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Lawrence Wittner

  • February 01, 2022

    Game of war

    The vast destruction wrought by the atomic bombing of Japan in August 1945 should have been enough to convince national governments that the game of...

  • September 03, 2021

    Building solidarity

    The rise of globally-based social movements appears to have developed out of the growing interconnection of nations, economies, and peoples spawned...

  • April 30, 2021

    Disasters of 2020

    The disasters of 2020 were not shocking enough to jolt the world’s most powerful nations out of their traditional preoccupation with enhancing...

  • March 31, 2021

    Weapon-free world

    Given the fact that nuclear war means the virtual annihilation of life on earth, it’s remarkable that many people continue to resist building a...

  • January 28, 2020

    Return of fascism

    Back in 1941, the year of my birth, fascism stood on the brink of conquering the world. During the preceding decades, movements of the Radical Right...

  • February 11, 2019

    Nuclear powers

    At the beginning of February 2019, the two leading nuclear powers took an official step toward resumption of the nuclear arms race. On February 1,...

  • January 09, 2019

    The billionaires

    In March 2018, Forbes reported that it had identified 2,208 billionaires from 72 countries and territories. Collectively, this group was worth $9.1...

  • December 11, 2018

    The proposal

    The Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign, launched decades ago in another time of nuclear crisis, suggests one possible strategy. Developed at the end of...

  • August 02, 2018

    Tax the rich

    The Trump-GOP tax cut of $1.5 trillion in December 2017 provided the latest payoff to the wealthy. It lowered the top tax rate, slashed the...

  • June 14, 2018

    Who benefits from booms?

    Although the US mass media are awash with stories about America’s “booming economy,” the benefits are distributed very unequally, when they...

  • April 20, 2018

    The secret to happiness

    America’s oft-quoted Declaration of Independence, when discussing “unalienable rights,” focused on “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of...

  • November 01, 2017

    Problems of the super rich

    NEW YORK: A study just released by UBS, a major global financial services company, has revealed that, during 2016, the total wealth of the...

  • April 25, 2017

    Nuclear war

    On April 11, Donald Trump, irked by North Korea’s continued tests of nuclear weapons and missiles, tweeted that “North Korea is looking...

  • February 28, 2017

    Nuclear warfare

    The accession of Donald Trump to the US presidency brings us face-to-face with a question that many have tried to avoid since 1945: Should anyone...