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| OPEN LETTER TO THE TWO CANDIDATES FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF FRANCE|
Concerning Nuclear Deterrence and the Survival of Humankind
Mr President-Candidate Macron, Mrs Candidate Le Pen,
As you have certainly norticed, although it’s a subject that you have both carefully avoided, nuclear deterrence is irremediably bankrupt. At least our deterrence, that of France and the West. It has not prevented Vladimir Putin from starting the war that is now ravaging Ukraine at the door of Europe. Nothing scares him. And he, possessing some 6000 atom bombs, does not hesitate to threaten whoever "stands in the way of Russia". Any state (...)
| Ukraine: Ten Demands to Return to Peace|
1. The UNGA, meeting under urgency on 2 March 2022, adopted, by 141 votes in favour, 5 against and 35 abstentions, a resolution ordering a stop to fighting and the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine. This resolution must be implemented immediately and fully.
2. The war of aggression waged by Vladimir Putin against Ukraine, in contradiction with the Assurances given to it on the 5 December 1994 by the Budapest Memorandum and with the UN Charter, must be condemned immediately, without (...)
| War in Ukraine: the Bankruptcy of Nuclear Deterrence|
The war which Vladimir Putin declared on 24 February 2022 against Ukraine, and de facto against Europe, will surprise only people who have veiled their faces and blocked their ears for decades... and who continue to do so.
Other time, other spirit. On 8 December 1987, Gorbachev and Reagan signed the Washington Treaty which eliminated the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) from Europe, preparing the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the End of the Cold War.
If France’s leaders had heard the calls (...)
25 February 2022
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: An Illegal War of Aggression
24 February 2022
Nuclear Folly, Military Folly, and now War
9 January 2022
A French presidential candidate goes on hunger strike
10 November 2021
Emmanuel Macron and his sleight of hand
9 November 2021
For a Convivial France in a Livable World without carbon emissions, nuclear technology or militarism
1 November 2021
Stop the Nuclear Insanity!
4 September 2021
Declaration of Candidacy in the Popular Primary
|Monday 24 January 2022 |
|Dominique Lalanne Has Died|
We have learnt with sadness and emotion of the cruel death of Dominique Lalanne, which occurred on Sunday morning, so we have heard, through a vascular accident in the brain.
Formerly a nuclear researcher at the CNRS (a national science centre) he had become more than twenty years ago an (...)
|Sunday 19 December 2021 |
|Taiwan rejects a nuclear power plant by a referendum|
In a referendum in Taiwan yesterday a proposal to reactivate the Lungmen nuclear power plant was defeated by 53 percent vs 47.
This is a victory for the government which plans to phase out nuclear by 2025. When Tsai Ing-wen was elected in 2016, Taiwan had 6 operating reactors and 2 under (...)
|Saturday 25 September 2021 |
|The Death of Paul Quilès, former Minister of Defense, who later worked to abolish nuclear weapons |
Media Release from ACDN, Saturday 25 September 2021
Paul Quilès passed away in a Paris hospice on Friday 24 September 2021.
After being the campaign director for François Mitterrand in 1981, he was appointed to several ministerial posts between 1983 and 1993 (Housing, Tourism, Transport, (...)
|Sunday 8 November 2020 |
|Now is the time for a peaceful world without nuclear weapons|
Communiqué ACDN, 2020-11-08
The Action des Citoyens pour le Désarmement Nucléaire (ACDN) congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for their election at the head of the USA and expresses the wish that it will open an age of peace, cooperation and disarmament all around the world.
Now is the time (...)