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NYC Don’t Bank on the Bomb Campaign: An advocacy campaign seeking divestment of New York City pensions from nuclear weapons, affiliated with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which was awarded with the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its successful advocacy for the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, negotiated at the UN in New York.

Hibakusha Stories: A New York City-based initiative: “The mission of Hibakusha Stories is to pass the legacy of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to a new generation of high school and university students to empower them with tools to build a world free of nuclear weapons. ‘Hibakusha’ is the Japanese word for atomic bomb survivors, who, in their advancing age, have a very limited opportunity to share their first hand witness.” Hibakusha Stories is also a member of ICAN.

Gateway National Recreation Area: This archipelago of parks in New York and New Jersey includes several former nuclear weapons bases. The National Parks Service website has several useful articles on the history of nuclear weapons in New York City, including Fort Tilden in Rockaway and Sandy Hook in New Jersey.

Friends of the Pleistocene conducted research on the potential ongoing radioactive contamination of the former site of the Staten Island uranium warehouse, by the Bayonne Bridge, which was a crucial part of the Manhattan Project’s supply chain.

Why They Called It the Manhattan Project“: A 2007 article in the New York Times about New York City sites that played a crucial role in the development of nuclear weapons in World War II.

Almighty (Blue Rider, 2016): Book on the history of nuclear weapons by Washington Post journalist Dan Zak; focuses on the story of New Yorker and activist Sister Megan Rice.

Larry Wittner: Larry Wittner is one of the foremost historians of the anti-nuclear movement, author of Confronting the Bomb: A Short History of the World Nuclear Disarmament (Stanford UP, 2009). He has also written specific articles on New York City’s history of peace activism (including on nuclear issues), and anti-nuclear protests at Columbia in the early 1960s.

The Fate of the Earth (Alfred A Knopf, 1982): Classic book by Jonathan Schell on the impact that a nuclear attack would have on New York City.


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