Trigger Fingers, Nuclear NATO, and Building Back Better

“While the corona virus sweeps through our families and communities, there is another existential threat we should be mobilizing to prevent: nuclear war. This danger was highlighted in early July, by retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, formerly Secretary of Defense Colin Powell’s chief of staff, who remains well connected within the Washington elite, shared disturbing news. … Read more

Facing History and Ourselves: Article by Joseph Gerson

Facing History and Ourselves: Full Spectrum Dominance, White Supremacy, Hiroshima & Nagasaki “If justice is indivisible, it follows that our struggles against injustice must be united.” – Angela Davis “The image of these police officers squeezing the life out of Floyd might serve as a metaphor for the way U.S. Administrations have for generations, dealt … Read more

A Critical Time for Action

COVID-19

If the Covid 19 pandemic has demonstrated nothing else, it is that very low probability, very high impact calamities do indeed happen, with world shattering results. Jerry Ross (CPDCS Treasurer) published a recent article for Mass Peace Action, calling for political action towards nuclear disarmament at this critical moment.  By Jerald Ross Today we face … Read more

No to Disastrous War with Iran

No War With Iran

“Instead of initiating a war with the assassination of General Soleimani, rationale leaders would have pursued diplomacy to reverse the spiraling dynamic of military escalation, not thoughtlessly and murderously fueling it.” In an article published by the independent newscenter Common Dreams on January 6th, 2020, CPDCS President and Co-founder Joseph Gerson called for restraint and diplomacy … Read more

Statement on Common Security

Statement-AEPF

AEPF, IPB conference, Berlin, 23-24 September, 2019. We in the Europe Asia peace movements, resolutely recommend  commitment to the idea of a Common Security. Earlier developed by the Palme Commission (1982), we are re-imagining and proposing Common Security as a peace and justice  instrument as part of a people’s agendaaccepted by all 57 OSCE countries … Read more

After the Post-Cold War

US-China-Cold-War

January 18, 2019 Burlington, Vermont Joseph Gerson We have entered uncharted territory. The world is changing radically as the post-Cold War order and the 75 years of nearly unrivaled U.S. economic and military dominance are over. The interregnum between the dying order and the new one struggling to be born is a period of uncertainty, … Read more

After the Post-Cold War Era: Geo-strategic Dynamics of the Interregnum &: A Vision for Eurasian Common Security Diplomacy

Joseph Gerson

Eurasia Common Security Workshop Berlin, September 23, 2019 I want to thank Cora Fabros, Reiner Braun and other Workshop organizers, for the opportunity to be joining this gathering.  As challenging as these times are, I trust that what I learn from you will prove helpful as with partners in Europe, the U.S., Russia and Asia … Read more

74 years after Hiroshima, are Americans addicted to nuclear weapons?

Hiroshima damage

Jerald Ross Today is Hiroshima Day. Seventy-four years ago, August 6th, the US ushered in the reality ofatomic warfare with the annihilation of that city and 100,000 of its inhabitants. Given the grislyfact ours was the country that dropped the bomb, and the possibility nuclear apocalypse ismore likely today than at any time since,[i] how … Read more

Jerald Ross: A Time of Crisis OR Opportunity?

Anti-Nuke Rally

By Jerald Ross May 29, 2019 Conference organizer and speaker Joseph Gerson, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament & Common Security. It is often stated – incorrectly – that the Chinese character for “crisis” includes the symbols for both “danger” and “opportunity.” While that may not be literally correct, the character does mean “a pivotal moment when … Read more