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Jonathan Schell

Our Renewable Future

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

Are we greens resigned to repeating a sad litany of the Arctic melting, wildfires raging, weather getting weird, of tipping points, new expressions of...

The Good News of Poetry That Can Win the Day

Barbara Mossberg | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Barbara Mossberg

Poetry can keep our spirits resilient and able to sustain us -- literally, for a happy life -- even to live at all.

The Widening Lens: Jonathan Schell and the Fate of the Earth

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.30.2014 | Books
Tom Engelhardt

Given the role Vietnam played in his life, in mine, and in this country's, I thought it might be appropriate to look not to his last words, but -- in a sense -- to his first words.

A Strong Voice Democracy Is Lost

Jim Sleeper | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

All you award-seekers, take note. A much better society's future is dimmed a bit by our loss of what would have been Jonathan Schell's continuing insight, magnanimity, and love.

The NSA Deserves a Permanent Shutdown

Norman Solomon | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

To the people in control of the Executive Branch, violating our civil liberties is an essential government service. So -- to ensure total fulfillment of Big Brother's vast responsibilities -- the National Security Agency is insulated from any fiscal disruption.

A New Planet: The Duty Is Ours

Rebecca Solnit | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Rebecca Solnit

All through my activist life, I've seen police looking for leaders to negotiate with or suppress. A body with a head can be decapitated, but headless organisms charge on as long as some of us remain.

How Empires Fall (Including the American One)

Andy Kroll | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Andy Kroll

You might say that Schell, a former New Yorker staff writer renowned for his work on nuclear weapons and disarmament, prophesied Occupy and the Arab Spring -- without even knowing it.

Beyond Fukushima: A World in Denial About Nuclear Safety

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Danny Schechter

What will it take for our world to recognize the dangers that nuclear scientists and even Albert Einstein were warning about at the "dawn" of the nuclear age?

Michael Douglas and Yoko Ono Support Mayor Akiba and Nuclear Disarmament at John Catsimatidis' Fifth Avenue Home

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Mayors for Peace, headed by the Mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba, got a boost this week during the five-yearly review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferat...

Guiding Principles for Interesting Times: Transparency (Communication Plus Trust) Plus Inclusivity Plus Urgency Plus ?

Kim Cranston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kim Cranston

What principles might guide us in these increasingly interesting times in which we live, when the fate of our civilizations, if not our very species, may hang in the balance?

North Korea Nuclear Test Raises the Stakes on Nuclear Abolition

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

As the world comes to terms with the dangerous possibilities of a nuclear-armed North Korea and Iran, perhaps the obligations of the current nuclear power to work towards abolition will get the attention required for action.