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Appeal for a French referendum on the abolition of nuclear weapons

Since 27 October 2016, the abolition of nuclear arms is on the agenda of the UN. But France, as well as the US, UK and Russia did vote against the convening in 2017 of a Conference to negotiate a Ban Treaty of nuclear weapons. However there is a hope to change this position.
Today, at the same time when the Conference for a Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty meets in New York, 126 French MPs and senators are calling for a referendum on this question, which has never been debated by the French (...)

Published 9 April 2017 [ lire la suite ]

A Burst of Sunshine in a Stormy Sky : in 2017 the UN will convene negotiations for the banning of nuclear weapons
A historic turning-point

Published in French on 24 December 2016
On Friday evening, 23 December 2016 in New York, two days before Christmas and despite a late hour, the UN General Assembly in plenary session adopted Resolution L41, which had been passed in committee in 27 October. There were 113 votes in favour, 35 against and 13 abstentions. . This resolution « to advance multilateral nuclear disarmament » convenes in 2017 in New York « a UN conference tasked with negotiating a legally binding instrument to ban (...)

Published 24 December 2016 [ lire la suite ]

27 October 2016: the day when the big reversal in history became possible

Published in French 29 October 2016
What a fantastic day. It will count as a red letter day in contemporary history – indeed in world history.
Ever since 6 August 1945, the first time an atom bomb was exploded “on a populous city” and by itself, in an instant, caused tens of thousands of deaths, humankind has been living haunted by a possible apocalypse, with the feeling that we might never end to this age of nuclear terror.
But this 27 October 2016 saw three events occur successively in (...)

Published 29 October 2016 [ lire la suite ]

28 October 2016
101 French MPs and Senators want a referendum for France participating in the abolition of nuclear weapons

1 October 2016
NO to all EPR reactors, NO to nuclear weapons, NO to the calamities of nuclear technology, civil and military.

30 September 2016
Towards a banning of nuclear crimes: a historic advance!

29 August 2016
J-M Matagne’s Candidacy for the EELV Primary

16 August 2016
Escape the double-dealing of the NPT

10 August 2016
Saintes : NO to all massacres and NO to the weapons that prepare them while claiming to prevent them!

14 July 2016
60 French parliamentarians call for the abolition of nuclear weapons and propose a referendum

7 July 2016
Michel Rocard, Nuclear Abolition and the Referendum

25 May 2016
French referendum on the abolition of nuclear Weapons: Objection and Response

15 May 2016
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