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Exonerate Ethel Rosenberg

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On August 10, 2015
One of the greatest injustices of the Cold War in the U.S. was the execution of Ethel Rosenberg, primarily because she wouldn’t divulge information that would implicate her husband. President Obama should pardon her. Plus conservatives would flip out if he did.
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Citizen Nuclear Science

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On December 1, 2014
Even today, government and industry proceed ahead with new technologies with nothing close to appropriate monitoring and testing to demonstrate its effects on people before they happen (see fracking for one example). That was even more true during the Cold War, when atmospheric nuclear testing was taking place without the slightest clue how all that […]

Post-Nuclear Wealth

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On June 17, 2014

Don’t have a date on this, but if I was a Cold War American, I would feel pretty good about a nuclear attack eliminating all those takers. Found a report I had seen once but had lost the referen

On March 14, 1954, the great labor film Salt of the Earth, a fictionalized version of a 1950 Mine, Mill strike in the zinc mines of southwestern New Mexico, premiered despite being lambasted as a communist plot, subjected to police harassment, and having one of its leads deported to Mexico. On October 17, 1950, miners […]

A-Bomb Sunrise

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On January 10, 2014

This is an excellent set of photographs documenting how atmospheric nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site lit up the night sky in Los Angeles: The light from the tests seems to light up the entire s

Today in Duh

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On August 23, 2013

I suppose it’s good to know for sure that the CIA orchestrated the 1953 coup in Iran, overthrowing a democratically elected government and replacing it with a corrupt but oil-providing Shah, alt

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