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22 abril 2014
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The continuing threat of nuclear weapons

Given resurgent Cold-War-era arguments for revitalizing US nuclear-weapons capabilities to deter Russian actions in Ukraine, we must resist measures that would reset the “Doomsday Clock” to a point that places all humanity — and indeed all life o...
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Posted in General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons ban treaty, Nuclear Weapons Convention | Desactiva els comentaris

14 abril 2014
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Your doctors are worried

Your doctors are worried about your health―in fact, about your very survival. No, they’re not necessarily your own personal physicians, but, rather, medical doctors around the world, represented by groups like International Physicians for the Preve...
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Posted in General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

9 abril 2014
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The humanitarian initiative and the NPT

The third and final preparatory committee meeting for the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference will convene at the end of April. Central to this Review will be an assessment of progress on the Action Plan adopted in 2010. Sadly, there won't ...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, deterrence, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Nayarit, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear famine, nuclear weapons, Oslo conference | Desactiva els comentaris

9 abril 2014
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The humanitarian initiative and the NPT

The third and final preparatory committee meeting for the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference will convene at the end of April. Central to this Review will be an assessment of progress on the Action Plan adopted in 2010. Sadly, there won't ...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, deterrence, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Nayarit, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear famine, nuclear weapons, Oslo conference | Desactiva els comentaris

8 abril 2014
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Humanitarian message is the key to nuclear abolition

The nuclear-weapon states can’t have it both ways. They can’t say "it’s OK for us to have nuclear weapons because we’re never going to use them" on the one hand, and on the other hand say "our policy is based on deterrence. For deterrence to ...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, deterrence, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear famine, nuclear war, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

7 abril 2014
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DEAD — a grave threat to global health

An uncommon but severe disorder that has been present for over half a century but is not yet officially classified is an under-recognised threat to global health. It relates to the most powerful weapons ever created, nuclear weapons, which have the pot...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, deterrence, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear famine, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

3 abril 2014
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Who likes nuclear weapons?

Why is it that a handful of governments still cling to nuclear weapons and use terms like national strength, power and security as reasons for still possessing these outdated and inhuman weapon systems? … Continue reading →
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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

26 març 2014
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Planting a Seed: Introducing Medical Peace Work to Medical Students in Africa

By Dr. Hellen Barsosio, Executive Director IPPNW-Kenya, and Mary Iwaret, medical student, Kenya, Medical Peace Work Africa Coordinator As doctors in society, we are called to be more than just hospital workers and engage with the politics and social as...
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Posted in África, General, medical education, Medical Peace Work, medical students, peace, peace and development, violence prevention | Desactiva els comentaris

25 març 2014
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What if Ukraine still had nuclear weapons?

The only way in which the conflict between Ukraine and Russia would be different had Ukraine kept possession of the nuclear weapons on its soil after the collapse of the Soviet Union, is that two nuclear-armed states would now be testing each other's w...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, deterrence, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, NPT, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear war, nuclear weapons, proliferation, Russia, Ukraine | Desactiva els comentaris

23 març 2014
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Medical students expand their horizons in Tunisia

We were invited by the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA) to join their Pre General Assembly (preGA) meeting, from 27 February to 3 March in Hammamet, Tunisia, leading up to their annual March meeting. Excited, we accep...
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Posted in armed violence, General, health, IFMSA, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, medical students, nuclear weapons, small arms, Students | Desactiva els comentaris

11 març 2014
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“No greater insanity” is more like it

Churches in Kentucky are offering guns to "unchurched" men in order to bring them into the congregation....Readers of a right-wing news service are being offered a chance to win a "top quality Colt 6920 AR-15 rifle." … Continue reading →
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Posted in Aiming for Prevention news, armed violence, assault rifles, General, gun violence, NRA | Desactiva els comentaris

11 març 2014
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Fukushima three years later: A photo essay

Photo-journalist Kristian Laemmle-Ruff was recently in Fukushima, where he took hundreds of photos documenting the continuing health and environmental costs of the nuclear power plant disaster that devastated a city and its people and shook the world t...
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11 març 2014
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The Fukushima nuclear disaster three years on

The world’s most complex nuclear power plant disaster continues three years on, and will continue for many years hence. About 150,000 people remain displaced, many of them still not knowing if or when they may be able to return to their former homes....
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Posted in Fukushima, General, health, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Japan nuclear crisis, nuclear energy, radiation | Desactiva els comentaris

10 març 2014
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Praise be to Bill Clinton, Boris Yeltsin and Leonid Kravchuk: There are no nuclear weapons in Ukraine!

When the Soviet Union fell apart, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan became de facto nuclear states. Ukraine had the third largest nuclear arsenal in the world with about 5,000 nuclear charges, more than the UK, France, and China put together. The situati...
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Posted in General, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, Russia, Ukraine | Desactiva els comentaris

6 març 2014
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IPPNW calls for a negotiated solution to the Ukraine crisis

IPPNW calls on all parties involved to work for a negotiated solution that respects the rights of all people in Ukraine to be safe from armed conflict and their right to participate in decisions affecting their future. … Continue reading →
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Posted in armed violence, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear weapons, peace, Statements and policy positions, Ukraine | Desactiva els comentaris

3 març 2014
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From Oslo and Nayarit to Vienna

Starting in Oslo, Norway, in March 2013, with a follow up in Nayarit, Mexico, in February 2014, a majority of states have jointly entered into a process that focuses on the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons. We don’t know yet exactly where this...
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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Nayarit, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, Oslo conference | Desactiva els comentaris

27 febrer 2014
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“Ridding the world of nuclear weapons will take courage”

Unlike the other weapons of mass destruction – chemical and biological weapons – nuclear weapons are not yet subject to an explicit legal prohibition. Now is the time to address this anomaly, which has been allowed to persist for far too long. Ridd...
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Posted in #goodbyenukes, #HINW14, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Nayarit, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

20 febrer 2014
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Mazda “Make Things Better” Award to small arms project by IPPNW affiliates

An exciting new South/North project of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Finland in cooperation with the Society of Nigerian Doctors for the Welfare of Mankind (SNDWM), Zambian Healthworkers for Social Responsibility (ZHSR), and IPPNW just go...
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Posted in Aiming For Prevention, Aiming for Prevention news, armed violence, arms trade, arms trade treaty, General, gun violence, IPPNW News, peace through health, small arms, Students, violence prevention | Desactiva els comentaris

15 febrer 2014
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“Point of no return”

The chair of the Second International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons called the meeting "the point of no return" in the humanitarian initiative to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. He called for an appropriate process i...
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Posted in #goodbyenukes, #HINW14, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Nayarit, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

14 febrer 2014
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Friends don’t let friends…

IPPNW had a very big footprint on the first day in Nayarit. Masao Tomanaga presented a new study comparing the consequences of the 1945 Hiroshima bombing with what would happen should one of today’s weapons be used. Ira Helfand, who closed the presen...
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Posted in #goodbyenukes, #HINW14, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Nayarit, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear disarmament, nuclear war, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris