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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: The Road There and the Road Ahead via Common Dreams

For those of us who have been part of the anti-nuclear movement, this moment in history is one filled with possibilities. byMadelyn Hoffman, Ryan Swan On January 22, 2021, the world will take a major step toward global nuclear disarmament when … Continue reading

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U.N. chief: World is living in `shadow of nuclear catastrophe’ via abc news

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that the world is living “in the shadow of nuclear catastrophe,” fueled by growing distrust and tensions between nuclear-armed nations By EDITH M. LEDERER UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Friday that the … Continue reading

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‘Reverse course’ towards full nuclear disarmament – UN chief via UN News

On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons marked on Saturday, the UN chief has underscored the need to “reverse course and return to a common path to nuclear disarmament”.  Almost 75 years since the adoption of the first … Continue reading

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OPINION: Fukushima nuclear waste decision also a human rights issue via Kyodo News

By Baskut Tuncak In a matter of weeks, the government of Japan will have the opportunity to demonstrate to the world how much it values protecting human rights and the environment and to meet its international obligations. In the aftermath … Continue reading

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Chernobyl horror has nuclear lessons for SA via Business Day

As we consider this energy option it is key to bear in mind that the manipulation following this disaster means the full scale of damage can only be guessed at By Kate Brown Powerful storms, record-breaking temperatures and rising water … Continue reading

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UN experts cite ‘possible exploitation’ of workers hired to clean up toxic Japanese nuclear plant via UN News

“Workers hired to decontaminate Fukushima reportedly include migrant workers, asylum seekers and people who are homeless,” said the three UN Special Rapporteurs. “We are deeply concerned about possible exploitation by deception regarding the risks of exposure to radiation, possible coercion … Continue reading

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核兵器廃絶デーに国連大学で講演 「被爆体験の継承必要」via 新潟日報

作家の高橋源一郎さんが26日、東京・渋谷の国連大学で講演し、第2次大戦中にフィリピン・ルソン島で戦死した伯父の話を紹介して戦争の悲惨さを訴えた。続く討論会では「核兵器廃絶に向け、世代や国を超えた被爆体験の継承が必要」などと意見が交わされた。 核兵器廃絶日本NGO連絡会が国連の核兵器廃絶国際デーに合わせて主催し、約110人が出席した。 続きは核兵器廃絶デーに国連大学で講演 「被爆体験の継承必要」

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UN nuclear weapons talks fail ‘over Israel row’ via BBC News

A UN conference aimed at preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons has ended in failure after a row over a nuclear-free Middle East proposal. The Egypt-backed plan had envisaged a regional forum which analysts say might have forced Israel to … Continue reading

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Austria, backed by 159 nations, calls for ban on nuclear weapons via Reuters

(Reuters) – Austria on Tuesday called for banning nuclear weapons because of their catastrophic humanitarian effects, an initiative it said now has the backing of 159 countries. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz was speaking at the five-year review conference of … Continue reading

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The Fukushima Health Crisis via Counterpunch

by JOSEPH MANGANO and JANETTE SHERMAN Over 3 years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, there is virtually no health research being conducted or released on harm to the Japanese. An April report by a UN committee tried to sweep the … Continue reading

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