Abolition and the Nuclear Age

On 2 September 2023, Ray Acheson, Director of Reaching Critical Will, took part in a panel discussion on Abolition and the Nuclear Age at the Socialism 2023 conference in Chicago. Acheson explored the material and conceptual connections between nuclear weapons and other structures of state violence, including police, prisons, and borders. Josh Frank highlighted the dangers of nuclear energy and critiqued the renewed interest in nuclear power as a “solution” to the climate crisis, while Janene Yazzie focused on Indigenous experiences of nuclearism and highlighted the importance of decolonisation, nuclear disarmament, and Land Back.