nuclear abolition

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

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 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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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
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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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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

27 maig 2014
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After Mexico: Why an “Ottawa Process” for a legal ban of nuclear weapons deserves our enthusiastic support

Guest Editorial by Alice Slater The 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), extended indefinitely in 1995 when it was due to expire, provided that five nuclear weapons states which also happened to hold the veto power on the Security Council (P-5)– ...
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Posted in General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Nayarit, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear ban treaty, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, Nuclear Weapons Convention, Oslo conference | Desactiva els comentaris

23 maig 2014
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International trade unions call for ban treaty

The International Trade Unions Confederation (ITUC), an ICAN partner organization, issued a general statement from its World Congress yesterday in Berlin, in which it said world leaders and international institutions "have failed to eliminate nuclear w...
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Posted in General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), ITUC, military spending, nuclear abolition, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear ban treaty, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, small arms | Desactiva els comentaris

21 maig 2014
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Appreciating the P5

The P5 are feeling unappreciated about everything they’ve done for nuclear disarmament. They’ve made enormous progress over the years, give or take a few setbacks (and what junkie doesn’t slip on the way to recovery?). If they could only do a bet...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, deterrence, General, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, P5, PrepCom | Desactiva els comentaris

13 maig 2014
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The flagrant contradictions of nuclear-dependent states

The push for nuclear disarmament is shaping up to be an asymmetrical political struggle. Those used to having a disproportionate influence at certain forums are stressing the importance of those very forums and decrying the ones driven by other agendas...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, Nayarit, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

7 maig 2014
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Reality asserts itself: Interview with Alan Robock

Alan Robock, professor of meteorology at Rutgers University and a science adviser to IPPNW on the climate effects of nuclear war, was interviewed yesterday (May 5) on the The Real News. In a segment called "Reality assert itself," Prof. Robock told edi...
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Posted in General, nuclear abolition, nuclear famine, nuclear war, nuclear weapons, nuclear winter | Desactiva els comentaris

5 maig 2014
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Heat as from a thousand suns

When a nuclear weapon detonates incredible amounts of energy are released in the form of heat, blast, and ionizing radiation. The fireball that is created in the first minute after a nuclear detonation has temperatures as high as those on the sun, lead...
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Posted in catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, radiation | Desactiva els comentaris

2 maig 2014
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Can the humanitarian initiative give the NPT an energy boost?

The contrast in mood and sense of accomplishment (not to mention purpose) between the Olso and Nayarit conferences and the NPT PrepCom could not be more obvious. Although the PrepCom is still in its first week and cannot be judged fairly yet, the state...
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Posted in #goodbyenukes, catastrophic humanitarian consequences, General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, IPPNW, NPT, nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons ban treaty, PrepCom, United Nations | Desactiva els comentaris

24 abril 2014
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Pacific nation challenges nine nuclear-armed states in lawsuits before the world court

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) today filed unprecedented lawsuits in the International Court of Justice to hold the nine nuclear-armed states accountable for flagrant violations of international law with respect to their nuclear disarmament...
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Posted in General, International Court of Justice, international law, Marshall Islands, NPT, nuclear abolition, Nuclear abolition news, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons | Desactiva els comentaris

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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Posted in General, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), nuclear abolition, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons ban treaty, Nuclear Weapons Convention | Desactiva els comentaris

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