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USA Today Suggests Watching In My Lifetime

In My Lifetime | The World Channel, tonight, 8 ET/PT

There was a time, peaking in the mid-’60s, when the seemingly imminent approach of nuclear war was at the forefront of the public consciousness. The threat, or at least our focus on it, diminished with the breakup of the Soviet Union — but as recent events in North Korea proved, it has not vanished. This documentary, airing on various PBS outlets at various times, uses old footage and new interviews to examine the history — and the future — of that threat.

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Abolish Nuclear Weapons Before It’s Too Late

How often do we hear “well that can’t happen here.” Whether it is a small event of violence or one that captures the attention of the entire world. As this is being written, the world’s attention is focused on Boston where on Monday, April 15, two men carried out a heinous attack on runners and spectators at the finish line of the Boston Marathon — changing a moment of victory into one of horror and mayhem, changing more than 260 lives, and snuffing out the lives of three individuals including an 8-year-old boy. The brief 21st century has seen these moments too many times.

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Report from Norway Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

 

On March 4th and 5th, 2013 the Norwegian Foreign Ministry hosted a conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons. It was attended by representatives of 132 nations plus United Nations and NGO representatives and members of civil society.

The following is a report of the conference

 

On March 2nd and 3rd ICAN (International Campaign to abolish nuclear weapons) held a conference with over 500 members of civil society organizations from around the world to discuss the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons.

Here is the report of that conference


Educational Media Review Online

 

In My Lifetime

2011
Distributed by The Video Project, PO Box 411376, San Francisco, CA 94141-1376; 800-475-2638
Produced by Robert E. Frye
Director n/a
DVD, color, 109 min.
College – General Adult
Cold War, Atomic Bombs, Nuclear Testing, World History

Reviewed by Andrew Jenks, California State University, Long Beach

Highly Recommended

Date Entered: 8/3/2012

People often say we live in the “nuclear age,” but what that means is never entirely clear. This documentary captures the spirit, or rather spirits, of that era – from its beginnings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the present. Inspired by the late Cold War, when Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan initiated a process of disarmament in Iceland in 1986, the producer hopes to make viewers believe that eliminating nuclear weapons can happen – despite the growing fatalism and relative inattention to the problem in the post-Cold War era. Indeed, what seemed like a great opportunity for disarmament – the end of the Cold War – ushered in a new era of proliferation (North Korea and Pakistan ). And even as the real threat had arguably grown, the perception of that threat since the Cold War’s end paradoxically diminished. My own in-class surveys bear this out: I begin most of my classes by asking students how many fear the possibility of nuclear annihilation. In contrast to my own student experience in the early 1980s, when most of us periodically imagined the terrifying prospect of the mushroom cloud, few hands go up.  (read full review HERE)