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U.N. nuclear ban treaty to take effect on Jan. 22 via Kyodo News

The U.N.-adopted nuclear ban treaty will enter into force on Jan. 22 with a required threshold of 50 ratifications being achieved, a nongovernmental anti-nuclear organization said Saturday. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was adopted in 2017, … Continue reading

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Fukushima women and children on the Frontline: Workers and Children Radiation Risks and Human Rights Violations via Greenpeace

Eight years after the start of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and two years after the Japanese government lifted evacuation orders in areas of Namie and Iitate, radiation levels remain too high for the safe return of thousands of Japanese … Continue reading

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Two atomic bomb survivors deliver anti-nuke petition with over 8 million signatures to United Nations via the Japan Times

[…] Sueichi Kido, secretary-general of Nihon Hidankyo, or the Japan Confederation of A- and H-bomb Sufferers Organizations, presented the “Appeal of the Hibakusha” to Romanian Ambassador Ion Jinga, who currently chairs the General Assembly committee that is charged with tackling … Continue reading

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Fukushima mothers visit France and the UN to demand their human rights via Beyond Nuclear

By Linda Pentz Gunter, with contributions from Kurumi Sugita and Akiko Morimatsu   When Kazumi Kusano stood in the CRIIRAD radiological laboratory in Valence, France listening to lab director, Bruno Chareyron, describe just how radioactive the soil sample taken from a school … Continue reading

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Why the press should stop quoting the IAEA and the WHO via Beyond Nuclear

From IPPNW report, Health Effects of Chernobyl 25 years after the reactor catastrophe: Note on the unreliability of official data published  by WHO and IAEA  At the “Chernobyl Forum of the United Nations” organised in September 2005 by the International … Continue reading

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Fukushima’s Diplomatic Fallout, 7 Years After the Nuclear Disaster via The Diplomat

[…] The Japanese government recently came under pressure in a United Nations human rights forum over the adequacy of its support for people who fled the disaster zone – and faced scrutiny about radiation levels in places where evacuees have … Continue reading

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The nuclear ban treaty, Pine Gap and the Nobel Peace Prize via Johnmenadue.com

Richard Tanter […] At root, building more nuclear weapons and banning nuclear weapons are the two logical opposite responses to the fact that there are still thousands of nuclear weapons on hair-trigger alert. With sober-minded experts putting the chances of war … Continue reading

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72 years after the bombing of Nagasaki, there are 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world via LA Times

Today is the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. At 11:02 a.m. Aug. 9, 1945, a five-ton plutonium bomb exploded a third of a mile above the city. Its blast winds tore through the city at two and … Continue reading

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Challenging Nuclearism: The Nuclear Ban Treaty Assessed via The Asia-Pacific Journal Japan Focus

Richard Falk Abstract On 7 July 2017 122 countries at the UN voted to approve the text of a proposed international treaty entitled ‘Draft Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.’ This article assesses the significance of broad international support … Continue reading

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On the prohibition of nuclear weapons treaty via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Kennette Benedict Against all odds, the United Nations has successfully negotiated a treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons. […] As they have done already with chemical and biological weapons and land mines, an overwhelming majority of countries have come together to prohibit … Continue reading

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