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 [...]

Trump’s War On Arms Control And Disarmament

By Melvin Goodman, Counterpunch. -

Trump’s hostile and counterproductive acts have undermined the arms control regime that U.S. presidents have developed over the past seven decades.  Every president from Eisenhower to Obama [...]

The Human Cost Of Nuclear Tests

By John Letman, The Diplomat. -

July 16 - Seventy-five years ago today, the United States conducted the Trinity test, the world’s first nuclear detonation. In the ensuing years, the U.S. ultimately conducted more than 1,000 [...]

A Universal Appeal For Humanity To End Militarism And Stop War

By Abdallah El Harif and Vijay Prashad, Peoples Dispatch. -

On March 15, 1950, the World Peace Council sent out the Stockholm Appeal, a short text that called for a ban on nuclear weapons and that would eventually be signed by almost 2 million people. The [...]

How Many Intensive Care Beds Will A Nuclear Weapon Explosion Require?

By Tom Sauer and Ramesh Thakur, The Bulletin. -

A novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China late last year, hopping in one way or another from other animals to humans. Initially the rest of the world thought this outbreak was a local problem [...]

Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Nearly Two-Thirds Of Way To Entry Into Force

By Tim Wright and Seth Shelden, Humanitariandisarmament.org -

At the United Nations last month, the prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, alerted world leaders to a growing risk of nuclear war in Kashmir. “We are heading for a potential disaster of [...]

On The Enduring Significance Of Hiroshima

By Canadian Peace Congress, Popular Resistance. -

On August 6 and 9, 1945, the U.S. military bombed the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear weapons. Over 200,000 people, mostly civilians, died instantly or later succumbed to burns, [...]

Risk Of Nuclear War Highest Since WWII

GENEVA - The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior U.N. security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an “urgent” issue that the world should take more [...]

Bus Ad Informs Residents Of Local Stockpiled Nuclear Weapons

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

Seattle, Washington - On July 9, and continuing for four weeks, up to 39 Metro downtown buses will display the following paid advertisement: Puget Sound: Home to one-third of deployed U.S. [...]

More Than 40 Nations Sign Nuclear Ban Treaty in First Hour

By Staff, www.accuracy.org -

By The Institute for Public Accuracy. Reuters reports today: "Dozens of countries signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons on Wednesdayamid tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests, [...]