Articles by Winslow Myers

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Nuclear Deterrence, North Korea, and Dr. King
Winslow Myers | PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jan 2018

If we want North Korea to change, we need to examine our own role in the creation of the echo chamber of threat and counter-threat. Dr. King’s death was a mortal blow to our greatness as a nation. He connected the dots between our racism and our militarism.

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Our Nuclear Folly
Winslow Myers | PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Apr 2017

10 Apr 2017 – The well-established assumption that North Korea is our most difficult and dangerous foreign policy challenge is worth a little dispassionate examination. NK is a pariah nation led by a greedy Stalinist family. No one can say with any certainty whether they could be brought to the table to discuss abolition. Why can’t we admit that we ourselves harbor a similar reluctance?

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Ground Zero Is Everywhere
Winslow Myers, PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Apr 2016

As President Obama convened an international conference to discuss the sequester of fissile materials against terrorists, he has also quietly agreed to an obscenely expensive long-term renewal of U.S. nuclear weapons systems. Setting an example demands that citizens become more engaged with foreign policy, acknowledge that there is good and evil in all of us, and bear the truth that ground zero is everywhere on one small planet.

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How Does It End?
Winslow Myers, PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2016

What makes our own arrogant and pompous leaders one whit less adolescent than theirs? We are subject like the North Koreans to the same self-perpetuating paranoia, the same lack of moral imagination, the same suppression of truth-telling, the same wildly unnecessary secrets and lies, the same demagogic rationalizations of the status quo, the same folly of an endless arms race, the same nuclear dictatorship that leaves citizens without a voice when world-ending decisions are made.

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Nonviolence: The Unconquerable Authority
Winslow Myers – Common Dreams, 7 Mar 2011

The subversive and hopeful message of Egypt’s Tahrir Square is that change does not have to come by violence, just as the message from Tripoli—or Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq—is that violence only cycles into worse violence. If unarmed citizens in Tahrir Square can create positive change, why can’t the most powerful democracy on earth choose to bring about change not with military violence, but with magnanimous humanitarian aid and adherence to international laws and institutions?

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