Nuclear testing

Death in paradise: the aftermath of nuclear testing in Australia and Oceania

by Aleksandar Novaković The United States of America is the first nuclear power — and the only one to have used its weapons for a military purpose. During World War 2 in 1945, two Japanese cities were bombed by US…

U.S. Launches Minuteman III Missile Test Less Than 48 Hours Before 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima Atomic Bombing

The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Tuesday morning, August 4, at 12:21 a.m. PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The missile traveled over 4,200 miles to the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. While…

Time to Act on Dr King’s Call to Tackle Evils of Racism, Economic Exploitation, and War

By Alice Slater, for InDepthNews. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) just issued its 2020 Yearbook, reporting on developments in armaments, disarmament and international security. In light of the drumbeat of frightening news about growing hostility between the dominant…

Face 2 Face with Alicia Sanders Zakre from ICAN

In this show we speak with Alicia Sanders-Zakre, Policy and Research Coordinator with International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) about the recent reports of White House discussions to resume nuclear weapons testing. www.icanw.org

Kazakhstan, the newest state party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On 29 August, the International Day against Nuclear Tests, Kazakhstan deposited its instrument of ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, becoming the 26th signatory state to do so. The Treaty will enter into force at the…

U.S. to launch yet another provocative Minuteman III ICBM test

Amidst mounting tensions between the United States and North Korea, and just one week after a test launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the U.S. has scheduled another Minuteman III ICBM missile test for Wednesday, May 3, between…

Harrowing testimony of nuclear bomb test survivor reinforces urgency of ban campaigners

On Monday 27th of March, negotiations start on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. It is expected that over 100 countries will participate in the drafting process. Campaigners from the ban treaty network, ICAN (of which Pressenza is partner organisation),…

Today is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day

By iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand. Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day – the 63rd anniversary of the ‘Bravo’ nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands,…

No to nuclear tests and military exercises, yes to peace and disarmament on the Korean Peninsula

On the 2nd of September, the joint South Korean-US military exercises known as “Ulchi-Freedom Guardian”, in which more than 50 thousand Korean and 25 thousand US soldiers took part to “review joint defence strategies”, came to an end. The USA…

ICAN condemns North Korea’s nuclear test, urges nations to pursue global nuclear weapon ban

September 9, 2016: North Korea today confirmed that it had conducted its most powerful nuclear test explosion to date, with an estimated yield of 10 kilotonnes, triggering a magnitude 5.3 earthquake. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) – a…

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