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Trump orders airstrike on Syria. What If?

Apr 6, 2017 1 Comment ›› orepa

There was little warning. That is the nature of a surprise attack. Still, the reality that our country has carried out an act of war against another country isshocking. Knowing that our historic nuclear-armed nemesis is on the other side, on the ground in that country quickly turned my shock into a heavy dread.   …

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Weapons Ban Treaty Conference Opens

Mar 27, 2017 No Comments ›› orepa

Inside, the nations of the world convened in the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations for the opening session of the conference to negotiate a legally binding ban on nuclear weapons. In a moment that was as symbolic as it is depressing the US ambassador to the United Nations stood outside the meeting room …

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UN Ban Conference begins

Mar 24, 2017 No Comments ›› orepa

The United Nations conference on a nuclear weapons ban opens in New York City on Monday, March 27. The purpose of the conference is to “negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading toward their total elimination.” OREPA coordinator Ralph Hutchison will be presenting in a side event during the Conference on Tuesday, …

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Trump releases “skinny budget”: NNSA comes away with buckets of lard

Mar 16, 2017 No Comments ›› orepa

The press is calling the budget released by the Trump Administration the “skinny budget” because it only has top line numbers, without a lot of detail. It also puts much of the government on a diet, with significant cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department and other agencies the Trump Administration considers superfluous …

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Feb 22, 2017 No Comments ›› orepa

The 2017 Peacemaker Awards will honor six strong women whose work over the course of their lifetimes exemplifies the persistent dedication to peace and justice required to create the world we want to live in. Caroline Best, MaryAnne McNutt, Marese Nephew, Judy Ross, Sarah Scott and Shigeko Uppuluri are this year’s recipients of the Peacemaker …

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