Nuclear Policy

 
  • STOP FALSE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS – DO NOT SUPPORT NUCLEAR POWER AT COP24. SIGN THE PETITION!

    STOP FALSE CLIMATE SOLUTIONS – DO NOT SUPPORT NUCLEAR POWER AT COP24. SIGN THE PETITION! The nuclear industry is aggressively lobbying global climate negotiators to promote nuclear power as a […]

     
  • Take Action: Restrict First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017

    It’s time to call your representatives and insist they co-sponsor bills H.R. 669 and S. 200, the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017, introduced by Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Massachusetts). Their press release follows.

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    CONGRESSMAN LIEU, SENATOR MARKEY INTRODUCE THE RESTRICTING FIRST USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS ACT OF 2017
    January 24, 2017
    Press Release

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Washington – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Massachusetts) introduced H.R. 669 and S. 200, the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017. This legislation would prohibit the President from launching a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war by Congress. The crucial issue of nuclear “first use” is more urgent than ever now that President Donald Trump has the power to launch a nuclear war at a moment’s notice.

    Upon introduction of this legislation, Mr. Lieu issued the following statement:

    “It is a frightening reality that the U.S. now has a Commander-in-Chief who has demonstrated ignorance of the nuclear triad, stated his desire to be ‘unpredictable’ with nuclear weapons, and as President-elect was making sweeping statements about U.S. nuclear policy over Twitter. Congress must act to preserve global stability by restricting the circumstances under which the U.S. would be the first nation to use a nuclear weapon. Our Founders created a system of checks and balances, and it is essential for that standard to be applied to the potentially civilization-ending threat of nuclear war. I am proud to introduce the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017 with Sen. Markey to realign our nation’s nuclear weapons launch policy with the Constitution and work towards a safer world.”

    Upon introduction of this legislation, Senator Markey issued the following statement:

    “Nuclear war poses the gravest risk to human survival. Yet, President Trump has suggested that he would consider launching nuclear attacks against terrorists. Unfortunately, by maintaining the option of using nuclear weapons first in a conflict, U.S. policy provides him with that power. In a crisis with another nuclear-armed country, this policy drastically increases the risk of unintended nuclear escalation. Neither President Trump, nor any other president, should be allowed to use nuclear weapons except in response to a nuclear attack. By restricting the first use of nuclear weapons, this legislation enshrines that simple principle into law. I thank Rep. Lieu for his partnership on this common-sense bill during this critical time in our nation’s history.”

    Support for the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017:

    William J. Perry, Former Secretary of Defense – “During my period as Secretary of Defense, I never confronted a situation, or could even imagine a situation, in which I would recommend that the President make a first strike with nuclear weapons—understanding that such an action, whatever the provocation, would likely bring about the end of civilization. I believe that the legislation proposed by Congressman Lieu and Senator Markey recognizes that terrible reality. Certainly a decision that momentous for all of civilization should have the kind of checks and balances on Executive powers called for by our Constitution.”

     
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  • Trump’s N. Korea WARGASM! Will It Come? A Different Perspective w/Space4Peace’s Bruce Gagon & Bo Jacobs in Hiroshima – Nuclear Hotseat #321

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    This Week Nuclear Hotseat’s Featured Interviews – North Korea Close-up:

    Bruce Gagnon is the secretary/coordinator of Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. He provides the history of US/N. Korea relations, a context for understanding what the countries are threatening, Donald Trump’s misplaced bellicosity, and the likelihood that Kim Jong Un will drop a nuke on Guam (SPOILER ALERT: Not very likely.)

     
  • Stop the Nuclear Bailout Rally

    Action Alert: Rally and Delivery of massive utility bill to Governor Cuomo

    Stop the Nuclear Bailout Rally

    We know Governor Cuomo’s plan to tax New Yorkers’ utility bills to bail out old, unsafe, unprofitable nuclear plants is a big mistake. If the governor gets his way, he’ll take $7.6 billion from hard working New Yorkers and hand it over to subsidize dangerous, inefficient nuclear plants owned by a wealthy Chicago-based corporation. We can’t let that happen.

    Join us at Thursday, October 27th at noon outside Governor Cuomo’s Midtown office at 633 3rd Avenue to send a strong message against the bailout. Together, we can stop the Cuomo Tax, block the nuclear bailout, and start moving to a truly green renewable energy future. But it’s going to take all of us! Join us Thursday October 27th at noon!

     
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  • Say NO to the insane idea of burying nuclear waste on the shores of our Great Lake Huron!

     
  • Regulatory panel in Japan affirms decision that will force decommissioning of Tsuruga reactor

     
  • NRC approves radwaste rule; ends reactor licensing moratorium. Magwood phones it in.

     
  • 25th January 2014: National day of protest against India-Japan nuclear agreement