Alice Slater

Alice Slater, author and nuclear disarmament advocate, is a member of the Coordinating Committee of World Beyond War and UN NGO Representative of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.

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"At this unique time in history when it is imperative that nations of the world join in cooperation to share resources to end the global plague assaulting its inhabitants and to avoid catastrophic climate destruction or earth-shattering nuclear devastation," writes Slater, "we are instead squandering our treasure and intellectual capacity on weapons and space warfare." (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Time to Negotiate for Peace in Space
The U.S. mission to dominate and control the military use of space has been, historically and at present, a major obstacle to achieving nuclear disarmament and a peaceful path to preserve all life on earth. Reagan rejected Gorbachev's offer to give up Star Wars as a condition for both countries to...
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Time to Act on Dr. King's Call to Tackle Evils of Racism, Economic Exploitation, and War
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) just issued its 2020 Yearbook , reporting on developments in armaments, disarmament, and international security. In light of the drumbeat of frightening news about growing hostility between the dominant nuclear-armed states vying for...
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A view of the sculpture—Good Defeats Evi—on the UN Headquarters grounds, presented to the UN by the Soviet Union on the occasion of the Organization’s 45th anniversary. (Photo: UN Photo/Manuel Elias) Views
Thursday, March 12, 2020
The Virus of Nuclear Proliferation
In an avalanche of reporting we are now assaulted with information about how the world is urgently attempting to batten down the hatches to avoid the possibility of deathly consequences from the broadly publicized outbreak of the coronavirus, causing the possibility of postponing or perhaps...
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 Let us tell the truth about what happened between the US and Russia that brought us to this perilous moment and put the responsibility where it belong. (Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Hiroshima Unlearned: Time to Tell the Truth About US Relations with Russia and to Ban the Bomb
August 6th and 9th mark 74 years since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where only one nuclear bomb dropped on each city caused the deaths of up to 146,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 people in Nagasaki. Today, with the US decision to walk away from the 1987 Intermediate-Range...
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We cannot tolerate a new Democratic-controlled Congress continuing to do business as usual, with a military budget of over $700 billion and a trillion dollars projected for new nuclear weapons over the next ten years. (Photo: Alejandro Alvarez/Twitter) Views
Tuesday, January 08, 2019
The New Congress Needs to Create a Green Planet at Peace
A deafening chorus of negative grumbling from the left, right, and center of the US political spectrum in response to Trump’s decision to remove US troops from Syria and halve their numbers in Afghanistan appears to have slowed down his attempt to bring our forces home. However, in this new year,...
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Why Green New Deal Advocates Must Address Militarism
In the spirit of a new year and a new Congress, 2019 may well be our best and last opportunity to steer our ship of state away from the twin planetary perils of environmental chaos and militarism, charting a course towards an earth-affirming 21st century. The environmental crisis was laid bare by...
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Friday, July 08, 2016
Time to Rethink NATO
Donald Trump angered the D.C. establishment when he said that NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, may be obsolete and the U.S. should reassess its spending on the alliance. Hillary Clinton has used Trump’s comments as another example that he is a dangerous, loose cannon. But Trump has brought...
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Friday, September 25, 2015
Let Us Again Be Inspired to Ban Nuclear Weapons
The stirring condemnation of nuclear weapons by Pope Francis today at the United Nations and his call for their prohibition and complete elimination in compliance with promises made in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), signed by the U.S. in 1970, 45 years ago, should give new momentum to the...
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Monday, December 15, 2014
Time to Ban the Bomb
Global Momentum is building for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. While the world has banned chemical and biological weapons, there is no explicit legal prohibition of nuclear weapons, although the International Court of Justice ruled unanimously that there is an obligation to bring to a conclusion...
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014
With Nukes on All Sides, We Demand a Peaceful Settlement in Ukraine
It is ironic that at this moment in history when so many people and nations around the world are acknowledging the 100 th anniversary of our planet’s hapless stumble into World War I, great powers and their allies are once again provoking new dangers where governments appear to be sleepwalking...
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