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| France’s topside|
Phasing out nuclear technology? What an April Fool’s joke!
What will the Easter bells bring us this year when they return from Rome on April 1st? Will we find in our gardens the heaven-sent first-fruits of a world freed from the nuclear threat?
Alas no, we won’t escape that any time soon. We can’t count on France’s topside to follow that path. Let’s rely rather on France’s underside: her ordinary people. ***
Published in French 31 March 2018
Just three weeks ago, on March 11, thousands of Parisians met in the Place de la République to (...)
| The Good-Guy, the Brute and the Seven Mercenaries|
Published in French on 9 March 2018
Armed with their massacre weapons, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are making the world tremble by blowing hot and cold without warning. It’s hard to say which one is the good-guy and which the brute, because the roles are so reversible and the characters so unstable. One thing is sure: large or small, those two prime gesticulators need to be stripped of their terrifying devices. It is crazy to entrust the fate of the planet to Dr Strangelove and Mr Hyde. (...)
| March 11-18,2018|
National Week for the Nuclear Phase-Out
The National Week for phasing out nuclear power generation and nuclear weapons will begin in Paris on March 11 with a Rally at the Place de la République. This rally has been called by numerous organisations to commemorate the start of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, exactly 7 years ago. It will continue with the visit to France, on March 12-16, of the former PM of Japan, Mr Naoto Kan. Naoto Kan, who was at the time in favour of nuclear energy, had to manage the Fukushima (...)
7 March 2018
Moves towards peace and nuclear disarmament on the Korean peninsula... and elsewhere?
29 December 2017
An Appeal to Abolish Atomic Arms
30 November 2017
North Korea : On the edge of the Abyss, and the Bomb is to Blame
18 November 2017
Should France Sign the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty?
15 November 2017
Everything’s Going Great, Monsieur le Président.
20 October 2017
Marching On towards Nuclear Crime
6 October 2017
The Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons. What Now?
|Monday 11 December 2017 |
|Tribute to François-Régis Hutin|
MEDIA RELEASE, 11 December 2017
The daily Ouest-France, with a circulation of over 700 000 copies across 12 départements of the West, is France’s number one newspaper in terms of readers. It has just lost its President, an inspired and inspiring man, François-Régis Hutin, who was COE from 1984 (...)
|Thursday 3 August 2017 |
| Flame at Half-Mast for Nuclear Disarmament|
ACDN PRESS RELEASE
The Nuclear Disarmament Flame, which has burnt in Saintes (Charente-Maritime) every year since 2001 from August 6th to 9th to commemorate the victims of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to call for a world without nuclear weapons, will not burn this year.
It could (...)
|Thursday 8 June 2017 |
|South Korea suspends deployment of American missile defense system|
An official from the president’s office Wednesday said that the missile defense system would be frozen as it is.
“We are not saying the two launchers and other equipment that has already been deployed should be withdrawn. But those that have yet to be deployed will have to wait,” a senior (...)
|Friday 5 May 2017 |
|NPT PrepCom in Vienna: Statement by Austria|
delivered by Ambassador Franz Josef Kuglitsch Head of Disarmament Department May 5, 2017
Austria aligns itself with the statement delivered earlier on behalf of the European Union. Let me add some remarks from the national perspective.
For Austria, non-proliferation and (...)