| Please read THE AIMS OF ACDN, nongovernmental association.|
| Declaration of Candidacy in the Popular Primary |
In what way will France’s Presidential election of 2022 enable us to eliminate the two major dangers threatening humanity: climate change and nuclear weapons?
We cannot just resign ourselves to choosing in the first round of voting between party leaders and candidates dominated by those individuals, almost all keen for power - nor choosing in the second round between the plague and the cholera. That is the impasse which the Popular Primary wishes to avoid. Nor (...)
| 6-9 August 2021 in Saintes (Western France)|
Citizens’ Festival "Disarm to Live" (Désarmer pour vivre)
Concerts, talks, debates, shows, films, exhibitions...
As a sequel to the concert last year (6 August 2020) (VIDEO , 5’ 28’’), ACDN is organising in Saintes on 6-9 August 2021 a festival called "Disarm to Live". It is supported by the city, by several partners, and by citizens responding to a call for crowdfunding. Here is the programme and the list of speakers and performers (in order of appearance)
Alice Rosset, Pianist and Yuko Hirota, Franco-Japanese pianist (association Piano-no-ki)
Jérôme Pellistrandi (Général 2°S) Chief editor of the (...)
| SIPRI Numbers: New Record Level of Global Military Expenditure – Arms Race Continues|
Despite the burning need to solve the major global problems together on the basis of cooperation, the industrial nations continue to rely on arms races and rivalry. The SIPRI figures clearly show the disproportionate nature of military spending – and the disastrous consequences for the environment, climate and now health are unmistakable.
Global military spending reaches new record high – SIPRI figures show: the international arms race continues
The new figures from the Stockholm (...)
6 April 2021
Nuclear Crime: last-ditch campaign
17 March 2021
"Red Alert": the world is heading in the direction of a 3rd World War, a nuclear one.
5 March 2021
Letter to Régis Juanico, MP of the Loire, and his parliamentary colleagues
26 January 2021
We need a citizen candidate, pro-climate and anti-nuclear, to contest the presidential election of 2022
18 January 2021
Time to wrap up the nuclear weapons era!
4 December 2020
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the only President of France to have understood nuclear deterrence
28 November 2020
|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 (...)
|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 (...)