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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 ]

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 ]

The Nuclear Ban Treaty soon enters into force: What does it say? What can we expect of it?

How can the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons contribute to abolishing them? Approximate answers are not enough, rigorous analysis is needed.
Its entry into force will occur on 22 January 2021. It emphasises the urgency of nuclear disarmament and it stigmatises nuclear weapons. But it has serious defects, and they permit the States possessing these weapons to escape from the ban and from eliminating their weapons.
To make this ban effective, we would have to amend the Treaty, (...)

Published 3 November 2020 [ lire la suite ]

22 October 2020
Charter for a Human France and a Human World

6 October 2020
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24 September 2020
Letter to Florence Parly: the defense minister is silent, the President replies

15 August 2020
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21 April 2020
Let’s Disarm to Avoid the Apocalypse and Build a Better World

10 April 2020
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1 April 2020

16 February 2020
Nuclear Policy: "A referendum to abolish nuclear and radioactive weapons"

23 January 2020
Only 100 seconds from Doomsday. Wake up!

27 November 2019
Appeal from Pope Francis, visiting Nagasaki and Hiroshima: "Rid us of these criminal weapons!"

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