Remembering Hiroshima

Apr 11, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Hiroshima, Japan, this week summoned memories for me as it likely did for anyone who has traveled there. In an article in the Washington Post, Kerry said he thought the President should visit. What he now knows is that words and pictures are no substitute for the power …

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Catastrophic Consequences: Reflecting on the Nuclear Security Summit

Mar 31, 2016 3 Comments ›› orepa

The Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC has unleashed a spate of editorials, letters, interviews, broadcasts, podcasts, tweets and posts about nuclear weapons. As an activist who has worked for nuclear disarmament for thirty years, it is gratifying to see the issue getting some notice.   Unfortunately, that’s about where the gratification ends. I live …

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Tell the Taxpayer rally

Mar 23, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

The only thing worse than government pork is secret government pork. So when we saw the UPF bomb plant would get $575 million dollars in next year’s budget—bringing the total to more than $3 BILLION dollars!—and even then the design for the bomb plant will not be complete—we were outraged. What is that money being …

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The Emancipators

Feb 28, 2016 1 Comment ›› orepa

Almost two hundred years after a determined Quaker named Elihu Embree launched his abolitionist newspaper, The Emancipator, in Jonesborough, Tennessee, some other good Tennessee people took up the name and the cause. Their medium was not newsprint but music, their message reaching for the ear and the heart first, rather than the eye and the …

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Manhattan Project National Historical Park

Feb 2, 2016 No Comments ›› orepa

OREPA submitted comments to the National Park Service at a meeting in Oak Ridge on February 1 to discuss plans for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, a park that will have exhibits in Oak Ridge, TN, Los Alamos, NM, and Richland, WA. Our comments are below.   If you would like to comment, you …

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