ACDN - Action of Citizens for Nuclear Disarmament
logo ACDN banniere ACDNVisiter ACDN
Accueil-Home ACDN Contact ACDN Consulter le plan du site - SiteMap Other Version
vous etes ici Homepage > News > Communiqués > The campaign for a referendum on nuclear disarmament is launched
ACDN, What is it ?

News
Communiqués
External sources
Letters from ACDN
News Articles

Actions
2nd RID-NBC
3rd RID-NBC
Campaign "The Very Last Atom!"
Gathering for a Livable World

Petitions

Correspondance
International

Medias

Background papers

EUROPE

French Elections
News of the Presidential Campaign

The Appeal of 18 June:
The campaign for a referendum on nuclear disarmament is launched
MEDIA RELEASE


Published 19 June 2006

Saintes, 18 June 2006

The General Meeting of ACDN (Action of Citizens for the total Disarmament of Nukes) held in Saintes on 17 June 2006, unanimously adopted the following resolution:

« Whereas

- the estimated 27 000 nuclear weapons on earth can at any moment trigger a catastrophe which would costs millions of lives and render the planet uninhabitable;

- many of these weapons, ten times more powerful on average than those that razed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, are placed on hair-trigger alert;

- even apart from this risk, nuclear weapons deprive the nations possessing them and the nations seeking to obtain them of financial, technical and human resources that would enable them to solve other major problems;

- France is helping to perpetuate this situation by ignoring Article VI of the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty) which obliges the nuclear states to negotiate the complete elimination of their arsenals, and by developing her own arsenal (a new nuclear submarine, the M51 missile, new nuclear warheads, etc);

- France has produced and possesses today radioactive weapons called "Depleted Uranium" weapons;

- the French population has never been consulted about these policies which make citizens potential accomplices in crimes against humanity and also probable victims, through retaliation or through fallout,

« ACDN resolves

- to put to citizens and their elected representatives the following question:

« Do you wish France to ask all the nuclear States, whether or not signatories of the NPT, to negotiate and adopt by 2010 at the latest a calendar for implementing the elimination of all nuclear arsenals under strict and effective international control, to suspend her programme for new nuclear arms up till and including 2010, and to divert these budgets to satisfying other needs - social, health, cultural, educational, environmental or humanitarian? »

- to propose the organising of a referendum on that question;

- to ask all the candidates for the 2007 presidential and parliamentary elections to initiate or support the organising of such a referendum within a year of being elected;

- to make their replies public;

- at the appropriate time to call on voters to NOT VOTE FOR candidates showing indifference or opposition to this referendum."

This citizens’ questionnaire is developed from the « Appeal for a referendum on nuclear, biological and chemical disarmament - complete, universal and controlled » which ACDN launched exactly ten years ago, on 18 June 1996, and which has been signed by thousands.

This campaign for a referendum has already received the support of the international « Abolition 2000 » network.

ACDN

31, Rue du Cormier - 17100 - SAINTES (FRANCE)

contact@acdn.net
http://www.acdn.net


L'argent est le nerf de la paix ! ACDN vous remercie de lui faire un DON

Other versions
print Printable version
pdfPDF Version


Share through social networks

Also in this section

State Piracy Sheds Blood: Israel is acting like an outlaw
The Good-Guy, the Brute and the Seven Mercenaries
August 9, 1945: Why Nagasaki?
A great patriot, arms-merchant and atom-merchant
NUCLEAR APOCALYPSE: FIVE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
North Korea : On the edge of the Abyss, and the Bomb is to Blame
Is Nuclear Deterrence Dead?
Mordechai Vanunu still in restricted freedom
Terrorism and State Terror
The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemorated in France and around the world

navigation motscles

FRANCE
50 years of French nuclear weapons, 50 years too many!
Nuclear Disarmament: French citizens, wake up! Resist the televised toxins!
IRAN : No proliferation! No war!
The Hiroshima Flame for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons will be carried through France
Question to the Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë: What should France do?
France-Brazil: several submarines, one of them nuclear
IRAN : International Rally in Saintes - last chance for peace and nuclear disarmament?
No to War, No to NATO!
No to civil and military nuclearism!
French National Campaign: THE VERY LAST ATOM!
Nuclear disarmament
Ten Steps Toward a Nuclear-Free World
OPEN LETTER to the candidates for the Presidency of the French Republic and the Command of "PC Jupiter".
Letter to President Obama
India Abandons Global Nuclear Disarmament
Will Citizens’ Action lay down its arms?
100 personalities from around the world launch the "Global Zero" Campaign
We are killing our own!
A World Free of Nuclear Weapons
The Nuclear Issue: Disarm and Live
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT on non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament
REFERENDUM

visites :  881572

Home | Contact | Site Map | Admin |

Site powered by SPIP
design et fonction Easter-Eggs