| Please read THE AIMS OF ACDN, nongovernmental association.|
| 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 (...)
| Saintes, 6 August 2019: Homage to the victims of the atom bombs, and Appeal to the French Parliament|
Published in French on 25 August 2019
On 6 August 2019, as happens every year, the city of Saintes and ACDN (Action des Citoyens pour le Désarmement Nucléaire) together commemorated the victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945.
Over sixty people, including representatives of the City Hall and the War Veterans, a member of the European Parliament, and representatives of NGOs including a Japanese one, some artists, and citizens of Saintes and towns nearby or (...)
| Will we draw the right lessons from Russia’s military accidents?|
Nine individuals ready to blow up our planet. What is the French parliament doing to neutralise them?
Published in French on 16 August 2019
As far as we know, nine men have a finger on the atomic button. Nine Heads of States possessing nuclear weapons (and perhaps Saudi Arabia has some too) are ready to explode them at any moment if a good reason comes along - their notion of a good reason, of course.
Will they hear the terrible warning shot fired on August 8 by the Russian experimental missile, a nuclear-powered one which Nato calls the "Skyfall", which caused 5 deaths on the Nyonoska (...)
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
23 April 2019
Should you commit suicide? Surely not. But stop obeying!
23 April 2019
We need to stop President Macron from using illegitimate State Violence
|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, (...)