Nuclear disarmament

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…

From dismay to inspiration: the final day of the Oslo nuclear weapons civil society forum

Day 2 of the Oslo civil society forum brought with it much important and new information and ended on a wave of inspiration and joy that will surely carry the delegates back to their countries ready to redouble their efforts…

Interview with Tim Wright from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons

Pressenza took the opportunity on the last day of the civil society forum on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons to interview Tim Wright, 27, from Melbourne, Australia, the spokesperson for ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons) who…

Reflections on omnicide, nuclear deterrence and a Maginot Line in the mind

By David Krieger I would like to offer a few reflections in an effort to separate fact from fiction with regard to nuclear weapons, their capacity for devastation and our ability to assure global security by preventing their use. First,…

Why doesn’t France like Oslo?

This article comes from the monthly bulletin of Armes Nucléaires STOP. The conference proposed by Norway on “humanitarian nuclear disarmament” is judged by France to be an “error”. France’s only problem is that of nuclear proliferation, disarmament is not on…

Meteors, nukes and human survival: a wake-up call from Oslo?

Pressenza is covering the upcoming Oslo conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear weapons between on the 4th and 5th of March and the preceding civil society forum starting on the 1st of March.  As part of our coverage Pressenza…

Unspeakable suffering: the devastating impact of nuclear weapons

Unspeakable Suffering – The Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, a study released today by ICAN partner organization Reaching Critical Will (RCW) of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, provides an up-to-date and disturbing look at the evidence of the catastrophic…

Latin American and Caribbean leaders to push for complete nuclear disarmament at UN Summit

Santiago de Chile, January 28th 2013 – Mayors for Peace welcomes the renewed commitment of the 33 Heads of State of Latin America and the Caribbean to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The leaders reaffirmed the priority…

Tomás Hirsch: the meaning of nonviolent action

On February 1st the Chilean humanist Thomas Hirsch took part in the International Conference for Peace that took place at Munich, called “Non violent ways of regime change.” We publish here the transcript of his words: “The name proposed for…

USA: End the Nuclear Lobby

We must stop investing in our extinction! For decades the peace movement has been satisfied with scraps from the table of nuclear weapons and their beneficiaries. Even the New START Treaty was offset by the Obama administration promise to spend…

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