nuclear abolition

30 març 2015
Per



Who are the nuclear scofflaws?

Given all the frothing by hawkish US Senators about Iran’s possible development of nuclear weapons, one might think that Iran was violating the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). But it’s not. The NPT, signed by 190 nations and in effect since...
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Posted in General, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, proliferation | Desactiva els comentaris

25 març 2015
Per



NATO and Russia—a tragedy unfolding

There was and there is a dangerous hubris in NATO. There is also the inability, or lack of will, to see the position of the other side. Because of these shortcomings, our current situation may have been unavoidable. In ancient Greek tragedy, the end is...
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13 març 2015
Per



Why ban nuclear weapons? Ask the French president

President François Hollande of France has explained to the world why nuclear weapons must be banned and eliminated. Every word of his recent speech ignores the evidence about the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons presented at three international ...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, deterrence, France, Francois Hollande, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear war, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

12 febrer 2015
Per



A visit to Brussels: NATO, Russia, and the EU

In the prevailing climate, negotiations between Russia and the US on new nuclear disarmament initiatives have stopped. Yet in the 1970s and 1980s, when relations were much worse than they are today, negotiations went on regularly. Now we have a mutual ...
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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, NATO, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear famine, nuclear war, nuclear weapons, Russia | Desactiva els comentaris

11 febrer 2015
Per



P5 steps up…or was that down…or sideways…

The P5 met in London this month to reaffirm that they need to be seen reaffirming from time to time their affirmation that a world without nuclear weapons is a topic of discussion to which they take an affirmative approach.
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Posted in General, HINW, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, P5 | Desactiva els comentaris

4 febrer 2015
Per



How to get out of the Nuclear Swamp

This week I read an email exchange that made me think. Actually, it worried me deeply. In one of the messages an old friend described the Nuclear Weapons Convention – an idea many of us fought for since the early nineties – as a “fairy tale” an...
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Posted in ban treaty, elimination, General, ICAN, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, Nuclear Weapons Convention, strategy | Desactiva els comentaris

26 gener 2015
Per



Are the US and Russian governments once again on the nuclear warpath?

A quarter century after the end of the Cold War and decades after the signing of landmark nuclear arms control and disarmament agreements, are the U.S. and Russian governments once more engaged in a potentially disastrous nuclear arms race with one ano...
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2 desembre 2014
Per



Nuclear weapons: the road to prohibition

There have been two conferences on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in the last year and a half. The conclusion was that any use of nuclear weapons would have such severe humanitarian consequences that they must be abolished completely. Now, ...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear famine, nuclear weapons, Vienna HINW conference | Desactiva els comentaris

1 desembre 2014
Per



Vienna – the city of hope

On December 8 and 9, there will be an intergovernmental conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons hosted by the Austrian government in the beautiful and historic capital, Vienna. I have asked some friends what thoughts and feelings they ...
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Posted in General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, Vienna, Vienna HINW conference | Desactiva els comentaris

6 novembre 2014
Per



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

3 octubre 2014
Per



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
Per



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

11 setembre 2014
Per



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
Per



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.
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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 agost 2014
Per



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
Per



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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16 juliol 2014
Per



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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7 juliol 2014
Per



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
Per



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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11 juny 2014
Per



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