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There never was a good war or a bad peace. ~Ben Franklin

What Happened to the Nuclear Test Sites?

Nuclear bomb tests ended over 20 years ago but the legacy of the test areas still remains and will do for hundreds or thousands of years.
The IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) estimate that by the year 2000 some 430,000 cancers were caused by atmospheric (above ground) nuclear bombs tests, from 1951 to 1962. (The Partial Test Ban Treaty of 1963 put a stop to above ground tests, fortunately.) Eventually, as many as 2.4 million deaths worldwide can be attributed to the nuclear fallout from atmospheric atomic blasts, according the IPPNW. It was a truly crazy time. Is the human species mad?

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Peace Building, Mutual Aid, and Local Grassroots Community Efforts

People to come together to solve shared challenges at the grassroots level. This discussion forum is for events, plans, strategies and tactics to support sustainability and justice, including mutual aid and self-bootstrapping. Put your reviews of peace-promoting games and nonviolent disobedience training here as well.

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Anti-Nuke_Campaign for a S.M.A.R.T. future

# The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) # The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treat (ABM Treaty) # The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) -- Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has an excellent anti-nuke page, arguing for nuclear disarmament. http://www.psr.org/site/PageServer?pagename=security_main

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Tax Dollars Spent on Military versus Peace Tax Initiative

Taxpayers can take stock of how the federal government spent their 2007 income tax dollars: over 42 percent went towards military spending, while education received just over 4 percent. The National Priorities Project shows how the average Tulsan family is diverting $360 of their 2007 income tax dollars to buy military hardware, military services, military advertising, military recruiters, and to pay down war debt accumulated by the military during past wars. The campaign for a Peace Tax in lieu of War Taxes is a nationwide campaign.

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