Delegations from all over the world are gathering on 24 and 25 March at the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague to talk about nuclear security. They will hold discussions on how to prevent nuclear terrorism and how to secure nuclear materials. However, what they won’t do is talk about nuclear weapons. (more…)
At the Abolition 2000 Annual General Meeting in Edinburgh, participants adopted the following call for a global ban on uranium mining- (more…)
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Shifting the Paradigm: Time to Replace Article IV of the Non-Proliferation Treaty with Universal Membership in the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
by Alice Slater
While the world applauds the growing recognition that the abolition of nuclear weapons seems to be an idea whose time has finally come—from the calls by rusty cold warriors and former statesmen and generals to eliminate nuclear weapons—to the recent modest START negotiated by President Obama and Medvedev to cut nuclear arsenals under new verifications procedures, there are appalling countervailing forces, born from the old 20th century paradigm of war and terror, that undercut the growing positive pressures to end the nuclear scourge. (more…)
IPFM launches new blog tracking stocks, production and use of nuclear weapon materials around the world
The International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) has launched its
new blog, “Fissile Material” http://www.fissilematerials.org/blog
providing news and analysis of military and civilian stockpiles of
highly enriched uranium and plutonium, the key nuclear weapon