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1405, 2020

Where Are They Now? Lauren Lankenau

By |May 14, 2020|Categories: Peace|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Where Are They Now? Lauren Lankenau

Interns have always played a vital role at NAPF and we love staying in touch with them after they leave us and begin their careers. Lauren Lankenau interned with us during the spring of 2018, shortly before leaving Santa Barbara to attend Vanderbilt University Law School. This summer, Lauren will work with Keller Rohrback, L.L.P., the law firm that represented the Marshall Islands in the lawsuits we strongly supported. We caught up [...]

704, 2020

This Spring in Nuclear Threat History

By |April 7, 2020|Categories: Nuclear Threat|Comments Off on This Spring in Nuclear Threat History

April 4, 2018 – On the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Kings Bay Plowshares Seven consisting of Catholic priest Steve Kelly, Dorothy Day’s granddaughter Martha Hennessy, Clare Grady, Elizabeth McAllister, Mark Colville, Patrick O’Neill, and Carmen Trotta, cut a hole in a security fence and entered one of two sites in the continental United States where the greatest number of nuclear weapons are stored – Kings [...]

2702, 2020

Youth Activism on the TPNW Program

By |February 27, 2020|Categories: Nuclear Abolition|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Youth Activism on the TPNW Program

In mid-February of 2020, the Peace Action Fund of New York State, NuclearBan.US, Treaty Awareness Campaign, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and Nuclear Age Peace Foundation launched the Youth Activism on the TPNW (Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons) Program.  The coordinators were Emily Rubino of the Peace Action Fund of New York State; Eust Eustis of the Treaty Awareness Campaign; Molly McGinty of the International Physicians for [...]

302, 2020

Testimony to the New York City Council

By |February 3, 2020|Categories: Nuclear Abolition|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Testimony to the New York City Council

My name is Alice Slater and I’m on the Board of World Beyond War and a UN Representative of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. I am so grateful to this Council for stepping up to the plate and taking historic action to finally ban the bomb! I was born in the Bronx and went to Queens College, when tuition was only five dollars a semester, in the 1950s during the terrible Red [...]

2101, 2020

This Winter in Nuclear Threat History, 2020

By |January 21, 2020|Categories: Nuclear Threat|Tags: , |Comments Off on This Winter in Nuclear Threat History, 2020

January 13, 2018 – A little after 8 a.m. local time, Hawaii residents watching television on a peaceful Saturday morning were suddenly shocked and overwhelmed by a broadcast audio message indicating that, “The U.S. Pacific Command has detected a missile threat to Hawaii – Seek shelter immediately, this is not a drill.”  A text message was also sent to millions of e-devices which read as, “Inbound ballistic missile threat enroute to Hawaii [...]

3012, 2019

UPENN International Affairs Association: Annual Penn Peace Project Conference

By |December 30, 2019|Categories: Nuclear Threat|Tags: , |Comments Off on UPENN International Affairs Association: Annual Penn Peace Project Conference

On October 21, UPENN’s International Affairs Association convened its annual conference with the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. The conference focused on the impact of nuclear weapons and climate change in the South Pacific. Ambassador Dr. Prasad of Fiji, Ambassador Teburoro Tito of Kiribati; H.E. Mr. Ali’ioaiga Feturi Elisaia of Samoa; and Ms. Charlotte Skerten of New Zealand spoke at the event. Ambassador Prasad of Fiji provided a moving and holistic overview on [...]

3012, 2019

Discussions on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the 2019 UNGA First Committee

By |December 30, 2019|Categories: Nuclear Disarmament|Tags: , |Comments Off on Discussions on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the 2019 UNGA First Committee

As we approach the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, it is important to reflect upon the current situation with nuclear weapons and the sliver of hope that humanity now has in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Brief History As part of the grand bargain between the Nuclear Weapon Sates (NWS) and the Non-Nuclear Weapon States (NNWS), the NWS agreed that they would "pursue negotiations in good faith [...]

2312, 2019

Each New Year

By |December 23, 2019|Categories: Articles by David Krieger, Articles in Spanish, Peace Poems|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Each New Year

EACH NEW YEAR another revolution around the sun a moment of pause to take account a fresh beginning to make our world right another chance to be a good citizen of Earth new hope that love may conquer fear CADA NUEVO AÑO Traducción de Rubén D. Arvizu otra revolución alrededor del sol un momento de pausa para considerar un comienzo fresco para hacer bien al mundo otra oportunidad de ser un buen [...]

2112, 2019

My Last Message as NAPF President

By |December 21, 2019|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |Comments Off on My Last Message as NAPF President

In just a few days, I will retire after serving as President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation for the past 37 years. I give my deepest thanks to all of you who have educated yourselves and others through our books and monthly newsletter, who have spoken out for peace and nuclear disarmament through our Action Alert Network, and who have made this institution possible through your generous financial support. When we [...]

612, 2019

Sunflower Newsletter: December 2019

By |December 6, 2019|Categories: Sunflower|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Sunflower Newsletter: December 2019

  Issue #269 - December 2019 Peace begins with us. Make a meaningful donation today and honor someone special in your life. Donate Now Perspectives Interview with David Krieger by Green Legacy Hiroshima Address of the Holy Father on Nuclear Weapons by Pope Francis Hopkins Must Take a Stand Against Its Nuclear Weapons Production by the Editorial Board of the Johns Hopkins News-Letter U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy Navy Places $22 Billion Order [...]

2511, 2019

Which Would You Prefer―Nuclear War or Climate Catastrophe?

By |November 25, 2019|Categories: Nuclear Threat|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Which Would You Prefer―Nuclear War or Climate Catastrophe?

To:      The people of the world From:  The Joint Public Relations Department of the Great Powers The world owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, Boris Johnson, and other heroic rulers of our glorious nations.  Not only are they hard at work making their respective countries great again, but they are providing you, the people of the world, with a choice between two opportunities [...]

511, 2019

Sunflower Newsletter: November 2019

By |November 5, 2019|Categories: Sunflower|Comments Off on Sunflower Newsletter: November 2019

Issue #268 - November 2019 Peace begins with us. Make a meaningful donation today and honor someone special in your life. Donate Now Perspectives 2019 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award Acceptance Speech by David Krieger Honoring David Krieger by Daniel Ellsberg We Don't Need to Raise Taxes to Have "Medicare for All" by Lindsay Koshgarian U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy Court Finds Nonviolent Nuclear Weapons Protestors Guilty Imminent Threat of Uranium Mining in the [...]

2410, 2019

2019 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award Acceptance Speech

By |October 24, 2019|Categories: Articles by David Krieger|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 2019 Distinguished Peace Leadership Award Acceptance Speech

Thank you, Hal Maynard and Sandy Jones for the beautiful song; Perie Longo for reading my poems and for her poetic response; and Dan Ellsberg, Rick Wayman, Steve Parry, Rob Laney and Mara for their kind and eloquent remarks. Thank you also to the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation for this honor. And thank you all for being here and making this Evening for Peace so special. I have been [...]

2010, 2019

For David Krieger

By |October 20, 2019|Categories: Peace Poems|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on For David Krieger

Perie Longo read this poem that she wrote for David Krieger at the 36th Annual Evening for Peace on October 20, 2019. The poem is a response to Krieger's poem "I Refuse." For David Krieger 2019 Distinguished Peace Leader Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Yes David, our hero, we hear you in the words of the dissenting Meija, and in hundreds of your writings and poems that circle the globe for good, insisting [...]

2010, 2019

Honoring My Dad, David Krieger, The Peace Dude

By |October 20, 2019|Categories: Peace|Tags: , |Comments Off on Honoring My Dad, David Krieger, The Peace Dude

Dr. Mara Sweeney delivered these remarks at the 36th Annual Evening for Peace on October 20, 2019. My name is Mara, and I am David Krieger’s daughter. It is an honor to be standing up here tonight speaking about my dad. My dad, David Krieger. (The Peace Dude.) I grew up in a home where some of the finest people of our time came. The Dalai Lama, Jacques Cousteau, Daniel Ellsberg, and [...]

2010, 2019

Encomium for David Krieger

By |October 20, 2019|Categories: Peace|Tags: , |Comments Off on Encomium for David Krieger

NAPF Chair Robert Laney delivered these remarks on October 20, 2019, at the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation's 36th Annual Evening for Peace. With this assignment to speak about David I feel the dilemma that others have felt in similar circumstances when trying against impossible odds to do justice to a subject too large for their talents and too large for the time allotted. I proceed. David Krieger has played a variety of [...]

2010, 2019

NAPF Honors David Krieger at the 2019 Evening for Peace

By |October 20, 2019|Categories: Events|Tags: , |Comments Off on NAPF Honors David Krieger at the 2019 Evening for Peace

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation honored David Krieger at the 2019 Evening for Peace, which took place on October 20, 2019. David co-founded the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in 1982 and has led the organization as its President for nearly four decades. He has dedicated his life's work to ending the nuclear age and has been a mentor, a respected colleague, and an inspiration to countless people across the globe. Use [...]

2010, 2019

Honoring David Krieger

By |October 20, 2019|Categories: Nuclear Abolition|Tags: , |Comments Off on Honoring David Krieger

Daniel Ellsberg sent this statement to honor NAPF President David Krieger at the 36th Annual Evening for Peace. I am intensely sorry that—having recently and, I hope, temporarily, lost my voice-- I am unable to be here today in person, with so many of my friends, mentors and heroes who have come to honor David Krieger. But I am glad to have the opportunity to speak from my heart, about David and [...]

210, 2019

Estados Unidos Lanzó Pruebas de Misiles del Minuteman III desde la Base Vandenberg de la Fuerza Aerea

By |October 2, 2019|Categories: Articles in Spanish|Tags: |Comments Off on Estados Unidos Lanzó Pruebas de Misiles del Minuteman III desde la Base Vandenberg de la Fuerza Aerea

Para publicación inmediata Contacto: Sandy Jones (805) 965-3443; sjones@napf.org Ruben Arvizu; rarvizu@napf.org Santa Bárbara, CA: El 2 de octubre a la 1:13 am, se inició una prueba de misiles ICBM Minuteman III desarmados desde la Base Vandenberg, de la Fuerza Aérea.  Irónicamente, la prueba coincide con el aniversario del cumpleaños de Mahatma Gandhi, el gran activista que promovió siempre una India no violenta. Rick Wayman, Director Adjunto de la Nuclear Age Peace [...]

210, 2019

Conference on the Nexus between Climate Change and International Security

By |October 2, 2019|Categories: International Issues|Comments Off on Conference on the Nexus between Climate Change and International Security

On September 23rd, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and NYU UN Initiative co-hosted a conference regarding the nexus between climate change and global security. Prominent experts and youth activists, such as Dr. Tara Drozdenko, Managing Director of Nuclear Policy & Nonproliferation of the Outrider Foundation; Ms. Lovely Umayam, Founder of Bombshelltoe; Mr. Seth Shelden, the UN Liaison of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN); and Ms. Amanda Simonsen, a Youth [...]

110, 2019

Why Work to Abolish Nuclear Weapons?

By |October 1, 2019|Categories: Articles by David Krieger, Nuclear Abolition|Tags: |Comments Off on Why Work to Abolish Nuclear Weapons?

We can change the world in important and necessary ways. We can take a giant step forward for humankind. We can join with others in demonstrating good stewardship of the planet. We can take control of our most dangerous technology. We can help shape a more decent common future. We can end the threat of omnicide posed by nuclear weapons. We can uphold international law for the common benefit. We can lead [...]

110, 2019

U.S. Launches Minuteman III Missile Test from Vandenberg AFB

By |October 1, 2019|Categories: Press Releases|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on U.S. Launches Minuteman III Missile Test from Vandenberg AFB

NUCLEAR AGE PEACE FOUNDATION For Immediate Release Contact: Sandy Jones  (805) 965-3443; sjones@napf.org Rick Wayman  (805) 696-5159; rwayman@napf.org   Santa Barbara, CA – An unarmed Minuteman III ICBM missile test is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday morning, October 2, between 1:13 and 7:13 a.m. Ironically, the test will fall on the anniversary of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the great non-violent Indian peace activist. Rick Wayman, Deputy Director of the Nuclear Age Peace [...]

110, 2019

Sunflower Newsletter: October 2019

By |October 1, 2019|Categories: Sunflower|Tags: |Comments Off on Sunflower Newsletter: October 2019

  Issue #267 - October 2019 Our Evening for Peace is October 20th! RSVP here. RSVP Here Perspectives Principles for Global Sustainability by David Krieger With Bolton Out of the Way, Peace with North Korea Is Possible by Christine Ahn Ten Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism Are Intertwined by Medea Benjamin Nuclear Weapons and Climate Change by Carlos Umaña U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy U.S. Tests Four Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles Faulty [...]

110, 2019

A brief review of Saudi Arabia’s nuclear program

By |October 1, 2019|Categories: Non-Proliferation|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A brief review of Saudi Arabia’s nuclear program

Click here for a longer version of this article. Saudi Arabia is not a nuclear weapons state and has always declared that it is only interested in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The Saudi Kingdom manifested an interest in nuclear energy during the 1960s, and started its civilian nuclear program in the 1970s. In 1977, Saudi Arabia built its nuclear plant for the development of a civilian nuclear program – the [...]

110, 2019

Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Program

By |October 1, 2019|Categories: Non-Proliferation|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Program

Click here for a shorter version of this article. From declaration of support of a nuclear-weapons-free-zone to suspicions Saudi Arabia is not a nuclear weapons state and has always declared that it is only interested in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. However, recent developments in Iran are increasing the militarization of the Middle East. These together with some murky indicators and secrecy surrounding Riyadh’s nuclear program, strongly suggest that Saudi Arabia [...]

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