Just days after Barack Obama pledged, during his first international trip as president, that the U.S. will “seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons,” six U.S. environmental and nuclear policy organizations issued far-reaching and detailed recommendations to carry out that promise.
I was standing in line at the bank when I heard a customer ask the teller if her son was home from Iraq. The teller responded that he was not home in her house, but he was back and stationed in Texas. The customer said she was glad to hear that. I thought to myself: But the war is not over, my son is on his way to replace someone else’s son, and how I wish I was that bank teller.
Lyrics by Santa Cruz WILPF Raging Grannies; adapted by Sunny Armer of the NYC Metro RGs Tune: The Yellow Rose of Texas