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Once Fired, There’s No Calling a Nuke Back - Daniel Ellsberg on RAI (8/12)

Reality Asserts Itself - Daniel Ellsberg

November 15, 2018
In this series, Daniel Ellsberg and Paul Jay explore Ellsberg's latest book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. In the introduction to the book, Ellsberg writes: “No policies in human history have more deserved to be recognized as immoral or insane. The story of how this calamitous predicament came about and how and why it has persisted over a half a century is a chronicle of human madness. Whether Americans, Russians, and other humans can rise to the challenge of reversing these policies and eliminating the danger of near-term extinction caused by their own inventions and proclivities remains to be seen. I choose to join with others in acting as if that is still possible.”
Arms Races Increase Atomic Arsenals, Raising the Risk of Nuclear Winter

Arms Races Increase Atomic Arsenals, Raising the Risk of Nuclear Winter

November 2, 2018

Climate scientist Alan Robock outlines the most recent research in the area of nuclear winter and how Trump’s withdrawal from the INF treaty dramatically increases the risk of a devastating nuclear winter that could wipe out practically all life on earth

73 Years After Atomic Bombing of Japan: Nuclear Threat More Immediate Than Ever

August 9, 2018

We tend to think that the nuclear war is a remote possibility. However, on the 73rd anniversary of the second atomic bomb drop on Japan, in Nagasaki, historian Peter Kuznick reflects on how the nuclear threat is more immediate now than at any other time since the 1950’s

The Empire Files: Untold History of Imperial Japan & the Bomb

June 27, 2016

Abby Martin interviews renowned historian Peter Kuznick about ongoing protests in Okinwana over US military presence there and the real story behind the use of the atomic bombs in light of President Obama’s recent visit to Japan Watch more on teleSUR

The Porter Report

July 11, 2014
Gareth Porter: U.S. remains unwilling to compromise with Iran on the number of centrifuges

Gar Alperovitz on Reality Asserts Itself

January 28, 2014
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay there are existing models that point to what a new economy and politics might look like

70th Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing

January 24, 2014
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that President Truman used the A-bomb to make a “diplomatic” point to the Soviet Union, not out of military necessity

RAI with Peter Kuznick and Gar Alperovitz

January 24, 2014
Mr. Alperovitz tells Paul Jay that President Truman used the A-bomb to make a “diplomatic” point to the Soviet Union, not out of military necessity