nuclear weapons

Celebrating Veterans for Peace’s Nuclear Posture Review & Preventing a Ukraine War

Last month, in January 2022, Veteran’s for Peace launched their own Nuclear Posture Review, pre-empting the US government’s own review which is due later this year. Last weekend, an on-line event was held to present the findings of the alternative…

With Its Doomsday Clock at 100 Seconds to Midnight, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Calls for Escalating US Aggression against Russia

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists emerged after World War II as a voice for peace by some of the scientists who developed the then ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Now, its mission has drifted into being an echo chamber…

North Korea, Perpetual Victim of the US Military-Industrial Complex

By Alice Slater for InDepthNews. It seems hard to believe that in these possible end times in the midst of a global pandemic with an endless succession of catastrophic climate disasters and thousands of nuclear weapons poised and pointed in…

In open letter, prominent leaders urge nations to adopt policies to reduce nuclear dangers and eliminate nuclear weapons

An Open Letter urging nuclear weapons states to adopt no-first-use and other policies to ensure a nuclear war is never fought has been endorsed by prominent signatories, and was delivered today to leaders of the “nuclear five” or N5 countries — China,…

Global network to eliminate nuclear weapons calls on the United States, Russia, the UK, France and China to match words with actions

In 1970, at the height of the Cold War, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) came into force. Under the Treaty, which today includes all but five UN member states, five states acknowledged to possess nuclear weapons, the United States, Russia,…

Mongolia accedes to UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Mongolia acceded to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) on 10 December 2021, becoming the 57th state party. In a speech to the national parliament in October, the Mongolian foreign minister, Battsetseg Batmunkh, said that joining this landmark…

Nuclear arsenal and climate militarisation: An explosive mix

“…Don’t forget Of the rose of the rose Of the rose of Hiroshima The hereditary rose The radioactive rose Stupid and invalid The rose with cirrhosis The anti-atomic rose Without colour without perfume Without rose without anything”. (Vinícius de Moraes)…

Erm, I know you’re busy but nuclear war is getting increasingly likely

While mainstream western media have been spending their time concern trolling about a “missing” Chinese tennis player who is not actually missing, hardly any coverage has gone toward NATO’s announcement that if the new German government does not continue to…

Why is US military spending increasing to new, outlandish levels?

Although critics of the Biden administration’s Build Back Better plan to increase funding for US education, healthcare, and action against climate catastrophe say the United States can’t afford it, there are no such qualms about ramping up funding for the…

76 years ago the U.S. detonated the world’s first nuclear device in the Trinity nuclear test

On this day, seventy six years ago, the world was forever changed when the U.S. detonated the world’s first nuclear device in the Trinity nuclear test. Conducted in the desert of southern New Mexico, it began the morally corrupt, racist,…

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