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A quiet revolution took place in Oslo earlier this month. More than 120 governments, UN agencies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and civil society gathered to debate the problem of nuclear weapons, not in military and geopolitical terms, as has been done for decades, but through a humanitarian lens.
A number of Abolition 2000 member organisations have written about the North Korea’s third nuclear weapons test, conducted on 12 February 2013. These include statements from Gensuikyo, Reaching Critical Will (WILPF), and IKV Pax Christi, in addition the U.S. Working Group for Peace & Demilitarization in Asia and the Pacific issued a statement as well. Text [...]
President Obama has nominated Sen. Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon; hearings are scheduled for Thursday. Some Senators have attacked Hagel for supporting the group Global Zero. The group has released a statement: “Setting the Record Straight on Chuck Hagel’s Global Zero Position on Nuclear Weapons.” ALICE SLATER, firstname.lastname@example.org Slater is the New York director of [...]