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On the web: the West and nukes

Socialist Worker’s guide to some of the best blogs and websites about North Korea and nuclear weapons around the world.

Issue No. 2022


“Washington’s eagerness to use military might has fueled the dangers of a nuclear weapons standoff with North Korea. Two of the sacred axioms of the Bush regime - secrecy and violence - cannot solve this problem and in fact can only make it worse. Einstein was correct - with nuclear weapons, ‘there is no secret and there is no defence’.”

In Welcome To The Nuclear Club, Norman Solomon argues that US foreign policy and the development of a new generation of nuclear weapons are behind the escalating conflict with North Korea.


“Non-proliferation is dead. Long live er.”

This is a very good blog by Owen Miller who writes on page 4. It analyses events in the Korean peninsula and north east Asia, including translations and reports from activists.


“Nuclear weapons have been used twice, on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Atmospheric nuclear testing and nuclear power accidents have also contributed to our now well-documented knowledge of the effects of nuclear weapons. Modern nuclear weapons generally have much greater explosive power than those first two bombs, but the effects would only differ in scale.”

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s website has some very useful backgound to the use and effects of nuclear weapons.

NukeWatch UK

“HIghly dangerous military convoys carrying nuclear warheads travel regularly up and down Britain by road - between the nuclear warhead factory at Burghfield (near Aldermaston) in Berkshire and the Trident nuclear base at Coulport in Scotland. No radiation warning symbols are carried and neither the public nor local authorities are warned of these nuclear convoys.”

NukeWatch is a nationwide network which monitors the nuclear convoys, informs the public, local authorities and media of their movements and campaigns against them.

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Sat 14 Oct 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2022
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