Tag: nuclear disarmament

Mayors for Peace Anti-Nuke Petition Surpasses 2 million signatures mark

As of February 1, 2017, a petition launched by Mayors for Peace to abolish nuclear weapons had 2,469,821 signatures.
The petition reads:
We, the undersigned, make the following request of the leaders of all nations states,and urge the United Nations to exercise strong leadership in the following:

To ensure that no city will ever again be destroyed by […]

Nobel Peace Laureates: It’s time to eliminate nuclear weapons

People participate in an anti-nuclear rally in Union Square in New York. (photo: Seth Wenig/AP)
by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
[The following statement from 21 Nobel Peace Laureates was released at the conclusion of the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogota, Colombia.]
On March 27, negotiations will commence at the United […]

Appeal for a Total Ban on Nuclear Weapons

By antiatom.org
In August 1945, two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki instantly turned the two cities into ruins and took the lives of about 210 thousand people. Even now, more than 200,000 Hibakusha, or A-bomb survivors, are carrying with them scars. Their tragedy should not be repeated anywhere on earth.
The call for the elimination […]

The World’s Nukes – Good News and Bad News

U.S. Pres. Barack Obama chairs the Security Council Summit on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. Credit: Bomoon Lee/IPS
UNITED NATIONS, Jun 13 2016 (IPS) – The world’s nuclear arsenal continues to decline – from 15,850 warheads in early 2015 to 15,395 in 2016, according to the latest figures released Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute […]

Video: Lanterns for Peace 2014

Winnipeg, Aug. 6, 2014: Winnipeggers commemorated the August 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States, a strike that claimed 200,000 lives and ushered in the age of nuclear terror.
Sponsors:
– Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba – http://www.mjccc.org
– Project Peacemakers – http://projectpeacemakers.org
– Peace Alliance Winnipeg – http://peacealliancewinnipeg.ca