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Nov. 4, 2011

Russia, U.S., U.K. Gather for Nuclear Security Forum

Global Security Newswire
Three of the world's nuclear powers -- Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States -- came together in Denmark this week to organize a best practices in nuclear security teaching forum, the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration announced in a release.

Nov. 3, 2011

Modernisation of Nukes Acquiring Priority

TOWARD A NUCLEAR FREE WORLD | IPS
In a situation reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick's 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb', none of the nuclear weapon states is actively contemplating a future without nukes. On the contrary, the potential for using dreadful atomic arsenal is growing, says a new report.

Nov. 3, 2011

So what is it? Global abolition or “new and improved” nuclear weapons all around?

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
A couple of times each year, I talk about nuclear issues with the host of a Sunday morning radio talk show in Boston, and the interview usually ends with this question: “So are you feeling optimistic or pessimistic about our chances of getting rid of nuclear weapons?”

Nov. 2, 2011

Naomi Watts ,Valerie Plame Wilson craft "No-Nukes" PSA

Reuters
Actress Naomi Watts and former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson presented their message to Congress Wednesday: no nukes, please.

Nov. 1, 2011

Turning Nuke Free 'Utopia' into Reality

TOWARD A NUCLEAR FREE WORLD | IPS
It sounds like a utopia. But it is a "concrete utopia", very much in the spirit of Ernst Bloch's philosophy and concomitant with Nichiren Buddhism.

Nov. 1, 2011

U.N. States Table Conference on Disarmament Measure

Global Security Newswire
A resolution on breaking the impasse on arms control negotiations at the international Conference on Disarmament was tabled on Monday at the close of the U.N. First Committee's 2011 session

Oct. 27, 2011

Free the World from the Nuclear Chain

TOWARD A NUCLEAR FREE WORLD | IPS
Nuclear Power and the Bomb are inextricably linked through an atomic chain. The nuclear era began in Germany, so we have a specific responsibility to end it sooner rather than later.

Oct. 27, 2011

Nuclear Abolition Forum Launched

TOWARD A NUCLEAR FREE WORLD | IPS
The Nuclear Abolition Forum: Dialogue on the Process to Achieve and Sustain a Nuclear Weapons Free World was launched at the Baha'i UN Office on October 21, alongside the release of the inaugural edition of the Forum's periodic magazine.

Oct. 25, 2011

Last of the largest Cold War nuclear bombs dismantle

UPI
A plant in Texas dismantled the last of America's largest Cold War-era nuclear weapons, a 10,000-pound B-53 bomb, officials at the plant said Tuesday.

Oct. 25, 2011

We want to show you what would happen if a nuclear bomb hit your city

Australian Red Cross
Australian Red Cross needs your help to ban the use of nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons are capable of destroying the planet in a matter of hours. Not enough has been done to ban their use...

Oct. 24, 2011

Dream of nuclear-weapon-free world is possible, Ban says

UN News Centre
24 October 2011 – As the world prepares to welcome its 7 billionth inhabitant next week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need to achieve a future for the entire human family that is free of nuclear weapons.

Oct. 24, 2011

U.S. Dismantles Last 10,000 Pound Cold-war Era Nuclear Bomb

Bloomberg
The U.S. will dismantle this week the last of its Cold War-era B53 nuclear bombs, the most destructive weapon in the country’s arsenal, the National Nuclear Safety Administration said today.

Oct. 24, 2011

Secretary-General Remarks to Nuclear Disarmament Conference

UN News Centre
It's a great pleasure to meet you again. As you know today is October 24th, United Nations Day. We met three years ago. This is my third time. This is quite meaningful reunion and I thank you very much. Let me begin by saying what a great pleasure to meet you all.

Oct. 21, 2011

General Assembly President points to busy UN disarmament agenda in 2012

UN News Centre
21 October 2011 – The President of the General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, today said that disarmament will be an important issue on the United Nations agenda next year, with a number of crucial conferences on global weapons reduction planned.

Oct. 21, 2011

Nuclear Abolition Forum » Dialogue on the Process to Achieve and Sustain a Nuclear Weapons Free World

Nuclear Abolition Forum
The Nuclear Abolition Forum: Dialogue on the Process to Achieve and Sustain a Nuclear Weapons Free World was launched today, alongside the release of the inaugural edition of the Forum’s periodic magazine on the application of International Humanitarian Law to nuclear weapons.

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