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On actions for Sept. 26, International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Press Release On Actions for September 26, International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons September 22, 2014 Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs The forthcoming September 26 will mark the first International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. In December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution to declare September 26 as the International Day, based on ...

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Join People from around the World to Call for Human Security First!

Coming Sunday the 21st September will be the International Day of Peace. Since last year the world has become less peaceful again – see the Global Peace Index 2014 – and developments in places like Ukraine, Syria and Libya do not make one optimistic for the coming years. Central to many of these challenges seems to be the continues focus on security as something that can only be gained and defended with gun ...

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Do you have the courage to ban nuclear weapons?

From the 6-7 December 2014, ICAN will host a Civil Society Forum in Vienna on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. Despite the compelling call of the humanitarian initiative, nuclear weapons states continue to cling to their inhumane weapons. Governments will convene for the Third conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons on 8-9 December, shortly after the Civil Society Forum. Th ...

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Mindanao: Bangsamoro Basic Law submitted to Congress

Osbi Santillan, of World without Wars and Violence, informed Pressenza: “that the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), prepared by the Bangsamoro Transition Council (BTC) has been turned over by the President of the Philippines to the Legislative Branch (Senate and Congress) of the Philippine Government for them to deliberate and debate. This draft hopefully results with a Bangsamoro Law that will provide the ...

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Happy Nuclear-Free Birthday to the People of Japan

  Human Wrongs Watch By Kendra Ulrich*, 15 September, 2014 Greenpeace — Every birthday is special – but today Japan is celebrating something unique. Japan has been nuclear-free for one year. Nuclear-free – a phrase that in its simplicity carries a devastating message for the worldwide nuclear industry, and an inspiring lesson for people across the globe. The future can indeed be free of the threat of a ...

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Drop Your Weapons. When and Why Civil Resistance Works

By Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan for  Foreign Affairs via Waging Nonviolence Over the past three years, the world has witnessed a surge of nonviolent resistance movements. Pictures of huge demonstrations in public squares have become a staple of international news broadcasts, and Time named “the protester” as its Person of the Year for 2011. These days, it seems that at any given moment, thousands of ...

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Japan May Receive Offensive Military Weapons from US amid Rising Tensions with China, N. Korea

  Human Wrongs Watch By RT*, 10 September 2014 – The United States could provide offensively geared weapons to the Japanese military within five years, Tokyo officials say. The discussions between the two countries come as Japan’s rivalry with China intensifies and alliances shift among Pacific powers. The talks with the US cover what Japan regards as a “strike capability,” and are still preliminary. A ...

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UN Officials Call for Renewed Global Commitment to Ending Nuclear Tests

Human Wrongs Watch United Nations officials on 10 September 2014 called for renewed commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests, noting that nearly 2,000 such tests have taken place since 1945. “Our collective aspiration for a world free of nuclear weapons must be reflected in a firm and formal commitment to ban nuclear tests,” Charles Thembani Ntwaagae, Vice-President of the General Ass ...

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Do You Have the Courage to Ban Nuclear Weapons?

Human Wrongs Watch By International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)*, September, 2014 — From the 6-7 December 2014, ICAN will host a Civil Society Forum in Vienna on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons. Despite the compelling call of the humanitarian initiative, nuclear weapons states continue to cling to their inhumane weapons. Governments will convene for the Third conference on the huma ...

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Italian parliamentarians present motion supporting a treaty banning nuclear weapons

A motion was recently submitted to the Italian Parliament supporting the humanitarian initiative and urging the government to take action towards a nuclear weapons ban. We spoke to Lisa Clark of PNND and Francesco Vignarca from Rete Disarmo about this motion, and what this could mean for Italy and its involvement in creating a ban on nuclear weapons. Rete Disarmo and PNND Italy supported a motion that was p ...

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