Two and a Half Minutes to Doomsday From Marine Le Pen to Benoît Hamon, the presidential hopefuls are dancing on a volcano
Published in French on 27 January 2017 We are heading for a planetary catastrophe, we are living on a powder-keg with a lighted fuse, or, if you prefer, at the foot of a volcano about to erupt. Meanwhile France’s candidates for the role of nuclear button-pusher are doing a belly-dance in front of the fuse, or, if you prefer, a farandole on the tip of the volcano. It’s a magnificent spectacle. They are magnificently unaware. Apocalypse Now
For 70 years, the atomic scientists have (...)
Lead-up to Presidential Elections 2017 "Citizens’ Primaries": the Authority declares itself incompetent to address ACDN’s questions Exchange of Emails
The Authority in charge of "Citizens’ Primaries" did receive ACDN’s message of 11 December, but refused it as being outside its area of competence. Here is our message:
Saintes, 11 December 2016
Nuclear weapons represent the gravest danger to human beings, including French citizens;
Their abolition, i.e. their banning and total elimination under strict and effective control, is the only solution that can seriously end this danger;
Nukes in the French presidential election Nicolas Sarkozy considering the future role of nuclear weapons in our system of defense Writing to ACDN
On 18 April 2007, the UMP Candidate wrote to the president of ACDN, who at the same time objected to a previous letter from Nicolas Sarkozy.
It is difficult to believe, but these letters represent the only occasion when Nicolas Sarkozy or any other official candidate explicitly mentioned the role of nuclear weapons in his policy of defense.
LETTER FROM NICOLAS SARKOZY, Presidential Candidate
to Monsieur Jean-Marie MATAGNE
President of ACDN
Translated by Peter Low