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27.09.2018

It’s time to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

It’s time to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons statement to the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, 26 September 2018, given by Ray Acheson from Reaching Critical Will. I’m speaking today on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. With 532 partner organisations in 103… »

27.09.2018

Nuclear Ban Treaty 38% of the way into force after only one year

Nuclear Ban Treaty 38% of the way into force after only one year

Anti-nuclear activists around the world were celebrating the tremendous achievement that the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is almost half way into force on this the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  The date, 26th September, commemorates the day in 1983 when Lieutenant Colonel… »

23.08.2018

73 Years On, a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World Remains a Mirage

73 Years On, a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World Remains a Mirage

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – Nobel Peace Prize laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda recall a quote from Martin Luther King Jr – “We are always on the threshold of a new dawn” – and aver that the adoption of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear… »

21.08.2018

Nuclear weapons are terrifying, but what can I do?

Nuclear weapons are terrifying, but what can I do?

Nuclear weapons are indeed the worst weapon ever created. They are designed to decimate cities. The Red Cross & the UN have said that if they’re used in a populated area, there’s no help coming[1], there’s nothing anyone can do to mitigate the damage. The only thing we… »

06.08.2018

City of Hiroshima peace declaration

City of Hiroshima peace declaration

Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, which with the bombing of Nagasaki 3 days later, caused the immediate deaths of over 200,000 people, and the subsequent deaths of tens of thousands more.  Every year, the City of Hiroshima commemorates the victims and calls for peace and… »

04.08.2018

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 7 things you should know

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 7 things you should know

August 3, 2018 ICAN Next week marks 73 years since two atomic bombs were dropped over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed and maimed, and the effects are still being felt today. But while the mushroom clouds became iconic symbols of mass… »

16.07.2018

Peace Activists Gain Entry to German Air Base that Holds US Nuclear Bombs

Peace Activists Gain Entry to German Air Base that Holds US Nuclear Bombs

On Sunday, July 15th 2018, eighteen people from four different countries cut through fences to reclaim German Air Force Base Büchel, which hosts about 20 U.S. nuclear bombs. The activists are from the USA (7), Germany (6), The Netherlands (4) and England (1). People cut through fencing and got… »

11.07.2018

Pressenza NYC News-show about the ​Nuclear ​Divestment Campaign

Pressenza NYC News-show about the ​Nuclear ​Divestment Campaign

Panel with Anthony Donovan, Director of the documentary ​”​Good Thinking​;​”​ Ray Acheson, Director of Reaching Critical Will​; ​and ​Susi Snyder​, of Don’t Bank on the Bomb​. Hosted by David Andersson​, ​Pressenza NYC. We ​discussed the campaign ​in the US​,​ including updates ​on what’s going… »

06.07.2018

Costa Rica, the 11th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Costa Rica, the 11th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the 7th of July, 2018, Costa Rica deposited its instrument of ratification for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. There are now 11 states parties and 59 signatories. Costa Rica was one of the early champions of the treaty, and its Geneva-based ambassador, Elayne Whyte Gómez,… »

04.07.2018

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

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 of Nuclear Weapons.  The inviting organisations included World without Wars… »

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