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India’s nuclear weaponry in the skies

The most likely candidates to unleash an atomic holocaust are rivals India and Pakistan, who share a border, a legacy of war, and a tendency to test nuclear weapons.

Neither country is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT),

India’s Nuclear Weapons Take to the Skies, TakePart –  Adam Trunell 15 Sept 10, With most of the Armageddon-fearing planet apparently losing its taste for nuclear weapons, India’s upped its investment in the end of civilization with the planned purchase of 40 nuclear-capable fighter jets. Continue reading

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September 15, 2010 Posted by | India, weapons and war | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fidel Castro’s passionate call against nuclear weapons

“The world never imagined the appalling use of two nuclear weapons at the end of World War II, but the power of the current existing weapons multiplies their power,”

Fidel Castro calls on nations to avoid nuclear warfare, HAVANA, CUBA (BNO NEWS), 4 Sept 10 — Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Friday made a public appearance for the first time in 4 years in a 45-minute speech at a university in Havana, Cuba………..“Humanity has little time to free itself from [nuclear war].” Continue reading

September 4, 2010 Posted by | general | , , , , | Leave a comment

Call to Muslims to support nuclear disarmament

when it comes to threats to humanity, there should be a Muslim voice to join hands with that of Christians who support the Two Futures Project

Why Muslims Should Support Nuclear Weapons Disarmament, THE HUFFINGTON POST, Rizwan Ladha, 2 Sept 10,   “……..For moderate and intellectual Muslims as well, the choice should be simple: either risk annihilating the human race or eliminate the global threat posed by nuclear weapons. Believe it or not — and I know I’m opening up a big hole here — there is plenty of talk in the Qur’an about being good, kind, righteous, giving and generous to one’s fellow man, regardless of religious creed…… Continue reading

September 3, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, Religion and ethics | , , , , | Leave a comment

India’s Disarmament Seminar cancelled for fear of offending U.S. nuclear lobby

the rejection might be because the seminar was being held to close to the date of US president Barack Obama’s visit to India during November. “May be the government did not want to annoy Uncle Sam,”

‘No seminar on nuclear disarmament’, – The Times of India, TNN, Aug 25, 2010,  NAGPUR: In an apparent move to curb an ‘unwanted’ congregation, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) has struck down the application by a city-based activist known for his left leaning to hold a global seminar on nuclear disarmament in city. Continue reading

August 25, 2010 Posted by | India, secrets,lies and civil liberties | , , , , , | Leave a comment

USA Republicans preventing inspections of Russia’s nuclear arsenal

because of the Republican tactics, the old START agreement–which was endorsed by Republican and Democratic administrations in the years since the Cold War ended–has expired. So, for the first time in 15 years the Pentagon has lost its ability to inspect the Russian strategic nuclear bases.

On START Treaty, U.S. Suffering From Senate Republican Ignorance,  (usnews.com), By John Aloysius Farrell  August 19, 2010 Continue reading

August 20, 2010 Posted by | politics, USA | , , , | Leave a comment

Worldwide nuclear disarmament – call from U.N.

UN calls for for worldwide nuclear disarmament, Radio New Zealand News   2010 : 08 : 07 United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has called for worldwide nuclear disarmament during a ceremony marking 65 years since the bombing of Hiroshima.Representatives from the United States, France and Britain attended the annual memorial service in Hiroshima, for the first time.Mr Ban said the anniversary is a timely reminder to world leaders to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

Radio New Zealand News : Stories : 2010 : 08 : 07 : UN calls for for worldwide nuclear disarmament

August 7, 2010 Posted by | general | , | Leave a comment

Nuclear disarmament movement revving up

The nuclear disarmament movement has taken on new momentum, especially in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the only two cities to ever suffer a nuclear attack.

Ban, Okada confirm effort to eradicate nukes,The Japan Times Online, Aug. 4, 2010, By MASAMI ITOS U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon confirmed Tuesday with Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada that Japan and the world body will aim for the abolition of nuclear weapons…… Continue reading

August 5, 2010 Posted by | general | , , , | Leave a comment

USA’s far right leads to new global nuclear arms race

…suddenly we are in the midst of a new multi-polar arms race. This is the vision that Romney is posing and it is immensely dangerous.

Mitt Romney Embraces The Far Right’s Dangerous Nuclear Extremism In Opposing START, Wonk Room, 6 July 2010, While Mitt Romney’s oped today in the Washington Post is largely a politically-motivated effort to boost his far-right foreign policy bonafides, it does however demonstrate how dangerous and extreme the anti-Obama narrative has become……

The fact that Romney thinks that the worst foreign policy mistake of the Obama administration is a modest treaty that reduces limits on nuclear weapons and extends and updates the verification and monitoring measures that Ronald Reagan himself negotiated in the initial START treaty, says something about how far out of the mainstream the conservative right has moved. Continue reading

July 7, 2010 Posted by | politics, USA | , , , , , | Leave a comment

People of conscience resist the nuclear threat

We the people of conscience therefore exercise the right of every citizen of this republic and this planet to peacefully resist the nuclear threat; attacking as it does every core concept of human rights.

(USA) Declaration of Independence from Nuclear Weapons – Salem-News.Com,,Eileen Fleming, Jul-05-2010 36 arrested at Y-12 National Security Complex. (OAK RIDGE, Tenn.) – Priests and nuns, atheists, anarchist and one clown were among the 23 arrested by the State and 13 by the Federal Government for nonviolently resisting Nuclear Weapons at Y-12 on 5 July 2010. Continue reading

July 7, 2010 Posted by | Religion and ethics, USA | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

nternational Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND)

Japan – Fifth Meeting of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND) ISRIA 29 June 2010, 1. The fifth and final meeting of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, co-chaired by the Hon. Yoriko Kawaguchi, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, and the Hon. Gareth Evans AO, former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, will be held in Vienna, Austria from July 3 (Sat) to 4 (Sun)……..

Japan – Fifth Meeting of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (ICNND)

June 29, 2010 Posted by | general | , , | Leave a comment

Nuclear Non-Proliferation not solved, nor is Nuclear Waste

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As the May Nuclear Non Proliferation conference ends, the nuclear industry and President Obama continue to use this story as a selling point for the “peaceful” nuclear industry. And for June, perhaps the critical issue is – how to convince the world that nuclear wastes are OK, that this problem is solved, – when it’s not!

Other selling points are emerging now – perhaps a sign of the desperation of the industry?

There’s a push to use a nuclear bomb as a cure for the oil spill – based on Russian experience – for goodness’ sake!  Who in their right mind would trust the Russian history of things nuclear?

Then there’s the push for little reactors, thorium reactors, instead of uranium-fuelled reactors. Anything to look as though the nuclear industry is forging on.  But it’s not – except for nuclear weapons.

Meanwhile, despite all the propaganda, and lack of real government incentives, renewable energy technologies are forging on.

June 1, 2010 Posted by | Christina's notes | , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Iran reminds world of UN’s nuclear disarmament resolution

……....The UN General Assembly had approved a draft resolution proposed by Iran on nuclear disarmament in October 2009, amid strong opposition by the US, Britain, France, Israel.

Iran calls for immediate disarmament of nuclear states Politics News, May 27th, 2010 TEHRAN – Iran Thursday urged all countries to take serious steps to dismantle all nuclear weapons and called for setting a deadline in this regard by the international community. Continue reading

May 28, 2010 Posted by | Iran, politics international | , , , | Leave a comment

Russia not really trusting Iran on its nuclear deal

“Despite Russia’s years of efforts to resolve the nuclear dispute, the response from the Iranian side has been unsatisfactory,”

Russia Doubts Iran’s Commitment to Nuclear Deal | Asbarez Armenian NewsMOSCOW (Combined Sources) 27 May 2010,—Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced doubt on Thursday about whether Tehran would fulfill the terms of a deal brokered by Brazil and Turkey aimed at resolving the Iranian nuclear crisis. Continue reading

May 28, 2010 Posted by | Iran, politics international | , , , | Leave a comment

Pressure on Russia and China to reveal nuclear weapons stockpile numbers

Britain Discloses Size of Nuclear Stockpile: Who’s Next? » FAS Strategic Security Blog, By Hans M. Kristensen, 26 May 2010, “…..       Who’s Next? Three of the five original nuclear weapon states have now disclosed the sizes of their military stockpiles of nuclear warheads. The pressure is increasing on the other nuclear weapon states to follow the good example.The size of the Russian stockpile is unknown but Norris and I estimate Russia possesses 12,000 nuclear warheads, of which 4,600 might be operational. A Russian official recently told Reuters that Russia after ratification of the New START agreement “will likewise be able to consider disclosing the total number of Russia’s deployed strategic delivery vehicles and the warheads they can carry.” That would not be disclosing the size of the stockpile, but still be progress.China’s stockpile is even more opaque, although Norris and I estimate it at approximately 240 warheads

Britain Discloses Size of Nuclear Stockpile: Who’s Next? » FAS Strategic Security Blog

May 27, 2010 Posted by | Russia, weapons and war | , , , | Leave a comment

India, Pakistan, Israel are urged to join Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty

UN nuclear conference calls India to join NPT, CTBT, Betwa Sharma, 26 May 2010, United Nations, May 26 (PTI) Breaking the tradition of not naming countries, the first draft of the final document of 2010 Nuclear-Non Proliferation Treaty Review conference has asked India, Pakistan and Israel to join NPT and CTBT.”The conference calls upon India, Israel and Pakistan to accede to the treaty as non-nuclear weapon States, promptly and without conditions, thereby accepting an internationally legally binding commitment not to acquire nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices,” the first draft of the document said.”The conference also calls upon India and Pakistan to maintain moratoriums on nuclear testing and calls upon India, Israel and Pakistan to sign and ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) without delay and without conditions,” it said. fullstory

May 26, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, politics international | , , , | Leave a comment