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| Ban Treaty adopted|
Is Nuclear Deterrence Dead?
ACDN Media Release, 8 July 2017
The Treaty to ban nuclear weapons, adopted in New York on 7 July 2017 by 122 UN member states, could sign the death warrant for France’s doctrine known as "nuclear deterrence" ("dissuasion nucléaire" in French). From now on, it will be impossible for France, or more precisely for one individual, the president, to claim to be protecting the nation’s "vital interests" by threatening to liquidate the people of another nation, without thereby being clearly guilty (...)
| Nuclear Deterrence|
Speaking Notes by Commander Robert Green, Royal Navy (Ret’d)
Ban Treaty, Side Event New York, Thursday 22 June 2017
As a former operator of British nuclear weapons, next year will mark a significant anniversary for me: it will be fifty years since my indoctrination into the dogma of nuclear deterrence.
In 1968 I was a 24-year-old Lieutenant bombardier-navigator in Buccaneer strike jets deployed aboard a Royal Navy aircraft-carrier, when my pilot and I were told we had been chosen as a nuclear crew. The process of being given a top secret security (...)
| Direct from New York: the UN Conference for a Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons|
Letter to the Conference President
Today, 15 June 2017, the UN Conference tasked with creating a "judicial instrument" (treaty or convention) for a ban on nuclear weapons with a view to their total elimination, starts its second and final session in New York (15 June to 7 July). It is open to all member states whether nuclear-armed or not, and also to representatives of Civil Society. The text resulting from this conference will then be submitted to the 2017 UN General Assembly in New York in the Autumn.
The first session (...)
9 May 2017
France should hear the speech of common sense of Austria
5 May 2017
Letter to Emmanuel Macron about the nuclear threat
30 April 2017
Message to Yannick Jadot and the EELV Party concerning their "electoral strategy"
22 April 2017
Mélenchon for a world without nuclear weapons
15 April 2017
Pope Francis calls for a world without nuclear weapons and supports their abolition
9 April 2017
Appeal for a French referendum on the abolition of nuclear weapons
7 April 2017
Jean-Luc Mélenchon replies to ACDN and commits to a referendum on France’s participation in the abolition of nuclear weapons