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Godzilla and the Birth of Modern Environmentalism

David Ropeik | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Are these technological solutions to some of the damage humans have done to ourselves and the natural world, or are they just versions of Castle Bravo and the Oxygen Destroyer, escalations of a self-destructive technological death spiral?

Hiroshima Visit Brings Feelings of Guilt to American Born in Japan

James M. Clash | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

I felt slightly nauseated and, being the only American there, tremendously self-conscious. But the Japanese smiled, were incredibly polite as is their nature. I could detect no outward hostility. I smiled back, sheepishly, but I sure felt guilty inside.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Joe Cirincione | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Joe Cirincione

Godzilla is coming to a screen near you on May 16, Hollywood's latest action-packed thrill ride. But will it keep faith with the original Godzilla -- one of the world's first anti-nuclear movies?

From Bloody Nose Ridge to the Valley of Death - Part 1: In the Trenches on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Wherever you go in the Pacific, you can follow the swirl of humankind's passion for war, from rusting tanks and guns to monuments and markers in tranquil valleys, to the peaceful green lawns of manicured cemeteries

Homeland II

Francis Levy | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Francis Levy

"Jean Bethke Elshtain, a Guiding Light For Policy Makers After 9/11, Dies at 72," was the headline of a recent obit (NYT, 8/15/13). Elshtain was Laura...

Should the U.S. Attack Syria?

Steve McSwain | Posted 11.07.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Does violence ever end violence? Do we ever learn anything from it, except how to be more violent? The wisdom teachers throughout history have reminded us time and time again...

The Girl Who Transformed the Paper Crane Into the Symbol for Peace and Hope

Michael Rose | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Michael Rose

She knew the prognosis wasn't good and she didn't want to die. Her father told her a Japanese legend that said if you folded one thousand paper cranes you would be granted a wish. She began furiously folding cranes.

Japan Marks 68th Anniversary Of Nagasaki

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 08.09.2013 | World

TOKYO -- Nagasaki's mayor criticized Japan's government on Friday for failing to back an international nuclear disarmament effort as the country marke...

After Hiroshima, Truman Failed to Pause--and Nagasaki 'War Crime' Followed

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

By August 7, 1945, President Truman, while still at sea returning from Potsdam, had been fully briefed on the first atomic attack against a large city in Japan the day before. In announcing it, he had labeled Hiroshima simply a "military base," but he knew better.

A Statement of Peace, or an Epitaph

Robert Scheer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

August 6 marks 68 years since the United States committed what is arguably the single gravest act of terrorism that the world has ever known.

Movie Review: The Wolverine

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Set after the events of X-Men: The Last Stand (and long after the story in the sorry X-Men Origins: Wolverine), The Wolverine finds Logan living in the woods somewhere in the American northwest.

PHOTOS: Unique Photos Of A-Bomb Survivors

Posted 03.11.2013 | World

North Korea accused the U.S. on Thursday of trying to start a nuclear war and threatened to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against America. Altho...

Can Photos From Gaza Help Blaze the Path to Peace?

Linda Milazzo | Posted 01.28.2013 | Media
Linda Milazzo

One can't emphasize enough the unique ability media has to influence public opinion.

Drop the "Bomb Park"

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

A bipartisan coalition in Congress, at my urging, recently defeated legislation that would authorize up to $21,000,000 of taxpayers' money to build a series of parks in honor of the Manhattan Project, the project that resulted in the development of the atomic bomb.

Nagasaki Marks A-Bomb Anniversary

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Japanese officials pledged to seek a society less reliant on nuclear energy as the country marked the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombing ...

Nuclear Righteousness

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Sixty-seven years ago, the United States ended World War II -- and launched a new era of human existence -- by dropping atomic bombs, Little Boy and Fat Man, on the cities, killing some 220,000 people.

Japan's Reassuring Nuclear History

Gregory Kulacki | Posted 10.06.2012 | World
Gregory Kulacki

Increased Japanese transparency about its nuclear history and the public discussion it has triggered should not be a cause for alarm. They are welcome developments that are likely to solidify Japan's long-standing and well-considered opposition to developing nuclear weapons.

Japanese Man Has Spent 20 Years On Remote Island Alone, Naked

Posted 08.28.2012 | Weird News

Some might say he's gone nuts. A 76-year-old man has decided to spend the latter part of his life in almost complete seclusion on the desert island...

Press Censorship: Famous War Reporter's Historic Scoop Spiked -- for 60 Years

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.31.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

One of the great mysteries of the nuclear age was solved just six years ago: What was in the censored, and then lost to the ages, newspaper articles filed by the first reporter to reach Nagasaki following the atomic attack on that city on August 9, 1945.

Twice Cursed: The Man who Survived the A-Bomb in Hiroshima -- and in Nagasaki

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.14.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

"I felt so dishonored that I had to experience the atomic bomb twice. It's nothing to be boastful about. I could not talk to anyone about it because almost no one else met the bomb twice. So there was no one who could sympathize with me."

5 Photos That Must Never Be Repeated: He Took the Only Pictures in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.12.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

On August 6, 1945, Yoshito Matsushige wandered around Hiroshima for ten hours, carrying one of the few cameras that survived the atomic bombing and two rolls of film with twenty-four possible exposures.

66 Years Ago: The Crime of Nagasaki -- The 'Forgotten' A-Bomb City

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.09.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

No one in America ever wrote a bestselling book called Nagasaki, or made a film titled Nagasaki, Mon Amour. "We are an asterisk," Shinji Takahashi, a sociologist in Nagasaki, once told me, with a bitter smile.

From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Lessons for Today's Nuclear Crisis

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

The worst nuclear disaster to strike Japan since a single bomb fell over Nagasaki in 1945 occurred in the spring of 2011 at the Fukushima nuclear power plant following the epic tsunami.

Hiroshima's Lessons: The Air Force, Just War And Nuclear Weapons

Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson | Posted 10.06.2011 | Religion
Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

The Air Force presentation cited in the report claims that the Christian "Just War" tradition morally authorizes the use of nuclear weapons. This is categorically untrue.

66 Years Ago: When Truman Opened the Nuclear Era With a Hiroshima Lie

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.06.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

On Aug. 6, 1945, President Truman faced the task of telling the world that America's crusade against fascism had culminated in exploding a revolutionary new weapon of extraordinary destructive power. From its very first words, the official narrative was built on a lie.