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Striving For A Safer World Since 1945

A look at the national and international efforts to control and secure radioactive materials, and offers suggestions on how to reduce the risk of …

Why is Controlling the Spread of Nuclear Weapons So Difficult?

The short history of nuclear conflict has forever been, in part, an unsuccessful yet unrelenting war against itself. By first establishing the reason …

Bikini Atoll nuclear test: 60 years later and islands still unliveable

The Marshall Islands are marking 60 years since the devastating US hydrogen bomb test at Bikini Atoll, with exiled islanders saying they are too fearful to ever go back because of nuclear contamination.<p>Part of the intense cold war nuclear arms race, the 15-megatonne Bravo test on 1 March 1954 was a …

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Nieuwe capaciteiten van de B-61

<b>Published on</b> March 3rd, 2014 | <i>by Selma van Oostwaard</i><p>0<p>Hans Kristensen (kernwapenexpert, Federation of American Scientists) heeft nieuwe foto’s …

Why Canada needs to be a leader on eliminating nuclear weapons

Nuclear weapons are not compatible with current national and international security requirements. They are obsolete, counterproductive and wasteful. The time has come for the international community to commit to work toward a nuclear weapons ban – and Canada can take a leadership role in that …

Accidents will happen: An excerpt from "Command and Control"

The Mark 36 was a second-generation hydrogen bomb. It weighed about half as much as the early thermonuclears—but 10 times more than the new, …

RT @ICAN_UK: Nuclear weapons are the only WMDs not prohibited by an international treaty. It really is time to say #goodbyenukes http://t.co/FBnacHNfRO

DN! Obama Admin Expands Nuclear Weapons Production

Alex Salmond softens hardline stance over Nato's nuclear weapons

An independent Scotland would allow submarines and warships armed with nuclear weapons from the US, Britain and other Nato countries to dock in its ports as part of what was dubbed as a "don't ask, don't tell" policy to guarantee membership of the North Atlantic alliance.<p>In a sign of the Scottish …

Why is the U.S. okay with Israel having nuclear weapons but not Iran?

Iranian officials sometimes respond to accusations that Tehran is seeking a nuclear weapons capability by replying that, not only do they not want a bomb, they'd actually like to see a nuclear-weapons-free Middle East. Yes, this is surely in part a deflection, meant to shift attention away from …

“If You Want Peace, Prepare For… Peace,” Anti-Nuclear Weapons Activist Says

(L-R) Dr. Lassina Zerbo, Roman Vassilenko and Karipbek Kuyukov talk at the event at CTBTO in Vienna on Oct. 28.<p>VIENNA, Nov. 1 – Karipbek Kuyukov, the …

NUCLEAR WEAPONS: A NECESSARY EVIL?

<b>NUCLEAR WEAPONS: IS THERE A SANE ALTERNATIVE TO MAD?</b> <br>Scenarios:<br>The world in 2050<p>Confrontation between India and Pakistan finally convinced the world …

How A US-UK War Game Brought The World To The Brink Of Nuclear Disaster In 1983

Cabinet memos and briefing papers released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that a major war games exercise, Operation Able Art, conducted in November 1983 by the US and its Nato allies was so realistic it made the Russians believe that a nuclear strike on its territory was a real …

Debating Nuclear Deterrence

Weighing the utility of nuclear weapons has always been more theology than science. That was made clear again Tuesday when the House Armed Services …

Nuclear Energy and Weapons: Uncontrollable in Time and Space

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan devastated a whole region. Radioactive emissions from the damaged nuclear reactors are very serious, and have already contaminated food and water, prompting a ban on food exports from four prefectures and a government warning not to give Tokyo tap water to …

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Children watching the World Cup celebrate after goal<p>Trump administration picks Texas city as new tent site for immigrant children<p>Family of American …

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AcademicsVsFukushima on Twitter: "#Japanese PM #Abe to sign #UN abolition of nuclear weapons. Side-maneuvre! You had just nukes going up #fukushima. Get back to work!"

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KBC GROEP : KBC responds to articles about involvement in financing nuclear arms production | 4-Traders

The Pax Christi peace movement has published a report mentioning KBC's involvement in the financing of the British company Serco. Serco is actively …

Canadian banks investing in companies involved with nuclear weapons: report

A new report by a European 'peace organization' claims that hundreds of well-reputed financial institutions from around the world are investing …

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