"For us to win and by us, I mean all of us, including the bigots, sexists, religious intolerant and war mongers. For all of humanity to win, we as peacemakers and justice seekers must understand that all our struggles are inextricably linked. That your struggle is mine and mine is yours."
The Hanford facility is a disaster in slow motion. Located upriver from Portland, Oregon, the site's nuclear waste has already contaminated nearby groundwater. And the proposed solution to cleanup? It carries a high risk of nuclear disaster. This is unconscionable.
"At a deeper level, though, such moral claims [to justify nuclear weapons] serve mainly to ease our national conscience over our desire to have, and our pleasure in having, seemingly infinite power. If those who do not dominate are bound to get dominated, it makes perfect sense to want, to get and to keep infinite power over others."