Department of Energy Proposes Relabeling High-Level Radioactive Waste By Sydney Pegues, Public Health Grassroots Organizing and Communications Intern

On January 9th, Georgia WAND submitted comments to the Department of Energy (DOE) regarding the DOE’s proposal to reclassify high-level radioactive waste as low-level waste. Georgia WAND’s comments are below: The Department of Energy is proposing reclassifying “high-level” radioactive waste left over from the production of nuclear weapons as “low-level” …

Buechel, Germany 2018 by Cee’ Cee’ Anderson

July, 8th-16th, 2019: International Action Camp at Buechel Nuclear Airbase; with some Go-Ins and other nonviolent actions This was going to be a trip of a life time! Several activists representing nuclear communities around the U.S. were invited by Anthony Donovan to come to an International Action Camp at Buechel Nuclear Airbase …

Diplomacy and Hypocrisy: on Trump and Putin’s meeting & more

Earlier this week, Putin and Trump met in Helsinki to discuss trade, military, and other matters of importance between the two countries. While many are focusing on the fact that Trump took a kind stance toward Putin–even putting Russia over U.S. intelligence officials’ word–it is true that this conversation was …

Transforming Leadership, Becky’s Reflections by Becky Rafter

I recently returned from the last of three week-long sessions as part of Rockwood’s Learning from the Inside Out Yearlong Fellowship. Our final gathering was in Minneapolis, MN, not far from Prince’s Paisley Park. Amid the string of terrible SCOTUS announcements, I kept my southern hope alive and had a life-changing adventure. …

What Causes Gun Violence? by Janie Hill Scott

The problem of gun violence and school shootings in America is multifaceted. In recent weeks people have suggested to me that being nicer to kids will stop shootings, suggesting that it all arises from bullying. Bullying is never okay and is a major problem in our society that must be …

Who is informing whom? by Natalie Herrington

Has tweeting major political decisions from the White House become the new normal?  On Tuesday, March 13th at 8:44am, these words were tweeted from the @realDonald Trump Twitter account, “Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you …