Tony Robinson

Humanist Movement Activist, Director of the Middle East Treaty Organization, coordinating committee member of Abolition 2000 - Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, author of the book "Coffee with Silo and the quest for meaning in life" and producer of the film "The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons".

Interviews with ICAN on their visit to Madrid to promote the Ban Treaty

Last week, Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN, and Carlos Umaña, ICAN coordinator from Costa Rica, came to Madrid at the invitation of Spanish MPs and anti-nuclear activists and organisations to support efforts to promote the Treaty on the Prohibition…

Spain: Why would a country that has banned biological and chemical weapons not ban nuclear weapons?

This was the question posed this week in Madrid by Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of ICAN to parliamentarians, mayors, international diplomats, students and activists from a range of civil society organisations during a packed two days of activities in the…

Dominican Republic becomes the 59th country to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

In a tweet on the twitter feed of the Dominican Republic Foreign Ministry it was reported that the Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in New York on Thursday…

Belgian banking group to divest from nuclear weapons

In a raft of new measures in the fields of environmental policy, human rights and arms-related activities, the Belgian banking group KBC announced on Friday the 8th of June that it “will also regard nuclear weapons as controversial weapons. Companies…

Venezuela becomes 7th country to ban nuclear weapons

Following last week’s announcement from Palestine, Venezuela this week joined six other ratifying countries in formally endorsing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. A statement released by the Venezuelan Ministry of Communication said, “On Tuesday, the Permanent Representative…

329 financial institutions shamed for assisting nuclear weapon production

Today marked the release by PAX, the Dutch peace organisation, of their annual Don’t Bank on the Bomb report. This year’s report is more relevant than ever given last year’s historic agreement by 122 countries on the text of the…

Three more countries sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Yesterday, Friday 8th of December, three more countries formally signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in a ceremony at the UN in New York. Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Namibia join 53 other countries as…

Mexico becomes 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the 28th of November, Mexico became the 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, after the Holy Sea, Thailand and Guyana. With a vote of 78 senators in favour with zero abstentions and zero…

Nuclear weapons states to boycott Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

AFP have reported that ambassadors of nuclear weapons states, with the exception of Russia and Israel, will boycott the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, due to take place in Oslo, Norway, on the 10th of December in which ICAN (the International…

An evening with Mario Aguilar, President of the Chilean Teachers’ Association

While a small team of Pressenza editors is in Santiago to cover the Chilean elections, we had the chance to meet Mario Aguilar, the President of the Chilean Teachers’ Association, the largest trade union in Chile. Mario, whose background is…

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