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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…

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…

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…

Book review: ‘5 myths about nuclear weapons’ by Ward Wilson

By Jean-Marie Collin, “Blog Défense et Géopolitique, Alternatives-Internationales” Here’s a book worth reading!  Its author, Ward Wilson, deconstructs in simple terms the myths that “protect nuclear arsenals”.  His book is a success, because after publication in January last year, he…

Potential nuclear attack ‘devastating and catastrophic’, says senior UN humanitarian official

Senior humanitarian aid workers, United Nations organizations and civil society members are meeting today in Norway to discuss what the international humanitarian community can realistically do to prepare for and to respond to the humanitarian impact of a nuclear weapon…

Desmond Tutu: Nuclear weapons must be eradicated for all our sakes

We cannot intimidate others into behaving well when we ourselves are misbehaving. Yet that is precisely what nations armed with nuclear weapons hope to do by censuring North Korea for its nuclear tests and sounding alarm bells over Iran’s pursuit…

Red Cross “Use of nuclear weapons: No effective relief would be possible”

Ahead of the international conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons that will take place in Oslo on 4-5 March, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is stressing the lack of capacity at the international level to…

ICAN Resolved to Ban Nukes

By Ramesh Jaura A global movement to outlaw nuclear weapons is in the making with significant support from Norway, which is protected by the U.S. nuclear umbrella as a member of the 28-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This emerged…

What Is Ethical?

By Rick Wayman, Director of Programs & Operations, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. During the lunch hour on the final day of the ICAN Civil Society Forum in Oslo, around 150 people attended a panel discussion on “Ethics in International Politics.”…

From dismay to inspiration: the final day of the Oslo nuclear weapons civil society forum

Day 2 of the Oslo civil society forum brought with it much important and new information and ended on a wave of inspiration and joy that will surely carry the delegates back to their countries ready to redouble their efforts…

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