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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…

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…

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