nuclear weapons

Interview with Professor Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative

“We need to focus on human security for sustainable peace” Landmines are among the most insidious and cruel weapons of all, because they do not distinguish between armed soldiers, civilians or even children. According to the Landmine Monitor 2020, explosive…

Nuclear weapon facilities to expand in New Mexico

LANL leases second office complex in Santa Fe as nuclear weapons growth pushes admin staff off “The Hill” 2,000 more staff needed for “24/7” plutonium “pit” production mission for only 20 pits/year Today Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has announced…

When the US nuked Spain

34 years later, those forced to clean up the mess get their day in court By John LaForge Air force veterans exposed to plutonium after a first-ever US nuclear weapons disaster in Spain have won extremely rare recognition as a…

Our opposition grows: Dangers of launching nukes into space

By Bruce Gagnon coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. The US began launching space probes with nuclear power in the early 1960’s. One of these military satellites powered with a nuclear reactor fell back…

NATO 2030 – United for a New Era

By CND and peace activist Rae Street. NATO recently commissioned a report on the future of NATO from ten experts appointed by the Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg. It opens with congratulations to themselves, as according to the authors, NATO is…

Algeria says France must take responsibility for nuclear waste in Sahara

Algeria’s senior military official, Bouzid Boufrioua, has called on France to take responsibility for the waste left in the Sahara after its nuclear tests there in the 1960s. Brigadier General Boufrioua is the head of the combat engineering department of…

Majority of the Dutch say that The Netherlands must join the Ban Treaty

People in the Netherlands and five other NATO states overwhelmingly reject the presence of U.S. nuclear weapons and support the Treaty to Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). In fact, according to polls, support for the Dutch joining the nuclear ban…

Get the Nuclear Weapons Out of Germany

By David Swanson, Executive Director of World BEYOND War, and Heinrich Buecker, der World BEYOND War Landeskoordinator in Berlin What can this possibly mean? Nuclear weapons may be unpleasant, but what exactly is newly illegal about them, and what do…

EcoWaste Coalition Backs PH Ratification of Treaties Banning Nuclear Weapons and Hazardous Waste Exports

27 January 2021, Quezon City. The waste and pollution watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition has expressed support for Senate concurrence in the government‘s ratification of a global agreement banning nuclear weapons. Last Thursday, January 21, Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, as Chair…

Statement on the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and the 75th anniversary of Resolution 1 of the UN Security Council

We are facing “the beginning of the elimination of nuclear weapons.” On January 22, the Treaty of the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will enter into force. It will specifically prohibit States Parties from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, acquiring, possessing,…

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