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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

| Written by: Raiza Marciscano-Bettis On August 6, 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped the first atomic bomb used in war over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later, the U.S. dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Estimates are that these two atomic bombs killed between...

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Marking an Anniversary

| Written by: Mary Perner 77 years ago, this week (1945), the United States detonated two atomic bombs over Japan, executing unthinkable devastation on the people of Hiroshima (August 6) and Nagasaki (August 9). Each bomb held the rough equivalent of 20 kilotons of TNT. It's estimated...

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U.S. should embracenuclear weapons treaty

| Written by: Raiza Marciscano-Bettis I’m increasingly concerned about the possibility of nuclear war. That risk is heightened by Russian nuclear saber-rattling and its war on Ukraine. But, in actuality, the possibility that a nuclear weapon could be launched deliberately — or by...

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Invisible No More

| Written by: Mary Perner   On June 7, I joined a group of friends at the gates of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to raise our banners and our voices against the mounting threat of nuclear weapons. But that is only half the story. Equally, I was at the Lab to extol a...

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Nuclear War

| Written by: Raiza Marciscano-Bettis I am increasingly concerned about the possibility of nuclear war. That risk is heightened by Russian nuclear saber rattling and its war on Ukraine. But, in actuality, the possibility that a nuclear weapon could be launched deliberately — or by...

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Let’s eliminate nuclear weapons

| Written by: Judy Reynolds For those who share my concern about the dangers to humanity that nuclear weapons pose that was highlighted by Russian President Vladimir Putin when he used the threat of nuclear war in his attack on Ukraine, there is a statement being circulated by the...

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Site 300 education

| Written by: Raiza Bettis Editor, On Saturday, April 23, Tri-Valley CAREs had the honor to celebrate with Tracy residents Earth Day. This event was designed to empower, inspire and inform individuals on becoming active, responsible guardians and caretakers of our planet. We shared...

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Calling for Change

| Written by: Raiza Marciscano-Bettis   As the sun rose on Friday April 15, 2022, I commemorated Good Friday with Tri-Valley CAREs and the Ecumenical Peace Institute. As they have for decades, local peace advocates and interfaith organizations gathered to confront nuclear weapons at...

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Nuke treaty anniversary observed with calls for U.S. ratification

| Written by: Marilyn Bechtel strong>Source: People's World By Marilyn Bechtel LIVERMORE, Calif. – As workers entered the west gate of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on the morning of Jan. 21, they were greeted by protesters displaying 8-foot banners declaring, “World to...

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U.S. must ratify treaty banning nuclear weapons

| Written by: Raiza Marciscano-Bettis   Last week Tri-Valley CAREs went to Livermore Lab, where warheads are developed, to celebrate the first anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. We rang bells and thanked each of the 59 countries that ratified the treaty...

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Honoring Two Anniversaries

| Written by: Mary Perner On January 17th, I will commemorate the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On January 22nd, I will celebrate the first anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. These two events are more...

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Honor nuclear weapons treaty

| Written by: Raiza Marciscano-Bettis Editor, Jan. 22 is a historic day. It’s the day that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force and became part of international law. The Treaty bans the development, testing, manufacture, acquisition, stockpiling, transfer,...

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Jan. 22 is a Historic Day

| Written by: Raiza Marciscano-Bettis Jan. 22 is a historic day - it’s the day that the Treaty on the Prohibition of nuclear weapons entered into force and became part of international law. The treaty bans the development, testing, manufacture, acquisition, stockpiling, transfer,...

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Congress must slash bloated military budget

| Written by: Loulena Miles By Loulena Miles The U.S. nuclear weapons and military budgets increased dramatically under Donald Trump and sickeningly, will increase again under Joe Biden. But this year’s check has not yet been signed by Congress. Now is a great time to get on the horn to...

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Lawsuit filed over plutonium pit plans

Source: Albuquerque Journal By T.S. LAST A coalition of public interest groups that includes Nuclear Watch New Mexico on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against federal agencies over plans to expand the production of plutonium pits – the core of nuclear weapons used to trigger explosions – at...

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New Mexico activists sue federal agencies over pit production plans

Source: Santa Fe New Mexican By Scott Wyland Opponents of federal plans to produce a new generation of nuclear bomb cores are suing the U.S. Department of Energy for refusing to conduct a full nationwide review, arguing the study is required because the operation will involve multiple...

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The Investing in Cures Before Missiles Act

Source: The Independent News “With all of the global challenges we face, the last thing we should be doing is giving billions to defense contractors to build missiles we don’t need to keep as a strong nuclear deterrence” - this according to California Congressman Ro Khanna, who recently...

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Time to rethink nuclear chain of command

Source: Pleasanton Weekly On Jan. 8, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to the Pentagon about “preventing an unstable president” from ordering a nuclear strike. Her concern centered on the un-hindered ability of any U.S. President to launch nuclear weapons. No one else legally, or...

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Jennifer Granholm’s nuke priorities remain hazy

Source: Aiken Standard By Colin Demarest In written testimony provided to a Senate panel Wednesday, the new president’s pick to lead the Department of Energy said she would prioritize, among other things, American safety and security. Doing so, Jennifer Granholm explained in a single...

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Nuclear Weapons – Sole Launch Authority

Source: The Independent News On Friday, Jan. 8, Nancy Pelosi wrote to fellow Democrats, “This morning, I spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing...

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Treaty to ban all nuclear weapons is now international law

Source: People's World By Marilyn Bechtel A major milestone on the long road to ridding the world entirely of nuclear weapons was reached on Jan. 22, as the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons officially became part of international law. That road began Jan. 24,...

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Sensible nuclear policy needed

Source: Tracy Press Editor, It is very difficult for me to write something negative about a President of the United States, but President Donald Trump’s behavior has completely derailed in the last week. He shows no sign of acknowledgement of what he did was an attack to our nation. His...

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