Nuclear abolition news

27 setembre 2013
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“Each of us is responsible”

Civil society statement to the UN high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament Delivered by Joseph Gerson of the American Friends Service Committee on behalf of civil society 26 September 2013, New York I want to begin by invoking the words of Yamaguchi S...
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18 setembre 2013
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Nuclear weapons are decreasing in numbers, but not on their way out

Hans M. Kristensen and Robert. S. Norris of the Federation of American Scientists have published the latest data on global nuclear weapons arsenals. Of the 17,200 nuclear weapons in the world, about 10,000 are in stockpile. Approximately 4,400 are acti...
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7 agost 2013
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“100 nuclear blasts = worldwide starvation”

IPPNW Co-president Ira Helfand explained the medical and humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons at a Hiroshima Day memorial gathering in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 6. Dr. Helfand asked the participants to sign a petition urging President ...
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6 agost 2013
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Hiroshima Peace Declaration

We greet the morning of the 68th return of “that day.” At 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945, a sing...
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6 juny 2013
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B61 – a pork barrel* bomb

The B-61 role is being changed. All these (NATO) bombs in US possession will be upgraded and modernized. Under the Nuclear Stewardship program they will be extensively overhauled. Moreover, they will be equipped with a tail fin and a steering system, m...
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21 maig 2013
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Carl Bildt — Is he serious?

We in SLMK, the Swedish affiliate of IPPNW, have worked hard over a long time to resurrect the failing dedication to nuclear disarmament in the Swedish Foreign Office. We tried repeatedly to get the MFA to sign on to the South African paper at the NPT ...
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16 maig 2013
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Stupid or Safe? ICAN launches new petition for nuclear weapons ban

ICAN—the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons—has started a global petition drive calling for the commencement of negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons.
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25 abril 2013
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Japan admits the obvious

When some 50 protesters gathered outside the Japanese Mission to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva yesterday, questioning that country's refusal to sign onto a joint statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons submitted to the N...
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24 abril 2013
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74 NPT States issue humanitarian appeal for abolition

The number of countries demanding the elimination of nuclear weapons as a humanitarian imperative grew to 74 today, when South Africa read a joint statement on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons on behalf of that many delegations to the 2013 No...
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15 abril 2013
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Just sign the damn thing!

I did something new last week. I started a petition on change.org for ICAN. Now I have signed many online petitions in my time and I have written quite a few too. But I have never used a large online petitioning platform before. The title of the petiti...
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12 març 2013
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These things were sent to test us

So get this: I’m sitting in an enormously successful conference in Oslo where one after another states are calling for a ban on nuclear weapons. I’m twittering (or tweeting – both words are equally silly) to the world when up jump 140 characters ...
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24 octubre 2012
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First Committee hears humanitarian call for nuclear abolition

The campaign to build support for a nuclear weapons convention took a big step forward at the UN Monday when a group of 34 nations and the Holy See released a joint statement calling for nuclear abolition.
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29 setembre 2012
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Think Big: Making Peace with the Cookie Monster

Its not often that we have opportunity to laugh at Benjamin Netanyahu’s rhetoric about Iran and what the consequences may be, but his show at the UN on September 27 really took the biscuit (or the cookie, Mr. Fish might say). Holding up a large carto...
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2 setembre 2012
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The sad legacy of nuclear testing

The city of Astana has something of “Truman’s World.” Everything glitters and shines, is modern, a show world. You get the feeling that people were put here to be seen by us. The most famous architects of the world strut their stuff o...
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8 maig 2012
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Building a security framework for a nuclear weapon-free world

In order to arrive at a nuclear weapon-free world, we have to give some thought to how we can achieve the right security conditions necessary for it to happen.
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2 maig 2012
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IPPNW at the NPT PrepCom: Risks and consequences of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy

This afternoon, NGOs presented a series of papers to the 2012 NPT PrepCom. IPPNW Regional Vice President and the Chair of the ICAN core group, Dr. Tilman Ruff, delivered the following paper on the risks and consequences of nuclear weapons, which was pr...
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24 abril 2012
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100 nuclear explosions—a billion people starve to death

A new IPPNW study released today at the annual Nobel Peace Laureates Summit in Chicago offers compelling scientific evidence that most of the nuclear arsenals in the world today—whether large or small—threaten everyone on Earth. The report -- Nucle...
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10 abril 2012
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Assuring destruction forever: Important new report on nuclear modernization programs from Reaching Critical Will

Reaching Critical Will has coordinated and edited a new study on the modernization plans and programs of the nuclear-armed states, as well as the costs of nuclear weapons in the context of the economic crisis.
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19 març 2012
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Try a little nuclear sanity

In light of the vast and very costly nuclear weapons enterprise operated by the U.S. government, cutting the nuclear weapons budget makes a lot of sense. ...The real nuclear threat to the United States does not lie in the fact that it does not (or will...
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8 març 2012
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Nuclear divestment: the medical case

This week the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons launched a major study on the global financing of nuclear weapons producers. The 180-page report argues that banks, pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers should divest from...
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