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| We need a citizen candidate, pro-climate and anti-nuclear, to contest the presidential election of 2022|
by Jean-Marie Matagne
Published in French on 21 January 2021
Citizens of France, For humankind and for each of us, there are now four big urgent challenges (and some others of course): they are climate change, the nuclear threat, the social and health challenge, and the threat to democracy.
That is why, we as citizens need to take ownership of the presidential and legislative elections of 2022. Calmly but firmly. Despite the paradox that the path to annulling the democratic hold-up which a presidential (...)
| Time to wrap up the nuclear weapons era!|
Statement of the Abolition 2000 Coordinating Committee, January15, 2021.
On January 22, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons(TPNW) will enter into force. It will specifically prohibit States Parties from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, acquiring, possessing, deploying, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, and from assisting or encouraging such acts. And it will reinforce existing international law obligating all states not to test, use or threaten to use (...)
| Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the only President of France to have understood nuclear deterrence|
In May 1980, a year before retreating from power, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing organised military manœuvres intended to test when one should have recourse to nuclear weapons. This gave him the opportunity to assess their absurdity, and he revealed this later in his memoirs.
Officially, France’s nuclear weapons, from the beginning, have served no other purpose than to deter the potential enemy from attacking and invading France - as had occurred in 1870, 1914 and 1940. "If you attack our (...)
28 November 2020
18 November 2020
Heated Exchange with France’s Minister of Defense
3 November 2020
The Nuclear Ban Treaty soon enters into force: What does it say? What can we expect of it?
24 October 2020
Open Letter to President Janus [Macron], Elysée Palace, Paris
22 October 2020
Charter for a Human France and a Human World
6 October 2020
Jai Jagat - The March for Social Justice and Peace has arrived in Geneva
24 September 2020
Letter to Florence Parly: the defense minister is silent, the President replies
|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 (...)
|Saturday 18 July 2020 |
|Azerbaijan Threatens Chernobyl-Style ‘Catastrophe’ In Caucasus Drone War|
The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has erupted into open warfare again. As previously noted on Forbes, there has recently been an alarming build-up of drone air forces on both sides. Azerbaijan has now threatened to use its capability to hit Armenia’s only atomic power plant.
At least (...)
|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 (...)