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21 novembre 2014
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IPPNW launches new campaign kit on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons

IPPNW has produced a new Campaign Kit on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, presenting the essential facts about their medical, environmental, and humanitarian effects in clear, simple, and accurate language.
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6 novembre 2014
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The use of nuclear weapons

The fact is that nuclear weapons are used every day by the nuclear-armed states to threaten the rest of the world with total annihilation, while threatening themselves with the same fate.
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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear war, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

4 novembre 2014
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No more time to wait for a nuclear weapons ban

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Statement to the UN First Committee 28 October 2014, New York [This statement was prepared and delivered by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), during the 2014 session of the U...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons ban treaty, United Nations | Desactiva els comentaris

3 octubre 2014
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A day to demand that the world wake up and avert nuclear doom

Implementation of the legally binding commitment to disarm that the nuclear-armed nations made 44 years ago is nowhere in sight. All of them are still investing massively in retaining indefinitely and modernising their nuclear arsenals. We need a lot m...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, Oslo conference | Desactiva els comentaris

2 octubre 2014
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Everyone to Vienna to save the world!

The time has come for all civilized states in the world to put a final ban on nuclear weapons, as we already did with chemical and biological weapons, landmines and cluster munition. The nuclear-armed states are welcome to join, but we are not dependen...
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Posted in #goodbyenukes, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons free zones, Vienna HINW conference | Desactiva els comentaris

25 setembre 2014
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Arms Trade Treaty ratifications enable entry into force this year

At a special ceremony today at the United Nations in New York, several states, including the Bahamas, St Lucia, Portugal, Senegal, and Uruguay ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), helping to exceed the magic number of 50 required for the treaty to ent...
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Posted in Aiming For Prevention, Aiming for Prevention news, armed violence, arms trade treaty, General, small arms, United Nations, violence prevention | Desactiva els comentaris

24 setembre 2014
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An amicus brief for the world

The Republic of the Marshall Islands has sued the United States in court on the grounds that it had failed to fulfill its nuclear disarmament obligations under international law. The US government has asked the federal court to dismiss the case. Last m...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, IPPNW News, Marshall Islands, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

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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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear abolition, nuclear weapons, Ukraine | Desactiva els comentaris

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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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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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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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, Statements and policy positions, Ukraine | Desactiva els comentaris

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