nuclear weapons

On the Ukraine Crisis and No First Use of Nuclear Weapons

By Daisaku Ikeda The following is the text of the statement by peacebuilder and Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda, who is president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI). The Ukraine crisis that erupted in February last year continues with no prospect…

Winston Churchill Was a Monster

Tariq Ali’s book, Winston Churchill: His Times, His Crimes, is an excellent counter to the bizarrely inaccurate propaganda about Winston Churchill that is the norm. But to enjoy this book, you have to also be looking for a general roving…

Civil disobedience to nuclear weapons, a long road ahead

22 January marks the second anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), ratified by 59 countries, including Spain, which, as is well known, does not have nuclear weapons. By Ovidio Bustillo…

The nuclear powers are isolated within the international community

At a time when the risk of nuclear war seems to be rising in relation with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it is worth highlighting two recent major events related to nuclear weapons. International conferences were held in June 2022 in…

ICAN’s United Liaison Seth Shelden delivered the following statement to the 77th session of the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly:

Distinguished delegates, As this Committee meets here in New York, the world faces what is widely agreed to be the highest risk of use of nuclear weapons in decades. Russia has invaded Ukraine and threatened to use nuclear weapons against…

Nuclear Extortion? Abolish Nuclear Weapons

In a moment of candor, President Biden told Democratic Party contributors the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is the highest since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, when the Soviet Union installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, 90 miles from Florida. Referring to…

Sixty years ago the Cuban Missile Crisis erupted and nuclear war came close; Vasily Arkhipov saved the world.

On October 14, 1962, a U.S. U-2 spy plane flying over Cuba revealed that the Soviet Union was building ramps for the installation of missiles with nuclear warheads. President Kennedy immediately ordered a naval blockade of Cuba. The most serious…

A Four-Week Festival of Double Standards

Hypocrisy & Outright Lying by Nuclear-armed States By Jackie Cabasso (IDN) — The 10th NPT Review Conference didn’t fail because it couldn’t produce a final document. It failed because the nuclear-armed states haven’t made good on their fundamental nuclear disarmament…

“Limited regional” nuclear war would trigger a global climate catastrophe according to new study

It’s long been known a major nuclear war could destroy modern civilization and kill most of humanity. But what about a “limited” nuclear war—a conflict confined to one region, say, or involving just a tiny fraction of the world’s arsenals?…

Sit-in outside of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations

Yesterday, during the early sessions of the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), a number of U.S.-based civil society organizations gathered for a sit-in outside of the U.S. Mission to…

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