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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.
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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 ]

Charter for a Human France and a Human World


This Charter has a history, that of four intense days followed by nearly a decade. In 2011, from October 27th to 30th the States-General for a Livable World (EGMV in French) were held in Saintes (Western France). Invitations went to 6 organisations: ACDN (Action des Citoyens pour le Désarmement Nucléaire), ATTAC, the Farmers Confederation, the Human Rights League, the Teaching League, and the "Nuclear Phase-out" Network. The event was supported by the City of Saintes, the Région (...)

Published 22 October 2020 [ lire la suite ]

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

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

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

10 April 2020
"A New World"? April Fools!

1 April 2020
SENSATIONAL! PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON GIVES UP NUCLEAR WEAPONS!

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!"

28 August 2019
Saintes, 6 August 2019: Homage to the victims of the atom bombs, and Appeal to the French Parliament

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