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3008, 2021

Local SB Poets and Musicians Shine a Light on Peace and Politics

By |August 30, 2021|Categories: Events|Comments Off on Local SB Poets and Musicians Shine a Light on Peace and Politics

Dave Starkey reading original poem A Good Year for Peace by David Starkey You will think I am being ironic, toying with your sense of balance, like a prankster pulling too hard on one rope of a swing, but, no, listen. Is not the jackass in face paint and Viking horns lodged like a wad of gum in a Virginia jail? His cronies—not enough, but some— they, too, stew in [...]

2608, 2021

Local SB Poets and Musicians Shine a Light on Peace and Politics

By |August 26, 2021|Categories: Events|Comments Off on Local SB Poets and Musicians Shine a Light on Peace and Politics

Dave Starkey reading original poem A Good Year for Peace by David Starkey You will think I am being ironic, toying with your sense of balance, like a prankster pulling too hard on one rope of a swing, but, no, listen. Is not the jackass in face paint and Viking horns lodged like a wad of gum in a Virginia jail? His cronies—not enough, but some— they, too, stew in [...]

1705, 2021

NAPF IS HIRING A NEW PRESIDENT

By |May 17, 2021|Categories: Announcements|Comments Off on NAPF IS HIRING A NEW PRESIDENT

THE ORGANIZATION The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Our mission is to educate, advocate, propose, and pursue denuclearizing actions with the intention of achieving a just and peaceful world, free of nuclear weapons. Our work includes informed commentary and public stands on current policies that heighten or reduce risks of the use of nuclear weapons by [...]

1702, 2021

Bernard Lown, a founder of IPPNW and long-time member of the NAPF Advisory Council, died at age 99. Rest in peace, Dr.

By |February 17, 2021|Categories: Press Releases|Comments Off on Bernard Lown, a founder of IPPNW and long-time member of the NAPF Advisory Council, died at age 99. Rest in peace, Dr.

“The deadly nuclear shadow will not vanish without public education, arousal and involvement. Politicians do not respond to the insistent beckoning of history. They rise to the challenge only when a powerful, public opinion perseveringly clamors for change.” He was a giant in cardiology, and in health and humanitarian advocacy for the abolition of nuclear weapons and nuclear war. https://apnews.com/article/boston-nobel-prizes-lithuania-massachusetts-2ce00f16b928b60fe3ec4b3858e7fc23

2901, 2021

Nukes Are Illegal, Now What?

By |January 29, 2021|Categories: Nuclear Abolition, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nukes Are Illegal, Now What?

By Robert C. Koehler Let’s not forget: We are standing at the edge of global change. I believe what’s visible in this fleeting moment is our own evolution. http://commonwonders.com/nukes-are-illegal-now-what/

1801, 2021

GROUND BREAKING TREATY MAKES NUCLEAR WEAPONS ILLEGAL UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW

By |January 18, 2021|Categories: Announcements|Comments Off on GROUND BREAKING TREATY MAKES NUCLEAR WEAPONS ILLEGAL UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will soon into force. January 22, 2021 – In what many are calling a new chapter for nuclear disarmament, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will enter into force, effective January 22, 2021. This landmark treaty prohibits nations from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, transferring, possessing, stockpiling, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, or allowing nuclear weapons to be stationed on their [...]

1401, 2021

Don’t miss Studio 22.21: Entry into Force Day, ICAN’s online event

By |January 14, 2021|Categories: Nuclear Abolition|Comments Off on Don’t miss Studio 22.21: Entry into Force Day, ICAN’s online event

Don't miss International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)'s online event on January 22, the day the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force.  https://www.icanw.org/studio2221

2810, 2020

U.S. to Launch Minuteman III Missile Test Just Five Days After 50th Country Ratified Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

By |October 28, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on U.S. to Launch Minuteman III Missile Test Just Five Days After 50th Country Ratified Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

For Immediate Release Contact: Sandy Jones  (805) 965-3443; sjones@napf.org U.S. TO LAUNCH MINUTEMAN III MISSILE TEST JUST FIVE DAYS AFTER 50TH COUNTRY RATIFIED TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS SANTA BARBARA, CA– Early tomorrow morning, between 12:01 a.m. and 6:01 a.m., the United States will launch an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force Base. While the Air Force maintains that missile tests are planned many months in advance, [...]

2410, 2020

Celebrating the 50th Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

By |October 24, 2020|Categories: Nuclear Abolition|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Celebrating the 50th Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Setsuko Thurlow at the 2015 NAPF Evening for Peace. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has entered into force! This truly marks the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons! When I learned that we reached our 50th ratification, I was not able to stand. I remained in my chair and put my head in my hands and I cried tears of joy. I have committed my life to the abolition of nuclear weapons. I have [...]

2410, 2020

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Will Enter Into Force Soon

By |October 24, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Will Enter Into Force Soon

For Immediate Release                                                       Contact: Sandy Jones: (805) 965-3443; sjones@napf.org TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS WILL ENTER INTO FORCE SOON Historic step makes the world a safer and more secure place in which to live. New York– On October 24, 2020, Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). With this 50th ratification, the treaty will enter into force on January 22, 2021, [...]

1010, 2020

The Hanford Plaintiffs

By |October 10, 2020|Categories: Nuclear Threat|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Hanford Plaintiffs

Trisha T. Pritikin’s powerful book, The Hanford Plaintiffs, tells a quintessential American story. A rural community in Washington state is among the first to experience the terrifying consequences of the nuclear age. Beginning in the 1940s, locals began to take notice of strange and unexplainable happenings. Without warning, people began to suffer more frequent nose bleeds, and headaches, muscular weakness and sore throats, thyroid conditions, leukemia, and numerous other sicknesses. New moms [...]

110, 2020

2020 Winning Poems

By |October 1, 2020|Categories: Peace Poems, Press Releases|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 2020 Winning Poems

These are the winning poems of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 2020 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards. For more information on the peace poetry contest, and to read the winning poems from previous years, click here. Adult Category, First Place Ana Reisens The Gathering In the movie we sleep fearlessly on open planes because we cannot imagine any danger more tragic than those that have already passed. For weeks we have [...]

2809, 2020

This Fall in Nuclear Threat History

By |September 28, 2020|Categories: Nuclear Threat|Comments Off on This Fall in Nuclear Threat History

October 5, 1991 – In response to President George H. W. Bush’s September 27th proposal to remove all land-based tactical nuclear weapons from U.S. overseas bases and all of its sea-based tactical nuclear weapons from U.S. ships, submarines, and aircraft, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, escalated nuclear disarmament despite the opposition of some prominent military officers in calling for:  a stand down of all strategic [...]

2109, 2020

Open Letter in Support of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

By |September 21, 2020|Categories: Nuclear Abolition|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Open Letter in Support of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

This open letter was coordinated by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, of which NAPF is a Partner Organization. Numerous articles were written about the open letter, including in The New York Times. The coronavirus pandemic has starkly demonstrated the urgent need for greater international cooperation to address all major threats to the health and welfare of humankind. Paramount among them is the threat of nuclear war. The risk of a [...]

809, 2020

David Krieger to Receive the 2020 Santa Barbara United Nations Association Peace Prize

By |September 8, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |Comments Off on David Krieger to Receive the 2020 Santa Barbara United Nations Association Peace Prize

SANTA BARBARA, CA–David Krieger, President Emeritus of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), has been selected to receive the 2020 Santa Barbara United Nations Association Peace Prize in the category “Creating Peace in the World.” The online awards ceremony will take place Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 pm. The Santa Barbara United Nations Association Peace Prize began in 2017 to recognize the incredible work being done in the world by local individuals. [...]

209, 2020

U.S. Launches Minuteman III Missile Test Just Four Weeks After the Last Test

By |September 2, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on U.S. Launches Minuteman III Missile Test Just Four Weeks After the Last Test

For Immediate Release Contact: Sandy Jones  (805) 965-3443; sjones@napf.org Rick Wayman  (805) 696-5159; rwayman@napf.org SANTA BARBARA, CA– Early this morning, for the second time in less than a month, a Minuteman III missile was tested during a launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Less than a month ago on August 4th, just two days prior to the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the U.S. Air Force launched a [...]

2608, 2020

Civil Society Statement for the International Day Against Nuclear Tests

By |August 26, 2020|Categories: Nuclear Abolition, Nuclear Threat|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Civil Society Statement for the International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Selina N. Leem delivered this statement on behalf of NAPF at the UN General Assembly's event to commemorate the International Day Against Nuclear Tests on August 26, 2020. President of the UN General Assembly, Delegates, and Distinguished Guests, As a child, seeing two of my baby cousins, nuclear babies born with defects and only a few days to live, taking their last breath left me a sea of anger. The injustice. As [...]

608, 2020

Unlike the Pandemic, Nuclear War Can Be Stopped Before it Begins

By |August 6, 2020|Categories: Nuclear Abolition|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Unlike the Pandemic, Nuclear War Can Be Stopped Before it Begins

This article was originally published by Waging Nonviolence, and is reproduced here under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license Nuclear weapons have been posing a threat to humanity for 75 years — ever since the U.S. bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. These days, our focus is understandably on the COVID-19 virus and the threat it poses to human life. But as we commemorate the anniversary of these bombings, it is [...]

408, 2020

Ocho Haiku de la Bomba Atomica

By |August 4, 2020|Categories: Articles in Spanish, Peace Poems|Tags: , |Comments Off on Ocho Haiku de la Bomba Atomica

Poema de David Krieger. Traducción de Ruben Arvizu. Click here for the English version. El desierto brillaba más brillante que mil soles y todo cambió Japón estaba claramente derrotado ... y todavía las bombas atómicas llegaron a sus objetivos Las bombas atómicas asesinaron y mutilaron masivamente en su mayoría a civiles Hiroshima - - ciudad de mil grullas pide la paz Nagasaki - - que sea la ultima víctima de un ataque [...]

408, 2020

Eight A-Bomb Haiku

By |August 4, 2020|Categories: Articles by David Krieger, Peace Poems|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Eight A-Bomb Haiku

Vaya aquí para la versión española The desert glowed brighter than a thousand suns -- everything changed Japan was clearly defeated … still the A-bombs found their targets The A-bombs killed and maimed massively -- mostly civilians Hiroshima -- city of a thousand cranes calls out for peace Nagasaki -- may you be the last victim of an A-bomb attack For every hibakusha many must obey, many must remain silent Those first A-bombs [...]

408, 2020

U.S. Launches Minuteman III Missile Test Less Than 48 Hours Before 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima Atomic Bombing

By |August 4, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , |Comments Off on U.S. Launches Minuteman III Missile Test Less Than 48 Hours Before 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima Atomic Bombing

For Immediate Release Contact: Sandy Jones  (805) 965-3443; sjones@napf.org Rick Wayman  (805) 696-5159; rwayman@napf.org Santa Barbara, CA – The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday morning, August 4, at 12:21 a.m. PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The missile traveled over 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. While Air Force Global Strike Command asserts that missile tests are scheduled years in advance, [...]

308, 2020

Original Child Bomb: A Meditation on the Nuclear Age

By |August 3, 2020|Categories: Nuclear Abolition|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Original Child Bomb: A Meditation on the Nuclear Age

In January 2020 I resolved to re-issue the documentary, ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in 1945. Produced in 2004, prior to contemporary streaming norms, ORIGINAL CHILD BOMB has been recently digitized and technologically renewed.  It is now available for viewing on YouTube at this link. The reason for the timing of this new release goes beyond the historic significance of the [...]

2306, 2020

This Summer in Nuclear Threat History

By |June 23, 2020|Categories: Nuclear Threat|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on This Summer in Nuclear Threat History

July 1, 2019 – Julian Borger’s article in The Guardian, “U.S. Arms Control Office Critically Understaffed Under Trump, Experts Say,” two and a half years into the Trump Administration, reinforced for the umpteenth time what many mainstream and alternative media outlets had been reporting since January 2017, that Trump haphazardly and against all logic is attempting to permanently demolish established governmental administration while also minimizing and privatizing the U.S. federal system, which [...]

406, 2020

We Stand with Protestors Working to End Systemic Injustices

By |June 4, 2020|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on We Stand with Protestors Working to End Systemic Injustices

We condemn the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other victims of anti-Black racism. We stand with protesters across the US and the world working to end systemic injustices. The pain, trauma, and suffering of racial injustice, police brutality, and white supremacy must end. We commit to working for the dignity and safety of the Black community and for its children, who deserve not only to breathe, but [...]

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