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11 setembre 2014
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Ukraine and nuclear weapons

When the Soviet Union fell apart in 1990, Ukraine had 1,900 intercontinental missiles and 2,500 ”substrategic” nuclear weapons. For a few years, Ukraine held the third largest nuclear arsenal in the world. In the Budapest treaty of 1994, Ukraine pl...
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8 setembre 2014
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No more nuclear weapons testing

The testing of nuclear weapons is already prohibited under the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) of 1996. The problem is that not enough countries have yet ratified the treaty for it to enter into force. … Continue reading →
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Posted in CTBT, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear testing, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

8 setembre 2014
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IPPNW statement on crisis in Gaza

IPPNW is extremely concerned that the ongoing military conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip is not only undermining nuclear disarmament regionally and globally but also resulting in massive urban destruction and the moun...
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Posted in Gaza, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Israel, middle east, nuclear weapons, Palestinians, Statements and policy positions | Desactiva els comentaris

4 setembre 2014
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Wars and peace in Kazakhstan

Not even the most ardent members of IPPNW would expect our organisation to prevent all war, but we did get the Nobel peace prize in 1985 for warning the world about nuclear war. The 21st congress held in Astana, Kazakhstan, last week illustrated the vi...
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Posted in Aiming For Prevention, armed violence, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, IPPNW News, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

2 setembre 2014
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IPPNW World Congress issues Astana Declaration

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War has assembled in Astana, Kazakhstan for its 21st World Congress. We stand in solidarity with our Kazakh friends in a common demand for the abolition of nuclear weapons. We leave Astana recommit...
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Posted in #goodbyenukes, Aiming For Prevention, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, ICAN, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, IPPNW News, military spending, nuclear famine, Statements and policy positions | Desactiva els comentaris

2 setembre 2014
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Statement of IPPNW physicians on the situation in the Ukraine

The current crisis in Ukraine is of complex origin and of large humanitarian consequence. It may lead to Ukraine re-acquiring nuclear weapons (which they voluntarily renounced in 1991). It threatens to re-ignite the Cold War and risks involving the us...
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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear weapons, Statements and policy positions, Ukraine | Desactiva els comentaris

8 agost 2014
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Pay enough attention and nuclear weapons condemn themselves

Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the starting points of the humanitarian case for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Now a renewed concern with the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons has created a fresh political opportunity to ban and eliminate the worst...
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Posted in #goodbyenukes, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, Hiroshima, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Nagasaki, nuclear abolition, nuclear war, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

1 agost 2014
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I believe in a just peace

If only people would see beyond the hate, the fear and the anger, they would be able to rid themselves of this culture of violence and begin building a culture of peace. But what is that really - a “culture of peace”? I think you will not find it i...
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Posted in armed violence, Gaza, General, Hamas, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Israel, middle east, Palestine, peace, War | Desactiva els comentaris

1 agost 2014
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Unimaginable pressure and wind

Along with the blast, the heat, the electromagnetic pulse, and the ionizing radiation, the detonation of a nuclear weapon creates unimaginably strong and destructive winds. … Continue reading →
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear abolition, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

28 juliol 2014
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IPPNW responds to Gaza crisis

The following statement has been issued by the IPPNW Executive Committee: IPPNW calls for an immediate cease fire between Israel and Hamas.  We call on Israel to stop its air strikes and ground invasion of Gaza, and we call on Hamas to stop all rocket...
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Posted in armed violence, Gaza, General, Hamas, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Israel, middle east, Palestine, Statements and policy positions | Desactiva els comentaris

22 juliol 2014
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IPPNW statement on crisis in Ukraine

IPPNW calls call for an immediate cease fire to the fighting in Ukraine and for all states to refrain from any military intervention in Ukraine.  We...
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16 juliol 2014
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Things could always be worse…a lot worse

There’s more bad news from the climate scientists. Not about global warming, where the news is never good, but about the impact nuclear weapons would have on the atmosphere, our climate, and food production if even a very small number were used in a ...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear abolition, nuclear famine, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

7 juliol 2014
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Doom from the depths

Ever since the horrors of submarine warfare became a key issue during World War I, submarines have had a sinister reputation. And the building of new, immensely costly, nuclear-armed submarines by the US government and others may soon raise the level o...
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Posted in General, military spending, nuclear abolition, nuclear submarines, nuclear triad, nuclear weapons, Trident | Desactiva els comentaris

1 juliol 2014
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Enough harm

In addition to the indelible scenes from Hiroshima and Nagasaki and from other cities that have been terror bombed during wartime, with heavy losses of civilians, two pictures are impossible to get of my mind. One is from what happened in New York on S...
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20 juny 2014
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Doctors and Parliamentarians Address Health Impact of Gun Violence at the United Nations

“On an average day in the United States 86 people are killed by guns,” was one of many alarming facts presented by Dr. Bill Durston, a passionate IPPNW speaker at a June 17th panel conducted by IPPNW, the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light...
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Posted in Aiming For Prevention, Aiming for Prevention news, armed violence, General, gun violence, small arms, United Nations, violence prevention | Desactiva els comentaris

19 juny 2014
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Not One More Mass Shooting

Contributed by Shannon Gearhart MD MPH, New York PSR This past weekend, on the 18 month anniversary of the Newtown school shootings, I joined 1,000 other people who marched across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to rally to end gun violence. The event,...
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Posted in Aiming For Prevention, Aiming for Prevention news, armed violence, General, gun violence, small arms, United Nations | Desactiva els comentaris

11 juny 2014
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Burn injuries

We know that the detonation of a nuclear bomb creates temperatures that cause serious burns in those affected. Even though there have been significant improvements in the treatment and survival of burn victims, burns are very painful, and every second ...
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Posted in burns, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, medical consequences of nuclear weapons, nuclear abolition, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

6 juny 2014
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IPPNW affiliates criticize UNSCEAR report on Fukushima

Physicians from 19 IPPNW affiliates have published a critical analysis of a major new UNSCEAR report to the UN General Assembly on the health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation from the nuclear reactor disaster at Fukushima in March 2011. "Man...
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Posted in Fukushima, General, health, nuclear energy, radiation | Desactiva els comentaris

4 juny 2014
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ATT “Race to 50” Nearing Finish Line with 8 More States Ratifying

United Nations, New York City A year ago yesterday, the pioneering Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) opened for signature. Although to date 118 countries have signed the Treaty, only 32 had ratified it – before yesterday. To mark the anniversary of the ATT, ei...
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Posted in Aiming For Prevention, Aiming for Prevention news, armed violence, arms trade, arms trade treaty, ATT, General, gun violence, United Nations, violence prevention | Desactiva els comentaris

3 juny 2014
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Does war have a future?

There are some reasons why war might actually be on the way out. One of them is the rise of mass peace movements.
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Posted in General, military spending, peace, War | Desactiva els comentaris