A Message In Uncertain Times

In the words of our community elder, Annie Laura Howard Stephens, “Be encouraged. Be encouraged. Be encouraged.” It’s uncertain times like these that remind us to be steadfast in our trust in ourselves and each other. The multiple stories of acts of kindness such as pop-up food pantries, young people running …

NRC Announces Opportunity to Request Hearing on Vogtle Unit 3 Notice of Intended Operation

The NRC has published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request a limited adjudicatory hearing regarding the notice of intended operation. Petitions requesting a hearing must be filed by April 13, by anyone whose interest may be affected by Vogtle Unit 3’s proposed operation and who wishes to participate as …

Energy Dept. Nearly Triples Funding for Plutonium Pit Production Cuts Cleanup in Half But Refuses to Complete New Env. Impact Statement for Los Alamos Lab

Nuke Watch New Mexico FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 10, 2020 Contact: Jay Coghlan, Nuclear Watch NM, 505.989.7342, jay@nukewatch.org Scott Kovac, Nuclear Watch NM, 505.989.7342, scott@nukewatch.org Santa Fe, NM – Today the Department of Energy’s semi-autonomous nuclear weapons agency, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), announced that it will not complete a new site-wide environmental impact …

Annie Laura Howard Stephens Receives the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” This quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is exemplified in Georgia WAND community leader Annie Laura Howard Stephens. For years, she has worked to elevate the voices of her community and hold accountable the nuclear industries …

From Armistice to Peace: Ending the Korean War

Members of the Georgia Korea Peace Campaign (Georgia WAND, Women Cross DMZ, ReGeneration Movement, Sesamo Atlanta) held our first coalition event “From Armistice to Peace: Ending the 66th Year Old Korean War” this past summer.  There were about 90 people in attendance along with approximately 6 Korean newspapers and media …

Gerrymandering? Really?

by Morgan Copeland, Census and Redistricting Fellow Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that partisan gerrymandering is allowed within the confines of the Constitution.  Gerrymandering, the practice of drawing obscure lines within congressional districts, to manipulate the political playground in favor of one party over another, has been a prominent political …