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(Don’t Want Your) Nuclear Umbrella

ICAN has released this fantastic new video to get us moving out from under the nuclear umbrella.

Zero Nuclear Weapons: A Never-Ending Journey Ahead

oewg1Originally published by Thalif Dean on IPS.

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 2014 (IPS) – When the United Nations commemorated its first ever “international day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons,” the lingering question in the minds of most anti-nuclear activists was: are we anywhere closer to abolishing the deadly weapons or are we moving further and further away from their complete destruction?

Jackie Cabasso, executive director of the Western States Legal Foundation, told IPS that with conflicts raging around the world, and the post World War II order crumbling, “We are now standing on the precipice of a new era of great power wars – the potential for wars among nations which cling to nuclear weapons as central to their national security is growing.” Read more »

CALL TO ACTION: Spring/Autumn 2015 Mobilisation

Civil society march during 2010 NPT Review Conference

Civil society march during 2010 NPT Review Conference

September 26, International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
Announcement of a global mobilisation for a nuclear-free, fair, democratic, ecologically sustainable and peaceful future

On the heels of the September 21 People’s Climate March, a broad international network of NGOs is marking the first United Nations-led International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons by announcing plans for a major mobilization in the run-up to the critically important Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. The NPT Review will be held at UN headquarters in New York City in April and May 2015 (northern hemipshere spring, southern hemisphere autumn). Read more »