Peace and Disarmament

08.08.2020

Setsuko Thurlow’s Letter to the Government of Spain

Setsuko Thurlow’s Letter to the Government of Spain

His Excellency Mr. Pedro Sánchez President of the Government Kingdom of Spain Your Excellency, This August will mark 75 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I am writing to you as an atomic bomb survivor of Hiroshima and an active member of the International Campaign… »

06.08.2020

Three more countries ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Ireland, Nigeria and Niue

Three more countries ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Ireland, Nigeria and Niue

In a ceremony hosted by ICAN and chaired by Elayne Whyte Gomez, the Costa Rican diplomat who steered the negotiations of the ground-breaking Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, three more countries announced their ratification: Ireland, Nigeria and the pacific island state of Niue. In her opening remarks, Whyte… »

06.08.2020

75 years since the start of the nuclear age, on the verge of abolishing nuclear weapons

75 years since the start of the nuclear age, on the verge of abolishing nuclear weapons

By Carlos Umaña. 75 years ago the world changed forever. On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was detonated over the Japanese city of Hiroshima and then on August 9 another one was detonated over Nagasaki. Approximately 210,000 people died after the detonation and another 200,000 in subsequent years from… »

05.08.2020

An Open Letter to the People of Japan From Concerned Peace Organizations and People of the United States

An Open Letter to the People of Japan From Concerned Peace Organizations and People of the United States

—In observance of the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Japan— We, the undersigned, representing a coalition of concerned peace organizations and people of the United States, are advocating for abolition of nuclear weapons globally. We are gathering here to express our sincere regrets and apologies for our nation’s… »

05.08.2020

Face 2 Face with Brent Fidler

Face 2 Face with Brent Fidler

On this show we speak with Brent Fidler, the author of Shadows of Nagasaki, a science-fiction story in which Japanese nuclear bomb victims reanimate as tormented Yurei ghosts to enact vengeance on the descendants of those involved in the Manhattan Project at Los… »

05.08.2020

75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Vatican is providing moral guidance on nuclear weapons

75 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Vatican is providing moral guidance on nuclear weapons

Ahead of the 75th anniversary year of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pope Francis visited both cities. At a solemn event at the Hiroshima Peace Park in November 2019, Francis declared the use of atomic energy for war to be “a crime not only against the dignity… »

05.08.2020

US Event: 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

US Event: 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

August 6th and 9th are the 75th anniversaries of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To mark those dates, over 160 organizations from across the US have joined together for a national virtual event: #StillHere: 75 Years of Shared Nuclear Legacy. The… »

04.08.2020

U.S. Launches Minuteman III Missile Test Less Than 48 Hours Before 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima Atomic Bombing

U.S. Launches Minuteman III Missile Test Less Than 48 Hours Before 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima Atomic Bombing

The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday morning, August 4, at 12:21 a.m. PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The missile traveled over 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. While Air Force Global Strike Command asserts that missile tests are… »

29.07.2020

Hiroshima commemoration “For a world without nuclear weapons, without nuclear power plants and without war”

Hiroshima commemoration “For a world without nuclear weapons, without nuclear power plants and without war”

Dear friends of peace!In 2020, the Apocalypse Clock displays 100 seconds before midnight!  This worldwide project of renowned scientists is warning us: We are so close to midnight and the Apocalypse has never been so close. Nuclear weapons and global warming are the causes of this situation that threatens humanity. »

28.07.2020

Video: Obstacles to Nuclear Abolition — a discussion with David Swanson, Alice Slater, and Bruce Gagnon

Video: Obstacles to Nuclear Abolition — a discussion with David Swanson, Alice Slater, and Bruce Gagnon

David Swanson, Alice Slater, and Bruce Gagnon discuss obstacles to nuclear abolition and the U.S.-Russia relationship.  … »

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