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H. Patricia Hynes

H. Patricia Hynes

H. Patricia Hynes is a retired Professor of Environmental Health from Boston University School of Public Health and current Chair of the Board of the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice. She has written and edited seven books, among them "The Recurring Silent Spring." She writes and speaks on issues of war and militarism with an emphasis on women, the environment, and public health.

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Fukushima: A Lasting Tragedy

Tens years on, the United States, the largest owner of nuclear power plants, still promotes nuclear power as "safe and clean energy."

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Prelude to Tax Day

The biggest Tax Day elephant in the room resides in the 5-sided military mansion, the Pentagon, with its criminally large budget—nearly a trillion dollars each year siphoned from our tax dollars.

H. Patricia Hynes ·


The David and Goliath in Our Time

We have never been so close to nuclear annihilation, in the opinion of many nuclear weapons experts, as today.

H. Patricia Hynes ·


A Pandemic Within the Pandemic

The spread of coronavirus has created a "perfect storm" for violence against women behind closed doors.

H. Patricia Hynes ·


The Atomic Bomb Poets and the Military Realists 75 Years After Nagasaki

May the hibakusha and this generation guide us to global abolition of nuclear weapons.

H. Patricia Hynes ·


Women Have Risen to Heroic Heights During Covid-19

Yet, the global pandemic in physical and sexual violence against women continues unabated and worsened during the coronavirus pandemic.

H. Patricia Hynes ·


Economic Sanctions: War by Another Name

The sadistic logic of the sanctions against Venezuela is clear: Put pressure on the target government by ripping apart the social and economic fabric of the country. 

H. Patricia Hynes ·


The Measure of Our Happiness

The highest-ranking countries in the World Happiness Report are those that have “strong social welfare systems and an emphasis on equality.”

H. Patricia Hynes ·

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