Vladimir Putin’s missile-rattling has put the nuclear threat back on the public agenda. In response, many in the political world are arguing that it is time to double-down on nuclear weapons. The mainstream media has rediscovered nuclear weapons, but their coverage rarely if every mentions the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. We* hope […]
Can irony be delicious and poisonous at the same time? Six months after the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by US atomic bombs, in January 1946, President Truman appointed a committee that including David Lilienthal of the Tennessee Valley Authority and Robert Oppenheimer, architect of the Manhattan Project, to plan for the atomic future. In […]
The Ban Treaty turned one year old. OREPA marked the occasion at the University of Tennessee teaming up with SPEAK to hang a banner on the Cumberland Avenue overpass…
Ann Myers and Kevin Collins hold a banner at the Y-21 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge on January 22, 2022 while Pam Hindle and Cody Dishner read excerpts from the Ban Treaty.
When OREPA began holding peace vigils at the gates of the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in 1999, we expected to be there every Sunday for the four weeks of Advent that year. Then we decided to extend the vigils for a while longer. On Sunday, November 28, we celebrated 22 years of Sunday vigils.