Monthly Archives: April 2016

Chernobyl, and Cesium, at 30


“April 26 is the 30th anniversary of the reactor meltdown and radiation disaster at Chernobyl in Ukraine, which brings to mind cesium. Thirty years is how long it takes for half a given amount of cesium-137”

John LaForge
Published in: Counterpunch, Sierra County Prospect, Transcend Media Service, The Reader Weekly, The News International, The Orange Leader, Gilmer Free Press
Date: April 20,21,22,23,25,27,2016
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The Church’s Turn Toward Nonviolence


“For its first three centuries, Christianity required the practice of active nonviolence as taught by Jesus. The early Christians refused to serve the Roman Empire or kill in its wars, and so they were routinely arrested and killed…”

Rev. John Dear
Published in: Huffington Post, Counterpunch, Pace e Bene, Transcend Media Service, Pax Christi USA, The PeaceWorker, Gilmer Free Press
Date: April 20,21,25,26 July 8,2016
1394 Words

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President Obama Should Go to Hiroshima, But Not Empty-Handed


“Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to Hiroshima’s ground zero, where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb nearly 71 years ago, was laudable. Kerry is the highest ranking U.S. official to visit Hiroshima’s Peace Park…”

Kevin Martin
Published in: Grassroots Press, Times of Earth, Counterpunch, Gilmer Free Press
Date: April 20,21,25,2016
685 Words

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Did the Vatican Just Throw Out Its Just War Doctrine?

“Last week, the Vatican hosted a conference on the theme of “Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence,” organized by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace along with the global Catholic peace network Pax Christi International…”

Erica Chenoweth
Published in: Political Violence at a Glace, Counterpunch, War is a Crime, World Beyond War, Pax Christi USA, La Progressive, Eureka Spring News, The Free Weekly, Gilmer Free Press, Transcend Media Service
Date: April 19,20,21,2016
574 Words

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From Flint’s children to nuclear weapons, funding our nations priorities


“This week our nation funds our national priorities on tax day. In this era of growing discussion about participatory democracy and citizens engaging in the decisions…”

Robert Dodge, M.D.
Published in: Counterpunch, Ventura County Star, Common Dreams, Eureka Spring News, The Free Weekly, Gilmer Free Press, Sierra County Prospect
Date: April 16,18,28,19,21,23,2016
738 Words

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