nuclear abolition

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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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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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

31 gener 2014
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“Human beings have to stop keeping nuclear arms”

NHK-TV in Japan aired a profile of Dr. Masao Tomonaga, IPPNW's Regional Vice President for North Asia and Director of the Japanese Red Cross Hospital in Nagasaki. Dr. Tomonaga will join the Japanese delegation to the Second International Conference on ...
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4 març 2013
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No boredom in Oslo: ICAN Civil Society Forum day 2

By combining the knowledge, experience, and commitment of long-time activists with the energy and impatience of those whose parents may not even have been born when nuclear weapons first came into the world, we might actually get the job done this time...
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5 novembre 2012
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Is it time to improve nuclear disaster preparedness?

Is nuclear disaster preparedness more feasible than preparedness for the consequences of nuclear war? Putting aside the question of whether the responsibilities and costs for such preparations should be borne by humanitarian relief organizations, could...
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Posted in Fukushima, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Japan nuclear crisis, nuclear abolition, nuclear disaster prepardeness, nuclear energy, radiation | Desactiva els comentaris

4 juny 2012
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Do nuclear weapons really deter aggression?

It’s often said that nuclear weapons have protected nations from military attack. But is there any solid evidence to bolster this contention? Without such evidence, the argument that nuclear weapons prevented something that never occurred is simply a...
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Posted in deterrence, General, nuclear abolition, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

16 febrer 2012
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An 80% reduction? Now that’s a down payment on a nuclear-weapon-free world!

Over the last couple of weeks, two things have happened that suggest President Obama's Prague vision of a nuclear-weapons-free world—or at least some slightly more ambitious version of it than we’ve seen in the past three years—may be guiding the...
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29 novembre 2011
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Is nuclear war with China possible?

To avert the enormous disaster of a U.S.-China nuclear war, there are two obvious actions that can be taken. The first is to get rid of nuclear weapons, as the nuclear powers have agreed to do but thus far have resisted doing. The second, conducted w...
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28 novembre 2011
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Red Cross/Red Crescent movement calls for abolition of nuclear weapons

In an historic decision, the Council of Delegates of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, on November 26, adopted by acclamation a resolution calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons and calling on all national soci...
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Posted in General, international humanitarian law, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, nuclear abolition, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, Red Crescent, Red Cross | Desactiva els comentaris

6 agost 2011
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Hiroshima Peace Declaration — August 6, 2011

Based on their own experiences and carrying in their hearts the voices and feelings of those sacrificed to the bomb, the hibakusha called for a world without nuclear weapons as they struggled day by day to survive. In time, along with other Hiroshima r...
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Posted in Fukushima, General, Hibakusha, Hiroshima, Japan, nuclear abolition, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear energy, nuclear war, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

10 juny 2011
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Reality in about 430 words (you can put the headline on twitter, anyway)

One simple fact joins nuclear energy and nuclear weapons at the hip: the consequences of the failure of either technology are so horrible that neither can be allowed to fail. Which, of course, is impossible.
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