Monday, 29 July 2019

'Wake up' — Let's Prevent Nuclear War

Why is the threat of WW3 at an all time high?

The Doomsday Clock, maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists since 1947, shows the likelihood of a man-made global catastrophe. During the past 3 decades it has steadily moved to an all time danger. Why? What can we do?

August 6 will be the 74th anniversary of the bloody 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. By educating ourselves about the global politics and propaganda of war, I hope we will prevent WW3 and a nuclear holocaust, by protesting war industries, writing our governments, alerting our family and friends — anything to protect future generations.

The chart (click to enlarge) shows minutes to doom. The lower, the worse. It got worse from the end of WW2 (1945) through the Korean Conflict (1951-1953), then relaxed after the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962), and remained fairly steady during the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) decade (1969-1979). Again it got worse, until President Reagan (1981-1989) and Secretary/President Gorbachev of Russia (1985-1991) began peace negotiations, which ended with the breakup of the Soviet Union (1991). Since then, for nearly 3 decades, threats have steadily escalated to an all time closeness to doomsday.

How did this nearly 30-year decline happen? Evidence points to the expansion of NATO and the USA foreign policy of perpetuating wars.

I believe that Russia is not our enemy, we are. To explain, I recommend three videos online. The first is in English, and two are in Russian on YouTube.

1. The Putin Interviews : Vladimir Putin & Oliver Stone Discuss NATO, by Oliver Stone, Information Clearing House, July 22, 2019 — Many short videos with English subtitles, and text.

2. В Борьбе за Украину. Нерассказанnая История Украины (2019) [The Struggle for Ukraine. (or) The Untold Story of Ukraine]. (Russian: 83 minutes), by Oliver Stone. (Wikipedia Russian) — The film shows how the USA and the West were directly involved in the 2014 Maidan coup in Ukraine. Snipers killed 100+ people to entice Ukraine and Western countries to blame Russia and President Putin. A tragic flop! Due to NATO circling Russia, the film concludes a higher probability of a nuclear war. Putin and his Ukrainian associate Viktor Medvedchuk are interviewed, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa, Ivan Kachanovsky, who for five years has been investigating this story.

3. Голливуд как источник мужество [Hollywood as source of manhood], Бесогон ТВ (Besogon TV), Channel 24. (Russian, 55 minutes). — Explains how Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin sold out the USSR to the West on the promise that the West was ready to help the Russians, instead the USA wanted to destroy Russia. While the USSR disarmed and became ‘pacifist’, USA did not. USA propaganda claimed to spread ‘freedom and democracy’ but murdered tens of thousands, fooling most Americans to believe they were ‘victims’ of the uncivilized ‘them’ — like heroes in a Hollywood movie. On March 1st, 2018, Putin was reelected President of the Russian Federation, with a majority 77% of the votes. Due to the broken promise, on that day Putin announced the development of superior atomic weapons, so as to wake the sleeping world up to what is happening today. Narrator Nikita Mikhalkov shows that Hollywood created fictional heroes who defeat 'Chinese, Russians, animals', and others in the interests of the American Empire. War is shown, not 'democracy'. In contrast, Putin says the real heroes were those who lost their lives defending their motherland.



  1. Also suggest:

    “United States” to Imperial America: Our Hidden Empire
    Empire Files - Jul 28, 2019 - Video 39 min
    - Slide 92

    Merger Mania: the Military-Industrial Complex on Steroids
    Counterpunch - Jul 18, 2019 -WILLIAM HARTUNG
    - Slide 77

    Ken Billings
    Digileak GLOBAL (JULY 2019)

  2. See my interview where I discuss the US Russian relationship.

    I was 1 of 14 interviews for "The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons", a documentary film about the origin of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The role of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is told through the voices of leading activists.

    Video and transcript of "Interview with Alice Slater, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation," (1 hour) by Tony Robinson, Pressenza, 28 July 2019. Copies at: World Beyond War, and Pressenza.

    An activist since, and anti-nuclear activist since 1987, Slater tells of her experiences with the Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control, Economist’s Against the Arms Race, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Greenpeace.

    Alice Slater is an adviser to the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and serves on the Coordinating Committee of World Beyond War. Alice was a founding mother of the Abolition 2000 global network to eliminate nuclear weapons.

    Link to New York Times full page ad: "Don't Blow It Bill : End Nuclear Testing."

    This month the treaty was recklessly cancelled by the U.S.A.

  3. Dear Koozma,

    I’ve been meaning to write to you for some time now. Your newsletters have been coming to my mailbox, following the publication of my Manifesto of Survival (written under the pseudonym Anna Tolstoyevskaya), and I have found them highly informative. Shamefully, I knew little of the Doukhobors history and learned a great deal from your writing about their 1895 mass burning of guns, subsequent immigration to Canada, and the role that Lev Tolstoy played in facilitating it. I highlighted some of that history, with references to your website, in my most recent article, which I would like to share with you, with gratitude for all your research and commentary:

    Hiroshima Day 2019: Doukhobors, Hibakusha, XR, and KBP7, [(blog) Reader Supported News, 6 September 2019]

    Your Spirit-Wrestlers Blog has also introduced me to Elaine Scarry, whose recent interview in Boston Review was another heavy influence in the writing of this article.

    Thank you for all your work and dedication to the vision of nonkilling world peace.