Peace and Disarmament

15.03.2013

UK: Prince Charles visit smoothing the way for arms sales to repressive Saudi regime

UK: Prince Charles visit smoothing the way for arms sales to repressive Saudi regime

Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) condemns the forthcoming official visit of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia because it openly supports a deeply repressive and abusive regime and promotes the already strong military ties between the UK and Saudi Arabia. The visit comes… »

15.03.2013

Nobel Peace Laureates press Obama on Arms Trade Treaty

Nobel Peace Laureates press Obama on Arms Trade Treaty

US President Barack Obama must take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty, a group of 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners said in an open letter delivered to their fellow laureate at the White House today. Amnesty International, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War… »

13.03.2013

Striving for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

Striving for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

Since the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site 20 years ago, Kazakhstan has been committed to put an end to nuclear weapons. Last year, the Nazarbayev Center was created in Astana to pursue this fight. Roman Vassilenko, Deputy Director of the Center, is very much involved in this issue. »

12.03.2013

Nuclear sabre-rattling in North East Asia: Can Godzilla be tamed?

Nuclear sabre-rattling in North East Asia: Can Godzilla be tamed?

Godzilla, a giant monster mutated by nuclear radiation, first appears in a 1954 Japanese science fiction movie by the same name, ravaging Japan in a symbolic warning about the risks of nuclear weapons. For a couple of decades Godzilla was very popular, appearing in more than 28 films as well… »

07.03.2013

Abolition of nuclear weapons – a human survival imperative

Letter from concerned citizens and organisations to the governments of the USA and Russia Chairs of the US Senate and House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Defence Chairs of the Russian Duma Committees on Foreign Affairs and Defence cc President Barack Obama President Vladimir Putin US Secretary of… »

07.03.2013

A decade on and depleted uranium contamination still blights Iraq

A decade on and depleted uranium contamination still blights Iraq

To mark the 10th anniversary of the 2003 invasion, a new report has highlighted continuing uncertainties over the impact and legacy of the use of 400 tonnes of depleted uranium (DU) weapons in Iraq. The report reveals the extent of DU’s use in civilian areas for the first time. »

06.03.2013

Oslo: Historic global conference prepares ground for new initiative towards ban treaty

Oslo: Historic global conference prepares ground for new initiative towards ban treaty

Press release from the International Campaign Against Nuclear weapons (ICAN) The historic Oslo Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons has concluded with the announcement of a follow-up meeting to be hosted by Mexico. A wide range of states and organisations agreed that an understanding of the… »

06.03.2013

Highly Enriched Uranium and the Production of Medical Isotopes

Highly Enriched Uranium and the Production of Medical Isotopes

Weapons-Grade Uranium and the Hiroshima Bomb by Gordon Edwards, Ph.D  I and many others have long been opposed to the continued use of weapons-grade uranium at Chalk River. It is gratifying that the Government of Canada recently announced they will be phasing out the use of… »

05.03.2013

Historic movement begins towards ban on nuclear weapons

Pressenza republishes this press release from Article36 website. 127 states have taken part in the first-ever conference on the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons, and will meet again in Mexico to take the next step in this initiative to address the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons. This… »

05.03.2013

Nations agree to continue working towards a ban on nuclear weapons

Nations agree to continue working towards a ban on nuclear weapons

In Oslo today 127 nations, together with international organisations and civil society representatives wrapped up their 2 day conference on the humanitarian consequences of a nuclear war. Presentation after presentation by organisations, experts and survivors left those delegates present in no doubt that nuclear weapons have no place in global… »

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