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06.12.2014 Human Wrongs Watch

New Nuclear Arms Race Underway

New Nuclear Arms Race Underway

Human Wrongs Watch By Mark Blackwood and Paul Mitchell, 6 December 2014, WSWS*– Nearly five years ago, at the 2010 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference, the nuclear powers restated their commitment to a “diminishing role for nuclear weapons in security policies to minimize the risk that these weapons ever be … »

06.12.2014 Silvia Swinden

John Oliver on Nuclear Weapons

As the Third Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in Vienna on Dec 8-9 approaches, here is a humorous (and terrifying) piece by comedian John Oliver on the subject. Last … »

16.11.2014 PAX

Financial sector invests over 402 billion US dollars in nuclear weapons producers

Financial sector invests over 402 billion US dollars in nuclear weapons producers

Global financial institutions made an estimated 402 billion US dollars available to nuclear weapons producers. The report Don’t Bank on the Bomb, published on the 7th of November by Dutch peace organization PAX, identifies 411 banks, insurance companies and pension funds with investments in 28 companies involved in the production, … »

12.09.2014 Inter Press Service

Mideast Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone Remains in Limbo

Mideast Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone Remains in Limbo

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Sep 11 2014 (IPS) – After four long years of protracted negotiations, a proposal for a nuclear weapons-free zone (NWFZ) in the strife-torn Middle East remains in limbo – and perhaps virtually dead. But United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, … »

04.09.2014 Human Wrongs Watch

Do You Have the Courage to Ban Nuclear Weapons?

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 … »

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