The fighting in Ukraine, which is taking place in and around nuclear power plants, and the loose comments made by powerful men about nuclear weapons remind us of the great dangers we face, writes Vijay Prashad.
Who was Dag Hammarskjöld?
Through his independence, Hammarskjöld had managed to anger both Cold War camps, writes Joe Lauria.
Our Series on the Atomic Bomb
There were two reasons why Consortium News devoted so much space to the commemoration of the atomic bombings of Japan.
ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: My Father Was to Invade Japan; He Did Not Feel Saved By the Bomb
U.S. Marine Francis Anthony Boyle was poised to join the invasion of Japan but was sent to a devastated Nagasaki instead. What he never told his son might surprise you.
ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Mystery of the Nagasaki Bomb
On Aug. 9, 1945, as Japan’s high command met on surrender plans, the U.S. dropped a second bomb on Nagasaki killing 74,000 people instantly, a decision that’s never been adequately explained, writes John LaForge.
ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Very Un-Christian Nagasaki Bomb
An all-Christian American crew used the steeple of Japan’s most prominent Christian church as the target for an act of unspeakable barbarism, writes Gary G. Kohls.
ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Darkness of August 9
During WWII, Aug. 9 saw barbarities inflicted on innocents, from gassing a Jewish Carmelite nun to beheading a German Christian war protester to the incineration of Japan’s most Christian city, Gary Kohls writes.
ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: The Enduring Myth of Hiroshima & Nagasaki
After the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki On Aug. 6 and Aug. 9, 1945, there then ensued a U.S. propaganda campaign to claim the slaughter of more than 200,000 people saved lives, writes John LaForge.
ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: Hiroshima and the Backlash Against Historical Truth
On the 50th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1995 historians at the Smithsonian tried to present a truthful accounting of that U.S. decision-making but were stopped by right-wing politicians who insist on maintaining comforting myths, recalls Gary G. Kohls.
ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: When Time Stopped in Hiroshima—and When it Was Stolen
The first atomic bomb burst at 8:15 a.m. over the city of Hiroshima leaving its impression on a watch that disappeared 44 years later, reports Joe Lauria.