Published by the first French daily "Ouest -France" An Appeal to Abolish Atomic Arms From a collective initiated by Action des Citoyens pour le Désarmement Nucléaire (ACDN).
• A North-Korean ICBM. | Archives Reuters
Published in French in Ouest-France* on 27/12/2017
Atomic bombs, estimated at 70 000 at the height of the Cold War, and today 15 000, can provoke war, in Korea for example, and can annihilate humanity. There is hope, however: the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize went to ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, in recognition of its action for the Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons, which 122 UN member-states voted for on 7 July 2017.
North Korea : On the edge of the Abyss, and the Bomb is to Blame
• Media Release from ACDN, 30 November 2017, 2nd edition With its latest missile test, with a presumed range of 13000 km and so capable of threatening New York or Washington, North Korea seems to have entered the "Court of the Great" for good. This is the "Court of the Big Bad Wolves" where France has long pranced. Kim Jung Un, a perfect exponent of the French strategy known as "deterrence by the weak to the strong", is teasing the world and cheerfully defying the USA’s nuclear (...)
Should France Sign the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty?
This question is obviously topical, since the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons) for its action in favour of the Treaty, and a new Korean War is developing against a background of nuclear threats.
The answer to the question seems also to be obvious, when you are advocates of nuclear weapons abolition, as ACDN has been since its foundation in 1996,. But before signing or supporting a treaty, one needs to first read the text. (...)