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27 October 2016: the day when the big reversal in history became possible PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 29 October 2016 15:02

ACDN = Action of Citizens for Nuclear Disarmament

Published 29 October 2016

What a fantastic day. It will count as a red letter day in contemporary history " indeed in world history.

Ever since 6 August 1945, the first time an atom bomb was exploded "on a populous city" and by itself, in an instant, caused tens of thousands of deaths, humankind has been living haunted by a possible apocalypse, with the feeling that we might never end to this age of nuclear terror.

But this 27 October 2016 saw three events occur successively in Paris, Brussels and New York, all directed towards an exit from the nuclear age, with the last one opening a door to a change in era.

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 October 2016 18:34
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Canada says NO to historic UN Vote on Nuclear Disarmament PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 27 October 2016 15:27

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

By Peggy Mason, Former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament to the UN, now President of the Rideau Institute released the following statement after Canada’s UN vote today against Resolution L.41.

 

October 27, 2016.

 

“The First Committee on Disarmament and International Security of the UN General Assembly today passed an historic resolution, mandating the launch in 2017 of negotiations for a legally binding instrument prohibiting nuclear weapons.  Such a ban would reinforce customary international law against the threat or use of nuclear weapons and pave the way for further negotiations on their verifiable destruction and ultimate elimination.  

 

Tensions between Russia and the USA are dangerously high.  Massive nuclear weapons modernization programmes are underway.  The negotiation to be launched by this resolution is the best hope the international community has to move away from the nuclear brink.

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DISBANDING NATO AND PROMOTING COMMON SECURITY PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 09:42

DISBANDING NATO AND PROMOTING COMMON SECURITY

Joan Russow PhD Global Compliance Research Project

Montreal . Resolution presented  at the World Social Forum

August 11. 2016

 

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“The waste and misuse of resources in war and armaments should be prevented. All countries should make a firm commitment to promote general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control, in particular in the field of nuclear disarmament. Part of the resources thus released should be utilized so as to achieve a better quality of life for humanity and particularly the peoples of developing countries" (II, 12 Habitat 1).

 

TRUE SECURITY IS NOT MILITARIZED SECURITY, BUT COMMON SECURITY

“We must reappropriate the word “security” and not allow it to be distorted by the military”. (Dr Ursula Franklin, 1984)  

AWAREthat NATO states have been complicit or responsible for using the following pretexts for aggressive interventions in other sovereign states

“human security" (Iraq 1991), "Humanitarian intervention" (Kosovo, 1999), “self-defence” (Afghanistan 2001), "Pre-emptive/ preventive" attack (Iraq, 2003) "Responsibility to Protect (Haiti, 2004, Libya, 2011) or "will to intervene" (Mali, 2013). Each time the pretext was discredited, a new pretext emerged.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 October 2016 10:03
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All nuclear Arms states including NATO countries must support the September 26. 2016 International day for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 25 September 2016 05:08

 

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Research Project

 


Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones Map

 

In a Statement by NATO is the following : “it commits to the goal of creating the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons – but reconfirms that, as long as there are nuclear weapons in the world, NATO will remain a nuclear Alliance.”

 

NATO countries  have a chance to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons by  reversing their previous positons taken on May 15 August, 2016  and August 25  2016   

http://www.icanw.org/why-a-ban/positions

 

http://www.icanw.org/campaign-news/support-for-a-conference-in-2017-to-negotiate-a-treaty-banning-nuclear-weapons/

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 September 2016 06:58
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Habitat III: time to implement habitat I call to reallocate the military budget PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 11 July 2016 08:19
By joan russow PhD
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On the 40th anniversary of habitat I time to implement the recommendation:
 
"The waste and misuse of resources in war and armaments should be prevented. All countries should make a firm commitment to promote general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control, in particular in the field of nuclear disarmament. Part of the resources thus released should be utilized so as to achieve a better quality of life for humanity and particularly the peoples of developing countries" (II, 12 Habitat 1).
 
and subsequent similar recognition or commitment:
Last Updated on Monday, 11 July 2016 08:46
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