Robert Dodge

Robert Dodge

Robert Dodge is a family physician practicing full time in Ventura, California. He serves on the board of Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles serving as a Peace and Security Ambassador and at the national level where he sits on the security committee. He also serves on the board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions. He writes for PeaceVoice.

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Friday, January 27, 2017
2 ½ Minutes to Midnight – Our World in Peril
The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists announced Thursday its latest nuclear Doomsday Clock . In so doing they moved the symbolic minute hand ahead thirty seconds to two and one-half minutes till midnight . Midnight represents nuclear apocalypse. The decision to move the minute hand is made by the...
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Friday, December 30, 2016
Coming to Our Senses Regarding Nukes
As part of President-Elect Trumps daily tweets this past week he stated: The United States must greatly strengthen its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. In his 140 character tome he proposes maintaining a status quo of the mythology of nuclear...
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The Treaty of Tlatelolco: Giving Thanks to Our Latin American Neighbors Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons
Americans gathered around their Thanksgiving tables last week reflecting on what they were thankful for this past year. There was the potential for much angst after a year with significant division in our nation often emphasizing differences and talk of building walls to separate us from our...
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US nuclear weapons test at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands in 1946. Views
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Nuclear Weapons – The Time for Abolition is Now
Nuclear weapons present the greatest public health and existential threat to our survival every moment of every day. Yet the United States and world nuclear nations stand in breach of the 1968 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty which commits these nations to work in good faith to end the arms race...
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Saturday, August 06, 2016
Hiroshima, Presidential Campaigns and Our Nuclear Future
Seventy-one years ago on August 6th and 9th the world entered the nuclear age with the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing and injuring in excess of 200,000 immediately and untold additional fatalities from lingering radiation effects. The first nuclear arms race followed, resulting in the...
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Friday, May 27, 2016
On President Obama’s Hiroshima Visit
President Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima since the bombing 71 years ago in 1945. Japan seeks not an apology or reparation but an awareness and intimate connection to the common humanity we all share and that is at once threatened by the continued existence of...
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
From Flint’s Children to Nuclear Weapons, Funding Our Nations Priorities
This week our nation funds our national priorities on tax day. In this era of growing discussion about participatory democracy and citizens engaging in the decisions of how their community tax dollars should be allocated it is important for each of us to identify what our priorities are. The...
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Wednesday, January 06, 2016
North Korea’s Nuclear Ambition and the US Presidential Campaign
With the news of North Korea testing another nuclear weapon its leadership continues the fallacy of nuclear deterrence promoted by the nuclear powers of the world. This action by North Korea must be condemned just as the continued possession of nuclear weapons by all of the nuclear states. This...
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Saturday, August 01, 2015
Our Nuclear World at 70
This week the world remembers events of 70 years ago. Events that killed instantly over 100 thousand human beings as the U.S. dropped the first atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan on August 6th and 9th respectively. In the days and weeks that followed tens of thousands would...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
A Nuclear Weapons Ban Emerging
Every moment of every day, all of humanity is held hostage by the nuclear nine. The nine nuclear nations are made up of the P5 permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and their illegitimate nuclear wannabes Israel, North Korea, India and Pakistan spawned by the mythological theory...
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