Nuclear Violence in Popular Music

In my blog on Nuclear Violence in Popular Culture I wasn’t able to include all the many examples of nuclear war in the world of music, so I’ve dedicated a whole blog to the topic! Poet Bob Dylan took up the theme cryptically in “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” (1962). Now, 54 years later, our society is[…]

James Bond dismantling nuclear bomb

Nuclear Violence in Popular Culture

Nuclear weapons have had a presence in popular culture ever since they were first used in 1945, reflecting humanity’s fear of and morbid fascination with these hugely destructive inventions. Fears about nuclear warfare may seem dated to those born after the cold war such as myself. However in 2007 former Secretary of Defense William Perry[…]

Building on a long tradition of mass participation

Happy new year, everybody! 2015 is shaping up to be a very interesting and productive year for 80,000 Voices. We have a team now, as I have been joined by three talented, committed individuals – Tim Carr, Michael Townsend and Erin Hutching (see all of us pictured below at our Christmas party!) We are incredibly excited to[…]

What makes us different?

Gina is off in Vienna, at the ICAN Civil Society Forum, and I’m sure she is going to come back bursting with inspiration and knowledge to share in next week’s blog. Meanwhile I’ve been busy thinking about what 80,000 Voices really is and how best to share this with the world. What makes us different?[…]

How Nearly Everything in Doctor Strangelove is True

This Tuesday I went to see writer Eric Schlosser talk about his article “How nearly everything in Dr Strange love is true, and what we need to do about it.” Read Eric’s article here The film Dr Strangelove (directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers, George C Scott and Sterling Hayden) was originally released by[…]