August 6 & 9, Hiroshima & Nagasaki: Mythmaking and Atomic Destruction / Blinded by the Light: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Jacques Pauwels: Mythmaking and the Atomic Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki    Truman and his advisors thus fell under the spell of what the renowned American historian William Appleman Williams has called a “vision of omnipotence”. They convinced themselves that the new weapon would enable them to force their will on the Soviet Union. The atomic bomb was “a hammer”, as Truman himself put it, that he would wave over the heads of “those boys in the Kremlin”… More

Henry Giroux: Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the Age of Normalized Violence

What remains particularly ghastly about the rationale for dropping two atomic bombs was the attempt on the part of its defenders to construct a redemptive narrative through a perversion of humanistic commitment, of mass slaughter justified in the name of saving lives and winning the war… More

Abolish War – Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955

Chomsky: Internationalism or Extinction

Capitalism and war: The money behind Sudan’s most powerful militia

Keeping up with China: US Navy orders $22 billion worth of submarines // World military expenditure grows to $1.8 trillion in 2018

World military expenditure grows to $1.8 trillion in 2018

Greg Mitchell – 75 years ago: When Leo Szilard tried to halt dropping atomic bombs over Japan

A universal appeal for humanity to end militarism and stop war

Murtaza Hussain: Industrialized Militaries & Climate Emergency // Rajan Menon: Hypersonic Weapons and National (In)security Why Arms Races Never End

Book review: The Mushroom at the End of the World review – life in capitalist ruins

The Anthropocene epoch: have we entered a new phase of planetary history? By Nicola Davison

Hiroshima Peace Declaration on 72nd A-bomb anniversary

The Critical Zone of Science and Politics: Steve Paulson interviews Bruno Latour

Book review: The Lovers Who Led Germany’s Resistance Against the Nazis

Ordinary people. The courage to say NO

The Short, Daring Life of Lilya Litvyak; the world’s first female fighter ace    

Irina Rakobolskaya Member of the all-female Guards Night Bomber Aviation Regiment of the Red Army, dies at 96. RIP comrade

Heda Margolius Kovaly (1919-2010) : Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941–1968    

Journey To A War by W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood (1939)

Picasso’s Guernica still screams the truth about war – Jonathan Jones

Unit 731 Museum Harbin, China – the Japanese Army’s site for “medical experimentation” on prisoners of war