Remembering Dr. Rita Samuels by Bobbie Paul (former Executive Director of Georgia WAND)

Georgia WAND mourns the passing of Dr. Rita Jackson Samuels, a partner of ours through her work at the Coalition for the People’s Agenda I met Rita Samuels almost 20 years ago in the first floor board room of the old Atlanta Life Building in downtown Atlanta. It was there, on Tuesdays, that weekly …

Nuclear Harm Reduction Starts at Home

 This week, Atlanta hosted the “8th Annual International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit,” a conference with nuclear industry representatives sharing false and misleading information about the viability of any nuclear energy sources. Georgia WAND stands firmly against building any new nuclear power reactors and SMRs (small modular reactors) in particular. …

The $29 billion nuclear boondoggle that’s poisoning Black communities by Gloria Tatum

Scalawag Magazine, Gloria Tatum, March 6, 2018 As members of Congress clamored last month to pass a spending bill and avoid a second federal government shutdown, much of the public dialogue revolved more around the standoff between Republicans and Democrats than the contents of the bill. But for residents of Shell …

Budget for 2019 Beefs up Nuclear, Military Spending by Emily Weyrauch

On Monday, the Trump administration released its plan for the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. In particular, this budget includes increased military spending. The large military budget  focuses on beefing up the US’s nuclear arsenal. The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) budget, a wing of the Department of Energy that maintains …