An incongruous earthquake, of magnitude 5, has knocked at the door of the Le Blayais nuclear power-plant, near Bordeaux "Keep sleeping, good people!"
Published in French on 21 March 2019
On March 20 the newspaper Sud-Ouest devoted several articles to the quake that jolted the region that morning. They merit close attention.
At 11.07 the front page was headed by the article " Tremblement de terre de magnitude 4,9 dans le Sud-Ouest " - "Magnitude 4.9 quake in the South-West," an article updated at 3pm: There was a map:
The text said: « L’epicentre was on the border of the Gironde, Charente and Charente-Maritime districts.
« A magnitude (...)
At two minutes to Doomsday, the French parliament is seized with a Bill proposing a referendum to abolish nuclear and radioactive weapons
On 23 January 2019 in Chicago, the atomic scientists in charge of the "Doomsday Clock" decided to keep the minute hand of this big symbolic clock in the same place as they put it in January 2018: at two minutes away from the nuclear catastrophe that threatens to annihilate humanity - as close as it ever was since 1953 and the Korean War. On the same day in Paris, at the National Assembly, the MP Jean-Paul Lecoq and Jean-Marie Matagne, the president of Action des Citoyens pour le (...)
Mikhail Gorbachev: A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun
Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan signing the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty at the White House, 8 December 1987.
25 Oct. 2018
Over 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan and I signed in Washington the United States-Soviet Treaty on the elimination of intermediate- and shorter-range missiles. For the first time in history, two classes of nuclear weapons were to be eliminated and destroyed.
This was a first step. It was followed in 1991 by the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, (...)