The People v. The Bomb

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In a World Opinion Forum TV, DVD and Google Video special from the United Nations, Kevin Sanders reports on world reaction to the failure of the last Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), described as the most important meeting ever to take place at the UN.

At the conference, held in 2005, the US blocked discussion on renewal of earlier NPT agreements to de-alert and disarm nuclear weapons. The next NPT review conference will not be until 2010. This report looks at responses to the crisis including independent nuclear disarmament initiatives by national governments, mayors and NGOs – the non-governmental agencies representing “the people” in whose name the UN was founded.

Among the measures: Norway divests from nuclear bomb makers; World mayors call for de-alerting and permanent de-targeting of cities; and the Commission on Weapons of Terror headed by former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix presents its recommendations for world security to the UN.

You can watch the video here.

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