Peace and Climate

Fukushima: A Lasting Tragedy

Tens of years on, the United States, the largest owner of nuclear power plants, still promotes nuclear power as “safe and clean energy.” by H. Patricia Hynes  Then In 2011 the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami devastated northeast Japan, taking the lives of […]

No New Cold War

Hope

by Pat Hynes We live in a time of diminishing hope with worsening climate crisis and insufficient will among those most responsible–major industrial countries–to radically reduce their emissions now, not a decade or three decades from now. We cohabitate with more than 13,000 nuclear weapons […]

Aerial View of the Pentagon in Virginia
Peace Economy

Prelude to Tax Day

by Pat Hynes Previously published in Common Dreams On Tax Day, there’s more than one elephant in the room, and they’re all in mansions. Elephants occupy the bulging mansions of 657 American billionaires, 43 of them new this past pandemic year. Their combined wealth soared […]

Sign the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty
Middle East Wars

Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: A New Chance

by H. Patricia Hynes Previously published in Portside A nuclear darkness has engulfed the world for seven decades, with only intermittent breakthroughs of light when treaties among nuclear nations were negotiated.  Some treaties have been violated for decades; others, walked away from by Trump.  Any […]