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Ann Mulligan

On Monday, May 11th, Oliver Timmons died in his sleep. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. At the young age of 58, we all lost a tremendous human being.

The loss of Oliver is a heartbreak to his family members, devastating to his friends, very significant to his acquaintances. To the Rockland Coalition to End the New Jim Crow, (RCENJC)  the loss of Oliver Timmons will have impactful, permanent, and difficult results.

Oliver’s activism was committed, meaningful and transitional. Oliver was...

Rene Wadlow

 In “Nuclear-weapon Non-prolifereation and Global Order” I outlined the framework of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the role of the Review Conferences.  Here I will deal first with the evolution of the NPT Reviews and then turn to possible avenues for future action.

The NPT Review Conferences, every five years, provide an opportunity for governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to evaluate progress in disarmament among the nuclear-weapon States...

Rene Wadlow

The Review Conference on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) started at the United Nations in New York on 27 April and is planned to run until 22 May. (In 1980, the Review had run three extra days in the hope of being able to reach consensus on an agreed “outcome document” in which it failed. So, we always know when the Review starts but not when it ends.)  I had chaired the representatives of the  non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to the 1975 and 1980 Reviews, and participated in the  1985 and 1990 Reviews, after which...

Doug Mackey

On May 4th, college students across the United States were holding “teach-ins” about the war in Vietnam.  Four of our fellow students were shot at Kent State by members of the National Guard.  You could taste the anti-war movement. 

Some of the actions became destructive; the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) building on the Kent State Campus was set on fire - one of the reasons...

Ethan Vesely-Flad

In response to the tragic death of Freddie Gray, the Fellowship of Reconciliation has been in Baltimore this week working closely with Baltimore United for Change – a broad coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working for justice.

On Sunday night, May 3rd, FOR led a training in nonviolent civil disobedience under the leadership of this coalition. 

This work reflects our grassroots partnerships toward...