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04.05.2016 Reaching Critical Will

Transparency in the time of opacity

Transparency in the time of opacity

Back in February, the UN General Assembly authorised the formation of a working group to study legal measures for nuclear disarmament.  This week and next week the group convenes again before finishing its work in August.  The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is working hard to ensure … »

02.05.2016 International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

Health federations appeal for prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons

Health federations appeal for prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons

The leading international federations representing the world’s physicians, public health professionals, and nurses have told a special UN working group that the medical and scientific evidence about the consequences of nuclear weapons requires urgent action to prohibit and eliminate them as “the only course of action commensurate with the existential … »

16.04.2016 Amy Goodman

Obama’s Trillion-Dollar Nuclear-Arms Train Wreck

Obama’s Trillion-Dollar Nuclear-Arms Train Wreck

“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” These were the words from the Hindu religious text, the Bhagavad-Gita, that flashed through the mind of the man credited with creating the first atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer, as the first nuclear explosion in history lit up the … »

13.04.2016 Los Alamos Study Group

Nuclear weapon ban treaty – the only way forward

Nuclear weapon ban treaty – the only way forward

Last year, the UN General Assembly approved the formation of an Open Ended Working Group on the subject of “Taking Forward Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament Negotiations”.  Work started in February and will finish in August.  In the first sessions a range of possibilities were discussed. The next sessions take … »

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