Reference Materials

A compilation of reference materials including
publications, films, and websites.

nuclear weapon aftermath

Suggested Films

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Good Thinking - The Documentary - For over 70 years humanities greatest minds, including our scientists who knew the technology best, and our most inspiring social, spiritual and even military leaders have spoken clearly about the inconceivable waste, the terrible cost and gravest danger of nuclear weapons. This is an attempt to honor them and connect with what they shared with us.

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Command and Control - From Robert Kenner, the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., comes Command and Control, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America's nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us.

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The Day After - Watched by millions when broadcast in 1983, the made-for-TV movie 'The Day After' depicts a fictional war between NATO & Warsaw Pact countries that quickly escalates into an all-out nuclear battle between Russia and the US. It focuses on mid-western residents who live near the nuclear missile silos.

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Countdown to Looking Glass - Docudrama uses fictional reports of a crisis in the Middle East, which leads to a nuclear confrontation between the US and the USSR. "Looking Glass" is the code word for the Strategic Air Command's control plane which is to be used in the case of nuclear war.

Suggested Websites

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"Nuclear Tipping Point"
A discussion about nuclear threats with former Sect. of State George Shultz & Henry Kissinger, former Sect. of Defense Bill Perry & former Senator Sam Nunn.

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"Nuclear Savage: the Secret Islands of Project 4.1"
a documentary trailer on the 60+ US Nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands between 1946 and 1958.

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NTI Nuclear Security Index
NTI works with a range of partners on projects designed to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.

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Arms Control Association
Articles, treaties, fact sheets, reports and interviews with scientists, national & international government figures and organizations on nuclear non-proliferation.

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Beyond Nuclear
Good compendium of online resources including articles, books, videos, films.

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ICAN
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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PeaceAction
Peace Action works for smarter approaches to global problems.

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Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Our vision is a just and peaceful world, free of nuclear weapons.

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Veterans for Peace
Veterans leading a call to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Books & Publications

Title/Link Description Date
Risk of nuclear war now highest since WW2 By Renata Dwan, director of the U.N. Institute for Disarmament Research May 2019
The world has nearly 15,000 nuclear weapons. This year's Nobel Peace Prize honors the quest to abolish all of them. Oct 2017
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary heroism, and technological breakthroughs. Aug 2014
Nuclear Weapon Stockpiles: Past and Present There are still some 17,000 intact nuclear warheads around the world, according to a study published in the Bulletin of American Scientists. Sept 2013
Throwing Money at Nukes New York Times Editorial on the B61 Nuclear Bomb Funding May 2013
Time to Ratify Ban on Nuclear Testing Utah Representative Jennifer Seelig notes the 17th Anniversary of the CTBT and urges the U.S. Senate to ratify the treaty. Link
Trinity: The plight of "downwinders" by Eve Mary Verde - a resident of Carbon County July 2012
A World Free of Nuclear Weapons By Sam Nunn with input from Former Sectys of State Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, and former US Secty of Defence William Perry Jan 2007