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Peace campaigners letter to Hague & Cameron: do not send arms to Syria

Stop the War Coalition opposes lifting of arms embargo on Syria – Letter to PM and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Corbyn MP will be joined by peace campaigners and activists in handing a letter in to the Foreign Office at 10.15am…

Anti-Nukes Move from Norway to Bahrain

After a full week of intensive activities in Oslo during the Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, major anti-nuclear campaigners moved Monday to the Bahraini capital, Manama, in yet another step towards the abolition of atomic weapons. “Nuclear…

Costa Rican elected as Chair of new nuclear disarmament process in Geneva

Representatives from over 100 governments met in the Palais des Nations (United Nations) in Geneva today for the first session of an open-ended working group (OEWG) established to take forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations for the achievement and maintenance of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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