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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 (...)

Published 26 January 2021 [ lire la suite ]

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 (...)

Published 18 January 2021 [ lire la suite ]

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 (...)

Published 4 December 2020 [ lire la suite ]

28 November 2020
Democratic Emergency

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

18 September 2020
Barbarism above our heads, paid for by our taxes

15 August 2020
75 years later : Moments of Emotion as Saintes commemorates the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

18 June 2020
Arms Sales and Obfuscation: the Hypocrisy of France

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