military, including non...
Canadian Institute of International Affairs
The CIIA provides a national, non-partisan forum for the analysis, discussion and debate of international issues focussing on the implications for Canadian interests. Activities include the National F...
Canadian Peace Alliance
The Canadian Peace Alliance is the largest umbrella peace organization in Canada. Founded in 1985, the Canadian Peace Alliance has 150 groups and promotes concerted action towards disarmament, demil...
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...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to ...
Common Ground Magazine
Independent magazine about health, the environment, personal growth and creativity.
Physicians for Global Survival (Canada)
An association of 2500 Canadian physicians and public supporters who believe the greatest threat to human and environmental health is war, and the threat posed by the existence of nuclear weapons. Aff...
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...
World Federalists of Canada
We view the world as one society embracing all of humanity in its diversity. We affirm that the ideals and principles of community life which are basic to civilized existence can and must be applied t...

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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...
Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
COAT is a national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that began in late 1988 to organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT has continued to expose and oppose Canada's rol...
International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court is at t...
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the goals of the North Atlantic Treaty signed on 4 April 1949. In accordance with the Treaty, the f...
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...

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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...
Nuclear physics
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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...
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...

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