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| 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 (...)
| Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Never Again!|
APPEAL TO THE FRENCH PARLIAMENT
Saintes, le 6 août 2019
Mesdames, Messieurs MPs and Senators.
Today you have a very great responsibility. We ask you to assess it correctly. Since January 2018, we have been only two minutes away from the Apocalypse, according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, who see in the deterioration of the earth’s climate an extra factor for catastrophe, leading to a nuclear war. And in fact the world’s political climate continues to deteriorate – it has not stopped deteriorating.
On August 2, (...)
| 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|
August 5, 2019
On February 1, 2019, the United States of America launched a procedure to withdraw from the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles. The six-month period set forth in the Treaty’s withdrawal clause has expired. When one of the parties withdraws from the Treaty, it ceases to have effect automatically. Therefore, as of August 2, 2019 the INF Treaty no longer exists. Our US colleagues sent it to the archives, making it a thing of the past.
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
19 April 2019
At two minutes to Doomsday, the French parliament is seized with a Bill proposing a referendum to abolish nuclear and radioactive weapons
23 March 2019
An incongruous earthquake, of magnitude 5, has knocked at the door of the Le Blayais nuclear power-plant, near Bordeaux
|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, (...)
|Saturday 27 July 2019 |
|From August 6 to August 9, the City of Saintes commemorates the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki|
26 July 2019
The Nuclear Disarmament Flame was lit for the first time in Saintes (Western France) in May 2001 on the occasion of the 1st Nuclear Disarmament Days organised by ACDN and several other organisations. It is periodically re-lit in Saintes. It burns every year from August 6 to August (...)