Appeal from Pope Francis, visiting Nagasaki and Hiroshima: "Rid us of these criminal weapons!"
Published in French on 25 November 2019 Speaking in Nagasaki, he said: "Peace and international stability are incompatible with attempts to build upon the fear of mutual destruction, or the threat of total annihilation… The possession of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction is not the answer to this desire; indeed they seem always to thwart it. Our world is marked by a perverse dichotomy that tries to defend and ensure stability and peace through a false sense of security (...)
Saintes, 6 August 2019: Homage to the victims of the atom bombs, and Appeal to the French Parliament
Published in French on 25 August 2019
On 6 August 2019, as happens every year, the city of Saintes and ACDN (Action des Citoyens pour le Désarmement Nucléaire) together commemorated the victims of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 and 9 August 1945.
Over sixty people, including representatives of the City Hall and the War Veterans, a member of the European Parliament, and representatives of NGOs including a Japanese one, some artists, and citizens of Saintes and towns nearby or (...)
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 (...)