Peace and Disarmament

07.12.2014

Images from the ICAN civil society forum day 2

Images from the ICAN civil society forum day 2

A selection of images from day 2 of the ICAN civil society forum.  All images courtesy of ICAN Austria. More images can be found on their flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129150020@N08/sets/72157649221634858/ Closing panel… »

07.12.2014

It’s time to quit the nuclear habit

It’s time to quit the nuclear habit

The second day of the civil society forum started with a panel on the theme of political leadership which involved representatives from those countries which have organised inter-governmental conferences speaking about the things achieved to date in the process of this humanitarian approach to disarmament. Gry Larsen from Norway, a… »

06.12.2014

images from the ICAN civil society forum in Vienna

images from the ICAN civil society forum in Vienna

Here is a selection of images from the ICAN civil society forum in Vienna. Photos courtesy of ICAN Austria. A flikr feed of all photos of the event can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129150020@N08/sets/72157649221634858/ Masters of Ceremonies An artist makes a graphical synthesis of the day’s events… »

06.12.2014

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

“This is not the future that must be. But it is the future that will be if we do not act.”

“This is not the future that must be.  But it is the future that will be if we do not act.”

These were the dramatic words of Dr. Ira Helfand in the opening panel of the civil society forum organised by the International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons, in Vienna, Austria, today. The forum, bringing together 600 activists, youth and experts from 70 countries, has been organised in the run up to… »

06.12.2014

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… »

03.12.2014

UK set to join the USA in Vienna anti-nuclear conference

UK set to join the USA in Vienna anti-nuclear conference

It was announced yesterday in Parliament that the UK will be attending the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, the third in a series that began with Oslo in March 2013 and was followed by Nayarit, Mexico in February 2014. This is the first time that the… »

29.11.2014

How we learned to stop playing with blocks and ban nuclear weapons

How we learned to stop playing with blocks and ban nuclear weapons

“It is in the interest of the very survival of humanity that nuclear weapons are never used again, under any circumstances.” This is the view of the 155 states that endorsed the joint statement delivered by Ambassador Dell Higgie of New Zealand. “The only way to guarantee that nuclear weapons… »

16.11.2014

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,… »

16.11.2014

Peace Prize Winners to meet in Rome after abandoning South Africa

Peace Prize Winners to meet in Rome after abandoning South Africa

The Nobel Peace Laureates have relocated their 2014 summit from South Africa to Italy after abandoning any possibility of attaining a visa for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The summit was due to take place in Cape Town in October but the South African government, under pressure from China, their… »

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