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Nuclear Weapons, Fools, Folly, & The War Business

Monday, 17 December 2007, 3:00 pm | Douglas Mattern

The existence of nuclear weapons presents a clear and present danger to life on Earth. Nuclear arms cannot bolster the security of any nation because they represent a threat to the security of the human race. These incredibly destructive weapons ... More >>

If Atomic Clock Strikes 12 – Midnight Is Forever

Monday, 29 January 2007, 12:40 am | Douglas Mattern

We cannot stop or slow the space/time/continuum that permeates our world and the universe, but we must, if we really care about the future and destiny of humanity, stop the time of human folly that is leading toward a black abyss. This was underscored ... More >>

When War Business Rules The World

Tuesday, 9 January 2007, 10:15 am | Douglas Mattern

a recent decision by the Bush Administration to sell F-16 Fighter Jets to Pakistan while at the same time offering to sell the same jet fighters to India, always a potential adversary. More >>

We Have Come To Far To Lose The Future Now

Sunday, 20 August 2006, 9:49 pm | Douglas Mattern

Despite the optimism and expressions of hope and renewal demonstrated around the world on the first day of this new millennium, the sad fact is that war and organized violence remain dominant with civilians bearing the brunt of the conflicts as evident ... More >>

Douglas Mattern: Five Minutes to Save the World

Monday, 30 January 2006, 11:50 am | Douglas Mattern

“Five minutes to save the world” was Walter Cronkite’s response to Stanislav Petrov during an extraordinary interview session in Mr. Cronkite’s office at the CBS headquarters in New York City. I had arranged the interview with Mr. Cronkite, as well as the ... More >>

Mattern: The Rise Of Plutocracy & Corporate Rule

Friday, 9 December 2005, 4:16 pm | Douglas Mattern

It’s difficult to comprehend how the political leadership in the United States of America has degenerated from the brilliant leadership of Franklin Roosevelt and the inspiration of John Kennedy to the dreadful leadership of recent years. More >>

From Earth To Space, There’s No Biz Like War Biz

Friday, 22 April 2005, 12:38 am | Douglas Mattern

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. More >>

The United Nations Remains ''The Last Best Hope''

Tuesday, 14 December 2004, 10:53 am | Douglas Mattern

In their long-standing denigration of the United Nations, right wing politicians and the conservative media have launched a personal attack on Secretary General Koffi Annan. The charge is complicity in the UN oil-for-food scandal. However, the other ... More >>

Douglas Mattern: Forgotten Hero Honored

Thursday, 24 June 2004, 10:34 am | Douglas Mattern

"Man Honored for Averting Nuclear War" This was the CBS News headline on the story of Colonel Stanislav Petrov receiving a special World Citizen Award in Moscow on May 21 of this year. The award was presented by the Association of World Citizens, ... More >>

Euripides Updated: The Trojan War With Nukes

Thursday, 1 April 2004, 10:45 am | Douglas Mattern

In the upcoming presidential debates, President Bush and Senator Kerry must be challenged to respond to the critical issue of nuclear weapons escalation, and the irresponsible waste of our resources and talent on over-bloated military spending. More >>

Douglas Mattern: Red Alert Everyday

Thursday, 5 February 2004, 12:39 am | Douglas Mattern

Terrorism of the 9/11-type tragedy is a serious and dangerous problem that people understand, and they take caution when the color alerts are issued. What's amazing is that the same people ignore a far greater terrorism that is on Red Alert everyday ... More >>

Douglas Mattern: Nukes, Fools, and Asteroids

Thursday, 30 October 2003, 11:25 am | Douglas Mattern

''A fools game'' is how the former chief of the U.S. strategic Air Command, General George Lee Butler, describes nuclear weapons and policy. The General says there is no security in these weapons and the only rational option is for their complete elimination. More >>

Nuke Nightmare: Are We Running Out Of Luck?

Tuesday, 5 August 2003, 9:42 am | Douglas Mattern

The production of plutonium parts for nuclear bombs has already begun at the Los Alamos National Lab. Bush is considering a resumption of nuclear testing to develop new tactical nuclear weapons. Are we witness The Second Coming of a new nuclear age? More >>

 

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