Category Archives: Los Alamos

When an H-Bomb Dropped near Albuquerque

Albuquerque has long had a nuclear legacy. One part of it was the time when a hydrogen bomb was accidentally dropped in Albuquerque. On May 22, 1957, a B-36 bomber was flying from Biggs Air Force Base in Texas to … Continue reading

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Los Alamos, the Nuclear City on The Hill

In the northern part of the state of New Mexico there is the city of Los Alamos, birthplace of the atomic bomb and a place that makes up a significant part of the military colonization in the state. What makes … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Closed Corporation (1968) by James Ridgeway

The Closed Corporation: American Universities in Crisis by James Ridgeway 1968, Ballantine Books, New York. The Closed Corporation: American Universities in Crisis, is a book written by James Ridgeway in 1968. In it he gives a good overview of the … Continue reading

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Modern New Mexico Shaped by Big Military Projects – NMBW

This article from the New Mexico Business Weekly earlier this year gives an overview of how the economy and society of modern New Mexico was shaped by the military colonization of the state.  The nuclear and high tech research brought … Continue reading

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The National Atomic Museum

This is a postcard from the National Atomic Museum in Albuquerque, back when it was based on Kirtland Air Force Base.  I went there once when I was younger going with my dad.  It was one of the few places … Continue reading

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2006: Bingaman Bringing In Military Dollars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 22, 2006 BINGAMAN: DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL CLEARS SENATE   BILL SUPPORTS NEW MEXICO MILITARY EFFORTS & DOE LABORATORIES     WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today said he is pleased the Senate has passed … Continue reading

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UNM Gets Grant of Over $50 Million From Army in 2003

UNM Gets Grant of Over $50 Million From Army in 2003 Back in 2003 UNM was awarded a grant from the US Army.  It was given to UNM along with New Mexico State University, with UNM being the project leader.  … Continue reading

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