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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