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Interview with Mary Popeo of Global Zero

President Obama makes a historic visit to Hiroshima, Japan this week. He is the first sitting president of the United States to visit the site of the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan during World War II. The threat of this ultimate weapon of mass destruction has loomed over mankind ever since the war. Leading the charge today for nuclear disarmament is a group called Global Zero.

I recently interviewed Mary Popeo, an activist who started the Boston chapter of Global Zero.  She talks about getting the group started, what role they will play in this year’s presidential election, and how you can get involved.

Read the full interview at Blogcritics.

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My Orlando Sentinel Column on Nuclear Weapons

Recently, a college student in Boston asked, “How can we get young people interested in nuke disarmament?” As a presidential election year is upon us, eliminating nuclear weapons should be taking center stage as a campaign issue.

Youth, after all, have the most at stake when it comes to nukes. For it is they who will be paying for these weapons of mass destruction for years to come. And it is an expensive tab.

See my full commentary at The Orlando Sentinel:

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