How We Got The Bikini And Learned To Hate The Bomb

By Gerry Condon, Popular Resistance. -

On March 1, 1954, the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and the Department of Defense exploded a huge thermonuclear bomb on Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, where they had been testing bombs [...]

Why We Can’t Give Up On A World Free From Nuclear Weapons

By Vijay Prashad, Peoples Dispatch. -

Nine countries of the 193 member states of the United Nations possess nuclear weapons. Two of them—the United States of America and Russia—have more than 90% of all the 13,410 warheads. Four [...]

US-Russia Nuclear Treaty Only First Step In Ensuring ‘Future Existence’ Of Humanity

By Mohamed Elmaazi, Sputnik News. -

The total number of nuclear weapons both Russia and the US could possess was limited by New START, signed between the two countries in 2010. The treaty would have expired on 5 February 2021, had [...]

As The Doomsday Clock Nears Midnight, We Can Abolish Nuclear Weapons

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

On January 22, the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons went into effect. This treaty, which is supported by more than two-thirds of the countries in the world but none of the nuclear [...]

Protesters Call On Hopkins To Drop Nuclear Weapons Research

By Chris H. Park and Min-Seo Kim, The Johns Hopkins News Letter. -

Members of Prevent Nuclear War Maryland, a Baltimore-based anti-war, anti-nuclear weapons organization, protested the University’s involvement in nuclear weapons research with the U.S. government [...]

How The Nuclear Ban Treaty Impacts The United States

By Alicia Sanders-Zakre and Seth Shelden, Rise Up Times. -

On January 20, Joseph Biden [became] the U.S. President. Two days later, on January 22nd, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) [has] become binding international law. The Biden [...]

The Treaty To Ban The Bomb Takes Effect

By Helen Jaccard, Civil Beat. -

Three and a half years ago, on July 7, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly approved the language of this treaty by a vote of 122 to 1. The vote was a clear expression of the will of the [...]

Veteran Celebrates Nuclear Ban Treaty

By Gerry Condon, Popular Resistance. -

As a veteran concerned about issues of war and peace, I am happy to celebrate the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), the important new international peace initiative.  The [...]

Billboards Inform That The Nuclear Ban Treaty Takes Effect

By the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, Popular Resistance. -

Beginning January 18th, four billboards around Puget Sound will display the following paid public service announcement (PSA): NUCLEAR WEAPONS BANNED BY NEW U.N. TREATY; Get them out of Puget [...]

How The Treaty On The Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons Impacts The United States

By Alicia Sanders-Zakre and Seth Shelden, Journal of International Affairs. -

On January 20, Joseph Biden will become the next U.S. President. Two days later, on January 22, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will become binding international law. The [...]

The Significance Of The Nuclear Ban Treaty

By Mohamed Elmaazi, World Beyond War. -

The NPT has been lived up to to a surprising extent by the non-nuclear powers. It is amazing that more countries have not gone the nuclear path. The world is fortunate that more haven’t made that [...]

UN Nuclear Ban Treaty One Ratification Shy Of Taking Effect

Jamaica and Nauru are the latest countries to complete the ratification procedures, the United Nations said. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, adopted in 2017, will enter into [...]

UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Likely To Enter Force Early Next Year

New York -A U.N.-adopted nuclear ban treaty is likely to enter into force early next year as the number of signatories is anticipated to reach the needed threshold of 50 soon, possibly later this [...]

Round Midnight

By Sean Reynolds, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. -

September 26th was the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.  In Chicago, where Voices for Creative Nonviolence is based, activists held the third of three COVID-era [...]

One Hundred Seconds Till The Apocalypse

By Nick Turse, Tom Dispatch. -

Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has adjusted its Doomsday Clock to provide humanity with an expert estimate of just how close all of us are to an apocalyptic “midnight” -- that [...]

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