Henry Stoever, center, marches on the Missouri Capitol in 2018, carrying an MLK sign with Martin’s challenge: “We, as a nation, must undergo a radical revolution of values. When profit motives and property rights are more important than people, the giant triplet of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”—Photo by Jane Stoever

‘Halt imminence of nuclear war’

Henry Stoever, in an open letter, urges President Biden to immediately stop the manufacturing, deployment and targeting of US nuclear weapons. “Use your better angels,” pleads Stoever.

The Friends Committee on National Legislation has circulated this phrase from Martin Luther King Jr. as both a poster and a yard sign, available online.

Reflections on a debacle—the Afghanistan war

As the mother of an Army Infantry Officer who served for 13 months during Obama’s Afghanistan surge, I feel an overwhelming sadness for the men and women who served in Afghanistan. I also feel great sadness for the huge losses and suffering the Afghan people endured. The military and the U.S. government knew early on that the Afghanistan War was a debacle.

Rug: No Nukes—Photo by Laurentiu Morariu, at unsplash.com/photos/41_POIRHtNA

Forecasting a spring thaw on prospects of a nuclear winter    

Are you discouraged by the growing threat of nuclear weapons? There may be en-couraging news on the horizon. A recent Politico article raises hopeful prospects that a new Biden administration could reverse the Trump administration’s trend toward heightened nuclear tensions and a renewed nuclear arms race.