March 22, 2008 - Press release
Pressure for Scotland to ban Trident: Former Lord Advocate calls on Calman Commission to examine devolved power over nuclear weapons
Posted by Abolition, 21st Sep 2008 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Pressure is mounting to change the devolution settlement so that Scotland has the power to ban Trident nuclear weapons from its soil.
Trade unionists, religious leaders and anti-nuclear campaigners have called on the Calman Commission, set up by the Scottish parliament to review devolution, to investigate ways of bringing weapons of mass destruction under Scottish control.
They have been backed by one of the country's most senior legal figures, Lord Murray, who argues that the use of such weapons is illegal. Possessing them is "probably" also against international law, says the former Lord Advocate.
(From: The Sunday Herald)(More)
70 Members of the European Parliament from 19 EU member states launch support for total ban of nuclear weapons
Posted by Abolition, 1st Jul 2008 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
The appeal calls for multilateral negotiations to prevent proliferation and achieve non-discriminatory nuclear disarmament through a Nuclear
Weapons Convention. The parliamentary statement was drafted and agreed by the cross-party group of Deputy Chairs of the European Parliament
section of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND): Ms. Ana Gomes (PSE - Portugal) and Mr. Girts Kristovskis (UEN - Latvia), both vice-chairs of the EP Security and Defense subcommittee; Ms. Annemie Neyts (ALDE - Belgium); Ms. Angelika
Beer (Greens - ALE - Germany) and Mr. Andre Brie (GUE/NGL - Germany).
Start worrying and learn to ditch the bomb: It won't be easy, but a world free of nuclear weapons is possible
Posted by Abolition, 30th Jun 2008 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Douglas Hurd, Malcolm Rifkind, David Owen and George Robertson
During the Cold War nuclear weapons had the perverse effect of making
the world a relatively stable place. That is no longer the case.
Instead, the world is at the brink of a new and dangerous phase - one
that combines widespread proliferation with extremism and
( From: The Times )(More)
Politicians Urge Removal of US Nuclear Weapons From Germany
Posted by Abolition, 24th Jun 2008 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Social Democrat and opposition politicians in Germany have called for the withdrawal of US atomic weapons from German military bases after a US Air Force investigation concluded that "most sites" used for deploying nuclear weapons in Europe do not meet US Department of Defense minimum security requirements.
( From: Deutsche Welle ) (More)
Are US Nukes in Europe Secure?
Weapons grade material from B-61 thermonuclear bombs could be removed and turned into a crude nuclear device.
Thursday, Jun. 19, 2008 By EBEN HARRELL
European air force bases that store U.S. nuclear bombs are failing to
meet basic security requirements to safeguard the weapons, according to
a report obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
The U.S. keeps an estimated 350 thermonuclear bombs in six NATO countries. In four of those - Belgium, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands - the weapons are stored at the host nation's air bases, where they are guarded by specially trained U.S. military personnel.
( From: Time )
( View complete report: www.fas.org , 3MB, .pdf )
EP report calls for global ban on nuclear weapons
Posted by Abolition, 5th Jun 2008 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
The Kuhne Report on European Security and Defence Policy and European Security Strategy was adopted on June 5th in the EP Foreign Affairs Committee. This report on the evolution of the European Security and Defence Policy and the European Security Strategy is produced annually. This year it included (in paragraph 26) specific wording calling for a nuclear weapon convention.(More)
Jan Tamas and Jan Bednar will end their 21 day hunger strike on midnight of June 2nd.
Posted by Abolition, 3rd Jun 2008 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Jan Tamas and Jan Bednar will end their 21 day hunger strike on midnight of June 2nd. Czech personalities will continue their battle against Star Wars' in Prague on 24 hour symbolic fasts. In the rest of Europe, as well as in Australia and the US, other hunger strikes are continuing. European spokesperson for New Humanism, Giorgio Schultze has begun yesterday in Milan and is determined to take the issue to the European Parliament. Protests continue in the 30 cities which have answered the call from the heart of Europe.
1000 participants and 500 arrests at international action day NATO GAME OVER
Posted by Abolition, 22nd Mar 2008 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
About 1000 people from 17 European countries went to the NATO headquarters in Brussels this morning to take part in the international non violent action NATO GAME OVER. 5 years after the start of the Iraq war and 10 days before the Bucharest NATO summit, peace activists from all over Europe show that preventing war starts here in Europe.
SNP group aims to dump Trident, Government experts examine ways to block system.
Posted by Abolition, 17th Feb 2008 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
The Scottish government has set up an expert group to investigate
how best to get rid of nuclear weapons, the Sunday Herald can
The group, to be chaired by Bruce Crawford MSP, the minister for parliamentary business, is seen by many as a crucial step towards making Scotland a nuclear-free nation - and could trigger a confrontation with Westminster.
The group - which includes religious leaders, academics, activists, a lawyer and a trade unionist - has been given the task of finding legal, planning, regulatory and diplomatic ways to block the plan to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system on the Clyde.
(From: The Sunday Herald)(More)
German Foreign Affairs minister Steinmeier on nuclear disarmament
Posted by Abolition, 9th Feb 2008 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
The following speech at the Munich Security Conference by the German
minister of Foreign Affairs Steinmeier is a clear appeal to put
disarmament again on the NATO agenda and follows his initiative
together with the Norwegian minister at the NATO summit in December.
It is a quite positive sign, but it was a lone voice between the wolves. The debate is anyway going on inside NATO and it is up to us to create pressure to support this initiative. Please make sure that in as much parliaments as possible of NATO countries questions get tabled on how your government reacts to this intiative.
Toward a Nuclear-Free World, By GEORGE P. SHULTZ, WILLIAM J. PERRY, HENRY A. KISSINGER and SAM NUNN
Posted by Abolition, 15th Jan 2008 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
By GEORGE P. SHULTZ, WILLIAM J. PERRY, HENRY A.
KISSINGER and SAM NUNN
January 15, 2008
The accelerating spread of nuclear weapons, nuclear know-how and nuclear material has brought us to a nuclear tipping point. We face a very real possibility that the deadliest weapons ever invented could fall into dangerous hands.
The steps we are taking now to address these threats are not adequate to the danger. With nuclear weapons more widely available, deterrence is decreasingly effective and increasingly hazardous.
(From: The Wall Street Journal) (More)
Over half of Belgian Mayors demand elimination of nuclear weapons before 2020
Posted by Abolition, 10th Jan 2008 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Today over half of a total of 589 Belgian Mayors demand a worldwide ban of nuclear weapons before 2020. In the northern region of Flanders this is almost 70%. Remarkable is that in the Flemish province of Limburg counts the highest number of members with 75%. This is the province where the US deploys an estimated 20 nuclear bombs on the airforce base of Kleine Brogel and confirms the growing democratic deficit with regard to NATO nuclear policies. (More)
Fix the Proposal for Nuclear Cooperation with India, Letter to Nuclear Suppliers Group and IAEA
Posted by Abolition, 7th Jan 2008 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Dear Minister :
In the coming weeks the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors will likely be asked to consider a new ?India-specific? safeguards agreement that would cover a limited number of additional ?civilian? reactors. Shortly thereafter, the members of the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) will be asked to take a position on the Bush administration?s proposal to exempt India from longstanding NSG guidelines that require full-scope IAEA safeguards as a condition of supply.(More)
Germany and Norway call for NATO disarmament initiative
Posted by Abolition, 7th Jan 2008 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and his Norwegian counterpart St?re have called on NATO countries to do more for disarmament. This call comes at a time when important international control regimes such as the CFE Treaty and the Non-Proliferation Treaty are at risk of coming unravelled. The Ministers discussed the proposal Friday (7 December) in Brussels with the other NATO Foreign Ministers. The goal is to identify areas in which NATO can better define its profile on disarmament, arms control and nuclear non-proliferation.
(From: Auswaertiges Amt)(More)
European mayors want withdrawal of US nukes from their territory
Posted by Abolition, 7th Dec 2007 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
European mayors want withdrawal of US nukes from their territory(More)
and 1,937 Mayors demand global elimination of nuclear weapons by 2020
Brussels, December 6th 2007 - European Mayors on whose territory US nuclear
weapons are deployed demand, in a remarkable common position paper, THE
withdrawAL OF the remaining US nuclear weapons from their municipalites. The
Mayors from Peer (Kleine Brogel - Belgium), Aviano and Ghedi (Italy), Uden
(Volkel - The Netherlands), Incirlik (Turkey), and Buechel (Germany) receive
support for their appeal from the Executive Cities of the Mayors for Peace,
including the Mayors of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Florence, Manchester, and
Belgian Christian Democrats demanded withdrawal of US nukes in government negotiations
Posted by Abolition, 16th Nov 2007 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
So even when this gave no result, it is important to see that the change in position by the CD&V was real and not just election talk. It means that CD&V sees the withdrawal of US nuclear weapons as a realistic aim and that important steps are possible in the coming term. CD&V is the most atlantist party in the Belgian political landscape with a lot of connections in the Belgian diplomacy. Both the current NATO-ambassador and the diplomat dealing with non-proliferation and disarmament issues are known as christian democrats, even when the former government was one without christian democrats.
The proposal for the government agreement (based on the earlier parlementary resolutions):
- to propose initiatives in NATO concerning the review of strategic doctrines and the gradual withdrawal of the American tactical nuclear weapons from Europe as fulfillment of Article 6 of the NPT (my unofficial translation).
- bij de NAVO initiatieven ter sprake te brengen in verband met de herziening van de strategische doctrines en de graduele terugtrekking van de Amerikaanse tactische kernwapens uit Europa met het oog op het realiseren van artikel 6 van het NPT.
Meanwhile the negotiations for a new government have led to a deadlock. It is at the moment unclear how the negotiations will continue and which parties in the end will form the government.
Scotland seeks world backing for banning nuclear weapons
Posted by Abolition, 21st Oct 2007 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Alex Salmond has made a major bid to win international backing for his government's campaign to rid Scotland of nuclear weapons, the Sunday Herald can reveal.
The First Minister has written to 122 countries highlighting the nation's opposition to the deployment of Trident nuclear warheads on the Clyde, and his determination to try and block the UK government's decision to replace Trident over the next few decades.
Salmond is also asking countries to support a request for Scotland to be given observer status at future meetings of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the world's main barrier to nuclear mayhem.(More)
Safety warning at nuclear bomb plant
Posted by Abolition, 19th Sep 2007 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Britain's nuclear bomb factory has been struggling to remedy as many as
1,000 safety defects uncovered by the government's official watchdog.
And it has only been allowed to remain open because the Ministry of
Defence says the work it does is vital.
(From: New Scientist)(More)
Czech Communists to block planned U.S. radar base area
Posted by Abolition, 17th Sep 2007 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Skorice- Czech Communists (KSCM) plan to stage on Friday a symbolical blockade of the Brdy military district, some 90km southwest of Prague, in several municipalities situated close to the site where a U.S. radar base is to be built, they say in a letter CTK has at its disposal.
(From: Czech News Agency) (More)
Britain in top-secret work on new atomic warhead
Posted by Abolition, 4th Sep 2007 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Scientists are secretly working on the design of a revamped British nuclear warhead.
The new device, designated the High Surety Warhead is understood to be under development at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston in Berkshire.
The top-secret project is being run in conjunction with US efforts to build a range of modernised "failsafe" nuclear firepower for its own submarine-launched Trident missiles.
(From: The Herald)(More)
INSPECTORS ANGER AS NUCLEAR CONVOY GOES THROUGH EDINBURGH
Posted by Abolition, 11th May 2007 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
The government has "stack-ed the deck" in favour of an immediate decision to replace the Trident submarine fleet that carries Britain's nuclear deterrent, according to one of the US's most eminent physicists.
Richard Garwin, principal architect of the first US hydrogen bomb design and a long-standing consultant to successive US administrations on security matters, says the decision announced by the government in December to build three or four submarines to replace the existing Vanguard-class ships is "highly premature".
From: Financial Times(More)
SNP-LED Scottish Executive would openly challenge the government's decision to
renew Trident by imposing a £1 million toll on every warhead transported in
SNP leader Alex Salmond says the levy will be the centrepiece of his attempt to prevent a new generation of nuclear weapons being based on the Clyde.
From: Sunday Herald(More)
5 Minutes to Midnight: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Board Statement
Posted by Abolition, 19th Jan 2007 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
We stand at the brink of a second nuclear age. Not since the first atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has the world faced such perilous choices. North Korea’s recent test of a nuclear weapon, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a renewed U.S. emphasis on the military utility of nuclear weapons, the failure to adequately secure nuclear materials, and the continued presence of some 26,000 nuclear weapons in the United States and Russia are symptomatic of a larger failure to solve the problems posed by the most destructive technology on Earth.(More)
The US is about to announce the replacement of its submarine-launched
nuclear warheads in a move that could shape Britain's planned £25bn
upgrade for its Trident force.
Sources say UK scientists from the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston and its sister site at Burghfield may have helped the US to develop its reliable replacement warheads (RRW).
(from: The Herald)(More)
A World Free of Nuclear Weapons- George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger and Sam Nunn.
Posted by Abolition, 5th Jan 2007 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Wall Street Journal. (Eastern edition). New York, N.Y.: Jan 4, 2007. pg. A.15
Nuclear weapons today present tremendous dangers, but also an historic opportunity.
U.S. leadership will be required to take the world to the next stage -- to a solid
consensus for reversing reliance on nuclear weapons globally as a vital contribution to
preventing their proliferation into potentially dangerous hands, and ultimately ending
them as a threat to the world.
Scottish Church Leaders Condemn Sectarianism, Trident
Posted by Abolition, 1st Jan 2007 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Leaders of the Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic Church in Scotland
have condemned sectarianism in Scotland and Trident renewal in their
first ever joint New Year statement.
Leaders of the Church of Scotland and Roman Catholic Church in Scotland have issued their first ever joint New Year statement in which they condemn sectarianism and strongly criticise the government's plans to replace Trident.
by Maria Mackay, Christian Today
Scientists for Global Responsibility papers on Trident Replacement
Posted by Abolition, 19th Dec 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Two new papers on the Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) web site related to the Trident replacement debate:
Nuclear weapons and the UK skills base
(Submission to a recent Defence Select Committee inquiry)
Keeping nuclear weapons or tackling climate change?
(Presentation at parliamentary seminar) (More)
Small Nuclear War Would Cause Global Environmental Catastrophe
Posted by Abolition, 11th Dec 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
A small-scale, regional nuclear war could disrupt the global climate for a decade or more, with environmental effects that could be devastating for everyone on Earth, researchers have concluded.
The scientists said about 40 countries possess enough plutonium or uranium to construct substantial nuclear arsenals. Setting off a Hiroshima-size weapon could cause as many direct fatalities as all of World War II.
Plan to cut nuclear stockpile a hollow gesture
Posted by Abolition, 11th Dec 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Ian Bruce Herald 11th December
Federation of American Scientists said yesterday: "Prime Minister Blair knew that a new generation of nukes and expensive submarines would be a hard-sell domestically.
That's why he sweetened the announcement that Britain will reduce its stock of operationally available warheads from about 200 to fewer than 160.
"The gesture is somewhat hollow because Britain only has enough Trident D5 missiles to arm three of its four boats with a maximum of 144 warheads anyway."
The FAS estimates the Vanguard flotilla needs between 108-132 warheads in total, rather than the 200 held in depots or deployed on patrols.
UN press release concerning General Assembly votes on resolutions on disamament and security
Posted by Abolition, 6th Dec 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
The UN press release concerning General Assembly votes on resolutions on disamament and security on December 6, based on recommendations from the First Committee, is at:
For a commentary by Michael Spies on the US votes, see
CND Submits Alternative White Paper on Trident
Five MPs together with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament are today handing in an Alternative White Paper to Downing Street. Gavin Strang MP, Katy Clark MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Linda Riordan MP, and Michael Meacher MP will join CND Chair Kate Hudson in presenting the Alternative White Paper to the Prime Minister’s residence.(More)
Tony Blair today recommended that Britain renew its Trident nuclear deterrent into at least the middle of the century, calling it "the ultimate insurance".
But the prime minister told MPs it would be possible to cut Britain's stockpile by 20%, leaving fewer than 160 operationally available warheads.
Tony Blair's legacy: Another 50 years of nuclear weapons?
Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp today condemned the government's White Paper for its commitment to retaining a UK nuclear weapons system, and for its failure to come clean about measures the government has already taken at AWE Aldermaston to build facilities to test, design and build a new generation of nuclear warheads. (More)
Blair Seeks Nuclear Subs to Counter Global Terror (New York Times)
LONDON, Dec. 4 — Citing a potential nuclear threat from nations like North Korea and Iran, Prime Minister Tony Blair urged legislators today to extend the life of Britain’s nuclear deterrent with a new generation of submarines costing up to $40 billion.
From: New York Times(More)
AWE Aldermaston: activists call for a stop to building work as government publishes White Paper
Block the Builders is calling for an immediate stop to all building work at AWE Aldermaston, until there has been a full public debate on today's White Paper on the future of the UK's nuclear weapons.
While Tony Blair was announcing the "options" for the development of a next generation of nuclear submarines, and promising a parliamentary vote in three months time, contractors were continuing their work on buildings at Aldermaston which are now generally acknowledged to make to the site "fit for the purpose" of building the next generation of nuclear weapons. (More)
Trident Replacement debate in Britain, full text of Blair's speech
On Monday 4th December 2006, British Prime Minister Tony Blair published a "White Paper" setting out the options for the replacement of the British Trident nuclear weapons system. The full speech to parliament is reproduced here.(More)
Tony Blair has promised MPs a full debate on the issue and reportedly told a cabinet meeting last week that he wants the debate to begin quickly "because a decision needs to be made".
The Sunday Times November 19, 2006
The article's authors - Hans M. Kristensen of the Federation of American Scientists and Robert S. Norris of the Natural Resources Defense Council - identified the likely locations by piecing together information from years of monitoring declassified documents, officials statements, news reports, leaks, conversations with current and former officials, and commercial high-resolution satellite photos. November/December 2006 pp. 57-58 (vol. 62, no. 6) C 2006 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Two Sides of the Same Coin: Nuclear Non-proliferation and Nuclear Disarmament
Posted by Abolition, 10th Nov 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Jonas Gahr-Støre
published on Friday, November 10, 2006
Unofficial English version
The security situation in Europe has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. The threat of nuclear annihilation, which dominated strategic thinking throughout the Cold War, has abated - fortunately. Unfortunately, the momentum for arms control and disarmament seems to have followed suit, and we are faced with a different – more complex and less predictable – set of challenges to the international non-proliferation and disarmament regime (More)
U.S., Russia urged to talk about scrapping A-bombs
Posted by Abolition, 10th Nov 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
By Louis Charbonneau, Reuters
Germany and Norway urged the United States and Russia
on Friday to take heed of North Korea's nuclear test
and resume negotiations on dismantling their atomic
arsenals to prevent a collapse of the non-proliferation
Trident is evil and against God, bishops warn Blair
Posted by Abolition, 11th Jul 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
(From: The Independent)
An End to U.S. Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Europe?
Posted by Abolition, 10th Jul 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
"Over the next several years, a number of European NATO members involved in nuclear sharing arrangements have to decide whether to replace aging fighter aircraft capable of delivering nuclear weapons, commonly known as “dual-capable aircraft.” Amid budget pressures and growing public concern, some key groups are beginning to balk. These concerns come as NATO is expected to update the 1999 Strategic Concept, including a possible revision of its nuclear doctrine."(More)
World Peace Forum Calls on the United States to Lead the World in Nuclear Disarmament
Posted by Abolition, 3rd Jul 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
(World Peace Forum)
Blix Study Wants Nuclear Weapons Outlawed
Posted by Abolition, 2nd Jun 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
(From: The Guardian, AP)
(Read the report: http://www.wmdcommission.org/files/Weapons_of_Terror.pdf)
CND Celebrates Victory, Calls For An End To Missile Defence Plans In Europe
Posted by Abolition, 24th May 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament today welcomed the announcement by a Pentagon official that interceptor missiles for the US ‘Son of Star Wars’ missile defence system will not be sited in the UK, according to the Scottish Herald newspaper. The official cited the strong domestic opposition to the ongoing occupation of Iraq as a primary reason for this decision.(More)
U.S. Is Proposing European Shield for Iran Missiles
Posted by Abolition, 22nd May 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
The administration's proposal, which comes amid rising concerns about Iran's suspected program to develop nuclear weapons, calls for installing 10 antimissile interceptors at a European site by 2011. Poland and the Czech Republic are among the nations under consideration.
(From: New York Times)
The sudden change of nuclear doctrine imposed by Jacques Chirac is a dangerous act for the world’s security
Posted by Abolition, 20th Jan 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
From: Mouvement de la Paix
against any state which launched a terrorist attack against it.
Speech by Jacques CHIRAC, President of the French Republic, during his visit to The Stategic Air and Maritime Forces at Landivisiau / L’Ile Longue
Posted by Abolition, 19th Jan 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Scottish Socialist Party Peace Spokesperson Fined for Anti-Trident Action
Posted by Abolition, 18th Jan 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
From: Trident Ploughshares
Statement of Mouvement de la Paix for President Jacques Chirac's presence at Ile Longue
Posted by Abolition, 17th Jan 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
At Crozon, in Brest harbour, on the site of Ile Longue, is located the nuclear submarines
base of the FOST (Strategic Oceanic Force) that represents 85% of the French nuclear
weapons, about 6,000 times Hiroshima.
News of Chirac's visit to Ile Longue
Exclusion of Nuclear Weapons from the Norwegian Government Pension Fund - Global
Posted by Abolition, 5th Jan 2006 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
The Norwegian Ministry of Finance has excluded seven companies from the Government Pension Fund - Global (previously the Petroleum Fund) because they are involved in production of nuclear weapons. The exclusion is based on a recommendation from the Ethics Council for the fund. Following another recommendation from the Ethics Council, the Ministry has decided not to exclude the company Total from the fund. Total was considered based on its operations in Burma.
(From: Norwegian Ministry of Finance)(More)
Use of Trident 'would be illegal'
Posted by Abolition, 20th Dec 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
From: The Guardian
View complete opinion (.pdf, 150kb)
ElBaradei Nobel Peace Prize speech
Posted by Abolition, 10th Dec 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) were awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace:
"for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way"
The award has been criticised by some anti-nuclear groups as the IAEA also has a role in promoting nuclear power. This technology has led to environmental damage and the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
See also: Greenpeace Action in Oslo
Many other groups have also issued responses to the award of the prize to the IAEA, including: International Peace Bureau, Mouvement de la Paix, GRACE, Greenpeace
More evidence of US nuclear weapons in Netherlands
Posted by Abolition, 7th Dec 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
This formed part of the annual defence budget debate.
Poland risks Russia's wrath with Soviet nuclear attack map
Posted by Abolition, 26th Nov 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Poland threw open the doors of its military archives to show how most of Europe would have been laid to waste in a nuclear conflagration between east and west. Dating from 1979, when presidents Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev were discussing detente, the map showed how Warsaw Pact forces would have responded to an attack by the Nato alliance.From: The Guardian
U.S. Nuclear Submarines to Leave Italian Island Base
Posted by Abolition, 23rd Nov 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
You can find an overview of nuclear weapon in Europe on our clickable map and more details on each of the nuclear weapon states below.
There are currently 6 "Nuclear Weapon Free Zones" in the world, 5 of which cover continents in the Southern Hemisphere. We must work to ensure that such a Nuclear Weapon free zone becomes a reality in Europe as well.
ElBaradei says nuclear states too slow disarming
Posted by Abolition, 7th Nov 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
U.S. drops nuclear 'bunker-buster' plans
Posted by Abolition, 26th Oct 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
From Associated Press newswire
Poll reveals majority oppose building of new UK nuclear weapon
Posted by Abolition, 24th Oct 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Read the press release with opinion poll questions (Greenpeace)
Revealed: Blair's nuclear bombshell
Posted by Abolition, 17th Oct 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
The Independent - 17 October 2005, By Andy McSmith
Moscow makes terms for negotiating tactical nuke control
Posted by Abolition, 29th May 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Global Disarmament Groups Blame U.S. for Failure to Strengthen NPT
Posted by Abolition, 18th May 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
NATO Defence Ministers need to withdraw U.S. nukes from Europe
Posted by Abolition, 9th May 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Norwegian Christian Democrats call for disarmament
Posted by Abolition, 3rd May 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News