| Please read THE AIMS OF ACDN, nongovernmental association.|
| Op-ed in "Le Monde"|
Nuclear Policy: « A referendum to abolish nuclear and radioactive weapons »
By Sophie Auconie, Jean-Michel Clément, Joël Labbé, Jean-Paul Lecoq, Jean-Marie Matagne, Christine Pirès Beaune
At the time when France’s president Emmanuel Macron explained his vision of deterrence, on February 7, five parliamentarians and the president of the citizens’ group ACDN ( Action des citoyens pour le désarmement nucléaire) wrote an op-ed for « Le Monde » calling for direct consultation with the French people. Also, a draft bill about this has been signed by 42 parliamentarieis of all political stripes.
Source: Le Monde (14/2/2020). Article reserved for subscribers. Reading time 3 min.
| Situation Worsening, Unprecedented. |
Only 100 seconds from Doomsday. Wake up!
The Doomsday Clock, ever since its creation in 1947 at the University of Chicago by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been giving midnight as the symbolic time-location for the end of the world. We move closer or further away as a function of nuclear, ecological and technological risks, and international tensions.
At the start of the 1990s, after the Berlin Wall came down and the Cold War ended, the minute hand moved back to 17 minutes to midnight.
But since that decade ended, (...)
| Pope Francis: Not Using Or Possessing Nuclear Weapons Will Be Added To Catechism|
"The use of nuclear weapons is immoral, which is why it must be added to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Not only their use, but also possessing them: because an accident or the madness of some government leader, one person’s madness can destroy humanity."
In addition to repeating this strong message pronounced at Hiroshima, Pope Francis responded to many questions posed to him by the journalists during the flight bringing them back to Rome from Japan.
Now follows an unofficial (...)
27 November 2019
Appeal from Pope Francis, visiting Nagasaki and Hiroshima: "Rid us of these criminal weapons!"
3 October 2019
How nuclear power powers the bomb
28 August 2019
Saintes, 6 August 2019: Homage to the victims of the atom bombs, and Appeal to the French Parliament
17 August 2019
Nine individuals ready to blow up our planet. What is the French parliament doing to neutralise them?
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
|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, (...)