Nuclear disarmament

Breaking the Nuclear Chain: From Victim to Actor

Breaking the Nuclear Chain is a campaign, of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), IKV Pax Christi and Peace Boat, that aims to give the debate on the consequences of all components of the nuclear chain…

Breaking the nuclear chain”, a new campaign

The campaign “Breaking the Nuclear Chain” will be launched on 22 October 2012 by the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), IKV Pax Christi and Peace Boat. We talk about this initiative and its objectives with Marte…

Nuclear Weapons Are ‘No Guarantee’ of Security

The inability of nuclear weapons to guarantee a country’s security or independence was highlighted in the speech of Kazakhstan’s Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kairat Umarov, to the United Nations General Assembly. ICAN Video “The threat of proliferation of nuclear…

Eliminate Atomic energy. Major changes called for.

We report here a communication from IALANA (International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Weapons) Berlin “Peace and Scientific Organizations criticize sharply the annual International Atomic Energy Organization Assembly (IAEA). Following the annual International Atomic Energy Organization (IEAE) conference in Vienna,…

We are defined by what we choose to celebrate — We should not celebrate nuclear weapons

In a late night debate on the House Floor, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) strongly objected to H.R. 5987, which will establish a new National Park celebrating the technological achievements of the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was a secret endeavor…

Ban Ki-Moon: The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded

Last month, competing interests prevented agreement on a much-needed treaty that would have reduced the appalling human cost of the poorly regulated international arms trade. Meanwhile, nuclear disarmament efforts remain stalled, despite strong and growing global popular sentiment in support…

Scottish nuclear weapons

Scottish independence has been pending for many years , or centuries if you take to that perspective, and now it’s closer than ever. It’s only a referendum away. There’s two issues tied to the discussion on Scottish independence that trigger…

Iran Call for Nuclear Abolition by 2025 is Unreported by New York Times

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), formed in 1961 during the Cold War, is a group of 120 states and 17 observer states not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. The NAM held its opening 2012 session yesterday under…

ATOM Project launched at parliamentary assembly in Kazakhstan

The ATOM Project, an exciting new initiative to build global support for nuclear abolition, was launched at a parliamentary assembly in Astana, Kazakhstan on 29 August, the International Day Against Nuclear Tests. The project, entitled Against Testing Our Mission (ATOM),…

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