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15.06.2017

UK doctor denounces Health Secretary, accuses him of incompetence

UK doctor denounces Health Secretary, accuses him of incompetence

In the recent UK general election, the Minister for Health, Jeremy Hunt, was opposed in his constituency by a doctor standing for the National Health Action Party.  Dr Louise Irvine, sadly lost the vote by a over 20,000 votes yet did herself receive 12,000 votes in her campaign. In his acceptance… »

13.06.2017

New Zealand nuclear-free law celebrated as UN negotiates a global ban!

New Zealand nuclear-free law celebrated as UN negotiates a global ban!

By Abolition 2000. New Zealand celebrates the 30th anniversary of its historic nuclear free legislation this month with a series of events around the country. At the same time, the United Nations resumes negotiations amongst non-nuclear nations in New York on a nuclear ban treaty which they are… »

05.06.2017

Sowing the seeds of Earth democracy in Trump Times : The Planetary Crisis, Responsibilities and Rights

Sowing the seeds of Earth democracy in Trump Times : The Planetary Crisis, Responsibilities and Rights

Reflections on World Environment Day of President Trump abandoning his responsibility to the Earth and the community of nations). By Dr Vandana Shiva, 4 June 2017, republished from the Seed Freedom website. 5th of June is World Environment Day – a… »

02.06.2017

Phosphate fertilizers as a proliferation-relevant source of uranium

Phosphate fertilizers as a proliferation-relevant source of uranium

By the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. New publication from the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium on the extraction of uranium from phosphate fertilizers and how past events and current international trade practices clearly demonstrate that better-informed export controls and end-user processes are required.  A historical and often overlooked… »

01.06.2017

Nuclear ban treaty: Will governments take on the nuclear arms merchants?

Nuclear ban treaty: Will governments take on the nuclear arms merchants?

An international prohibition on the financing of nuclear weapons could help reverse the nuclear arms race and be a powerful tool in delegitimizing nuclear weapons, according to nuclear disarmament campaigners participating in UN negotiations on a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. ‘Corporations manufacturing nuclear weapons wield tremendous power in the… »

25.05.2017

Radiation and gender: One basis for new nuclear weapons treaty

Radiation and gender: One basis for new nuclear weapons treaty

By the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research This week, an historic nuclear weapons ban proposal was unveiled at the United Nations. The proposed agreement recognizes, for the first time, that nuclear weapons and radiation… »

14.05.2017

Norwegian Trade Unions endorse boycott of Israel

Norwegian Trade Unions endorse boycott of Israel

On May 12, 2017, the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), representing close to one million workers, endorsed a full boycott of Israel to achieve Palestinian rights under international law. LO is the largest and most influential umbrella organization of labor unions in Norway. Commenting on this significant BDS victory… »

05.05.2017

What is driving North Korea to nuclear madness?

What is driving North Korea to nuclear madness?

Another cycle of conferences started this week in Vienna to culminate in a conference to review the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 2020.  States Parties and civil-society organisations have exchanged views in the general debate and in a number of side events.  At an International Peace Bureau event on “NATO,… »

24.04.2017

World military spending: increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries, says SIPRI

World military spending: increases in the USA and Europe, decreases in oil-exporting countries, says SIPRI

Total world military expenditure rose to $1686 billion in 2016, an increase of 0.4 per cent in real terms from 2015, according to new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Military spending in North America saw its first annual increase since 2010, while spending in Western Europe… »

20.04.2017

Barcelona votes to end complicity with Israeli occupation & illegal settlements

Barcelona votes to end complicity with Israeli occupation & illegal settlements

Press release by the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC). Today, in light of Barcelona City Council’s vote to condemn Israel’s occupation, their call for an end to complicity in Israel’s violations of international law, and their affirmation of the legitimacy of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement… »

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