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ICAN: global spending on nuclear arsenals increased in 2022 for third year in a row

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) releases the results of its new research on military expenditures related to nuclear arsenals: in 2022, the nuclear-weapon states spent five thousand dollars (4 500 euros) more per minute on their nuclear…

SIPRI report: nuclear weapons continue to increase

In 2022, 82.9 billion dollars were spent on nuclear arsenals. There are 12,512 nuclear warheads and 9,576 in operational status, 86 more than in 2022. The war in Ukraine is driving military spending in Europe to levels not seen since…

Global nuclear weapons spending rises to $82.9 billion by 2022

Total grows for the third year in a row as the nine nuclear weapons states continue to modernise and expand their arsenals. By Alliance for Nuclear Disarmament According to a new report by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons…

The first boat to protest nuclear weapons is back to inspire a new generation

65 years ago, the Golden Rule ignited protests that led to a partial ban on nuclear weapons testing. Now it’s back to fight for nothing short of abolition. By Arnie Alpert Fredy Champagne has been a peace activist ever since…

Nuclear War on Edge

Nuclear war is unthinkable, but also uncontrollable once a spark is lit. There’s no turning back once that big misstep occurs. Indeed, the film Dr. Strangelove (Director Stanley Kubrick, 1964 Columbia Pictures) is all about what could happen if the…

What can “the invisibles” do to make wars stop?

It is said that in a war everyone loses, but that is not true at all. There are those who make huge profits from the death and suffering of other human beings, of men, women and children like us. By…

A new paradigm – either we learn or we disappear…

1.1 Violence in the human process Since the discovery of fire, the domination of some men over others has been marked by the capacity for destruction that a given human collective was able to develop. Those who mastered the technique…

Russia threatens to deploy nuclear weapons in Belarus

Ukraine called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Sunday as NATO condemned Russia for making a “dangerous and irresponsible” suggestion that it could soon deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. President Vladimir Putin made the announcement on…

Chomsky: Change can only come about through mass protest by ordinary people

In 2007, we requested Chomsky to sign the Europe for Peace declaration and to support the campaign to prevent the construction of the US Space Shield in the Czech Republic, a project strongly opposed by the vast majority of the…

The man who defied the nuclear weapons states

Having witnessed the devastating effects of US nuclear testing in his country, Tony de Brum, the Marshall Islands’ foreign minister, took the unprecedented step of bringing cases against the nine nuclear-weapon states before the International Court of Justice in 2014,…

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