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NATO membership requires stronger work for disarmament

In connection with the Social Democrats’ announcement that they have changed their position on the issue of Swedish NATO membership, Swedish Doctors Against Nuclear Weapons make clear demands to ensure that Sweden remains nuclear-weapon-free – both territorially and in policy.…

US Secretary of Defense Admits the Real Strategic Goal in Ukraine: Quagmire for Russia

The strategic goal of “weakening Russia” is playing with fire—even nuclear fire—and to allow the war to go on indefinitely, or to escalate, at the expense of the Ukrainian people is cruel, dangerous, and unacceptable. By John Burroughs* Secretary of…

What Florida’s Passing of the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Means for the LGBTQ+ Community across the World

One Step Forward and Two Steps Back By Molly Pimm* In the past month, Florida’s Senate has passed a bill to forbid instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity from kindergarten through to third grade. Officially called the ‘Parental Rights…

World military expenditure passes $2 trillion for first time

Total global military expenditure increased by 0.7 per cent in real terms in 2021, to reach $2113 billion. The five largest spenders in 2021 were the United States, China, India, the United Kingdom and Russia, together accounting for 62 per…

“We don’t have much time to change the course of history”

On the occasion of the Asian Peace Conference that took place on the 3rd of April 2022, Pressenza editor, Tony Robinson gave an intervention on the subject of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy in Asia and the need to eliminate…

Elvis is still in the Building !!

‘The Boy Named If’ is that latest offering and the 32nd Studio Album by Elvis Costello, renowned Singer Songwriter from UK who spent his Childhood growing up in London to later on as a teenager move to probably what he…

Open letter from civil society organizations regarding the situation in Ukraine

Dear International Atomic Energy Agency, We, the undersigned, represent civil society organizations across the world. We are deeply concerned about the safety of the people of Ukraine under the current military aggression, which has put the lives of civilians at…

The Ukraine crisis could trigger a nuclear catastrophe

By Tilman Ruff of IPPNW for Pearls and Irritations, John Menadue’s Public Policy Journal. Republished by kind permission of the Author. There are two potential nuclear dimensions to a war in Ukraine, which could create a massive humanitarian disaster and…

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: An Illegal War of Aggression

Statement by Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, UN Office of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms The Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy strongly condemns Russia’s attack on Ukraine. The Russian invasion is in clear violation of international law,…

Canada’s Big Banks Urged to drop nuclear from Green Investment Portfolios

78 Public Interest groups are calling on Canada’s biggest banks to drop investments in nuclear power, including so-called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) from their fossil-free and ESG* investment portfolios. The banks are all members of the Net Zero Banking Alliance,…

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