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13.12.2017

When a Nuclear War Planner Confesses

When a Nuclear War Planner Confesses

By David Swanson Daniel Ellsberg’s new book is The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. I’ve known the author for years, I’m prouder than ever to say. We have done speaking events and media interviews together. We’ve been arrested together protesting wars. We’ve publicly debated electoral politics. We’ve… »

01.12.2017

Mexico becomes 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Mexico becomes 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On the 28th of November, Mexico became the 4th country to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, after the Holy Sea, Thailand and Guyana. With a vote of 78 senators in favour with zero abstentions and zero against, the measure passed its final hurdle in the… »

01.12.2017

Nuclear weapons states to boycott Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

Nuclear weapons states to boycott Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

AFP have reported that ambassadors of nuclear weapons states, with the exception of Russia and Israel, will boycott the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, due to take place in Oslo, Norway, on the 10th of December in which ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) will formally… »

10.11.2017

Spanish action to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Spanish action to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

On 7 July 2017, at the initiative of the United Nations, 122 countries concluded negotiations and elaboration of a Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Subsequently, on 20 September 2017, the process of signing the treaty was opened, with the well-founded expectation that more than 50 countries would ratify… »

02.11.2017

Congressional Budget Office: US Nuclear Forces To Cost $1.2 Trillion over 30 Years

Congressional Budget Office: US Nuclear Forces To Cost $1.2 Trillion over 30 Years

Modernization bill estimated at $400 billion; operations $800 billion Guesstimated future costs discounted for inflation; current-dollar figure much higher On the 31st of October, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 73-page of the future costs of maintaining and modernizing US nuclear weapons, entitled “Approaches for Managing… »

16.10.2017

Interview with Mary Wareham at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Interview with Mary Wareham at the Humanitarian Disarmament Forum

Mary is the founder of the Humanitarian Disarmament Campaign Forum. She gives us a quick historical process of the summit and the objectives of this year’s event in NYC on October 13, 14 and 15 2017… »

13.10.2017

Gorbachev: My plea to Trump and Putin

Gorbachev: My plea to Trump and Putin

By Mikhail Gorbachev.  This letter to the leaders of the USA and Russia was originally published in the Washington Post. This December will mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the treaty between the Soviet Union and United States on… »

28.09.2017

Nuclear warhead delivery to Scotland

Nuclear warhead delivery to Scotland

Press release from the UK campaign group Nukewatch. A nuclear weapons convoy with four warhead  carriers  left Burghfield early on Monday September 25th taking the M4 and then the A34 around Oxford. It went onto the M40 and stopped mid-morning at Kineton near Banbury. After taking… »

04.09.2017

Nuclear weapons transferred from New York to Old York for medical treatment

Nuclear weapons transferred from New York to Old York for medical treatment

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize winning organisation, gathered around 400 delegates from around the world today, 4th of September, in the old city of York in the United Kingdom, to consider strategy and the way forward in the light of the Earth-moving… »

02.09.2017

Doctors tackle nuclear weapons as nations prepare to ban them

Doctors tackle nuclear weapons as nations prepare to ban them

The launch this week of SIPRI’s annual nuclear forces data highlights the growing trend towards massive investment in nuclear weapons modernisation programmes by all 9 nuclear weapons States, despite a reported 3% reduction of 460 weapons in the year. The USA and… »

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