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28.05.2020

Suvrat Raju: Covid19 completely undercuts the premise of nuclear deterrence

Suvrat Raju: Covid19 completely undercuts the premise of nuclear deterrence

On the 23rd of May, 2020, the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons held its Annual General Meeting online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.  A large part of the meeting was dedicated to reflecting on the implications of covid-19 on the work of nuclear… »

26.05.2020

Tarja Cronberg: Things that were impossible just two weeks ago are suddenly more possible

Tarja Cronberg: Things that were impossible just two weeks ago are suddenly more possible

On the 23rd of May, 2020, the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons held its Annual General Meeting online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.  A large part of the meeting was dedicated to reflecting on the implications of covid-19 on the work of nuclear… »

24.05.2020

Andrew Lichterman: “The decline of the US is more advanced than most believed”

Andrew Lichterman: “The decline of the US is more advanced than most believed”

On the 23rd of May, 2020, the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons held its Annual General Meeting online for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.  A large part of the meeting was dedicated to reflecting on the implications of covid-19 on the work of nuclear… »

22.04.2020

The Humanitarian Initiative: Celebrate and Keep Going

The Humanitarian Initiative: Celebrate and Keep Going

By Catherine Maia and Jean-Marie Collin* Current generations, who have not experienced the fear of a direct nuclear confrontation, have forgotten this feeling of anguish that, after the explosion of atomic bombs in Japan, was omnipresent in presidential speeches, films, music and even civil protection programmes. Yet, today, we are… »

21.04.2020

Earth Day 2020: Climate change would be small fry compared to nuclear war

Earth Day 2020: Climate change would be small fry compared to nuclear war

On this Earth Day 2020, members of the Abolition 2000 coodinating committee and others have written a statement in support of the need to address the triple threats facing humanity today: climate change, global pandemics and nuclear devastation.  The statement is open for signatories by anyone who would like to… »

03.04.2020

In a Pandemic, The Bomb Looks Different

In a Pandemic, The Bomb Looks Different

Everything looks different through the lens of Covid-19. by Vicki Elson and Timmon Wallis.* If we can suddenly mobilize trillions of dollars to prop up the economy, why can’t we mobilize trillions to provide better food, shelter, and health care for our children? If we can stop polluting China’s air… »

13.03.2020

The Virus of Nuclear Proliferation

The Virus of Nuclear Proliferation

By Alice Slater* for InDepthNews. In an avalanche of reporting we are now assaulted with information about how the world is urgently attempting to batten down the hatches to avoid the possibility of deathly consequences from the broadly publicized outbreak of the coronavirus, causing the possibility of… »

03.03.2020

Spain and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: event in the Spanish Congress

Spain and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: event in the Spanish Congress

As a result of the visit to Spain by Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, an event took place in the Spanish Congress of Deptuties on the 26th of February to talk about Spain’s position regarding the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons… »

08.02.2020

Macron proposes European role for French nuclear weapons, won’t meet with Hiroshima Survivor

Macron proposes European role for French nuclear weapons, won’t meet with Hiroshima Survivor

In a speech outlining his vision for France’s nuclear deterrence strategy, President Macron touted the role of nuclear weapons in European security policy and dismissed calls for their global abolition as an ‘ethical debate’ that lacked ‘realism in the strategic context.’ Meanwhile, Elysee has yet to respond to an invitation to… »

08.10.2019

What we know about nuclear weapons and the nuclear industry thanks to WikiLeaks

What we know about nuclear weapons and the nuclear industry thanks to WikiLeaks

“The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on 11 October. Why I support the nomination of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.” Felicity Ruby for openDemocracy The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on 11 October. Julian Assange and WikiLeaks have been nominated for the prize again this year, as… »

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