Category Archives: Nuclear Weapons

#PeaceDay 2015 – Ten Thoughts on Peace

by Joe Scarry Rainbow peace sign flag (Image: @fieldsforever58) Yesterday was the UN International Day of Peace. The day nudged me to think about what — if anything — I feel I really know about peace and the movement for … Continue reading

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HIROSHIMA: What does it mean to say, “We are ALL ‘hibakusha’?”

  by Joe Scarry Participants in the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima I have just returned from the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima. The big lesson from this gathering is: “We are ALL hibakusha!” What does this mean? … Continue reading

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Marshall Islands: Can social media trump empire and entertainment?

by Joe Scarry The Marshall Islands are a perfect example of the “global hibakusha” phenomenon that I learned about at the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima. “During the early years of the Cold War from 1946 to 1958, the … Continue reading

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Flashback: Reviews of “Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom”

by Elaine Scarry Below are links to reviews, interviews, excerpts, event info, and related material for Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom by Elaine Scarry, my sister. “That we have escaped disaster so far is a near miracle. Scarry’s … Continue reading

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Time for a History Lesson? (Invoking Guernica)

by Joe Scarry The review in The New York Times compared the installation “Labyrinth: I Dreamt I Was Taller Than Jonathan Borofsky,” in the new show by Jim Shaw, to Picasso’s Guernica. (See “Jim Shaw at the New Museum: A … Continue reading

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CLUELESS IN LAS VEGAS: Hillary’s Nuclear Doctrine

by Joe Scarry   Democratic debate: October 13, 2015 Anderson Cooper (moderator), Hillary Clinton The text alert came in Tuesday night: “Hillary Clinton says the number one threat to the US is nuclear weapons.” AT LAST! I thought. The presidential … Continue reading

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Nov 21-23, 2015 in Hiroshima: World Nuclear Victims Forum — I’ll Be There

by Joe Scarry I’m excited to be preparing to attend the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima in November. I’ll be using this space to share thoughts as the event approaches. As a start, I’m appending a list of my … Continue reading

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