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| Pope Francis: Not Using Or Possessing Nuclear Weapons Will Be Added To Catechism|
"The use of nuclear weapons is immoral, which is why it must be added to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Not only their use, but also possessing them: because an accident or the madness of some government leader, one person’s madness can destroy humanity."
In addition to repeating this strong message pronounced at Hiroshima, Pope Francis responded to many questions posed to him by the journalists during the flight bringing them back to Rome from Japan.
Now follows an unofficial (...)
| Appeal from Pope Francis, visiting Nagasaki and Hiroshima: "Rid us of these criminal weapons!"|
Published in French on 25 November 2019 Speaking in Nagasaki, he said: "Peace and international stability are incompatible with attempts to build upon the fear of mutual destruction, or the threat of total annihilation… The possession of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction is not the answer to this desire; indeed they seem always to thwart it. Our world is marked by a perverse dichotomy that tries to defend and ensure stability and peace through a false sense of security (...)
| How nuclear power powers the bomb|
by Alex Rosen, Co-President, IPPNW-Germany
September 30, 2019
Reuters recently reported that nuclear energy is both too slow and too expensive to present a meaningful response to the climate catastrophe facing our planet So why are countries like the UK, France, Russia, or China still investing in it?
The answer lies in the demands of the military, who require a robust backbone of civil nuclear infrastructure for their nuclear weapons programs. This backbone includes the mining, refinement, transportation, enrichment, and (...)
28 August 2019
Saintes, 6 August 2019: Homage to the victims of the atom bombs, and Appeal to the French Parliament
17 August 2019
Nine individuals ready to blow up our planet. What is the French parliament doing to neutralise them?
6 August 2019
APPEAL TO THE FRENCH PARLIAMENT
6 August 2019
Statement by the President of Russia on the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles
12 July 2019
An Urgent Task: to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
8 June 2019
In France’s National Assembly: a Referendum Bill for abolishing nuclear and radioactive weapons.
1 May 2019
World military expenditure grows to $1.8 trillion in 2018
|Wednesday 28 August 2019 |
|Hiroshima Urgent Appeal: Keep the international nuclear arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation pacts alive|
August 22, 2019
The participants of the Hiroshima Round Table and the Governor of the Hiroshima Prefecture, undersigned, are very concerned about the rising risk of the use of nuclear weapons, the steadily deteriorating situation surrounding nuclear arms control and disarmament, and the danger (...)
|Friday 16 August 2019 |
|After Russian Explosion, Global Zero Warns Against New Nuclear Arms Race|
Wednesday, August 14, 2019,
WASHINGTON - On Thursday, August 8, the explosion of what is believed to be a new nuclear-powered missile killed seven scientists and caused a spike in radiation in the Arkhangelsk region of northern Russia. Based on reports, experts believe a facility near the (...)
|Monday 12 August 2019 |
|On August 8th, Venezuela, Iran, China, and Russia held war games at Kaliningrad...|
It’s a long way from the Caribbean, the South China Sea and the Gulf but Venezuela, China and Iran landed marines on the Baltic coast this month for a round of war games hosted by Russia, which has fostered defence ties with all three countries.
They showed off their stuff in the sand and water (...)
|Saturday 3 August 2019 |
| Saintes: 20 years of action for the abolition of nuclear weapons |
Media Release Saturday 3 August 2019 Saintes in Western France, a city belonging to the international networks « Abolition 2000 » and « Mayors for Peace », has since 1999 declared its desire to see nuclear arms abolished. They are monstrous weapons of extermination, of crimes against humanity, (...)