Around the World, Victim Assistance Comes Up Short

Hanford Journey 2019, Yakama Nation Swan Dancers, photo by Kiliii Yüyan I Columbia Riverkeepers

Current assistance programs for victims of nuclear weapons use and testing have provided compensation or other benefits to individuals in about a dozen countries around the world.  Article 6 of the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) requires states parties to provide assistance – “including medical care, rehabilitation and psychological support as… Continue reading Around the World, Victim Assistance Comes Up Short

The questionable legacy of India’s nuclear tests

Residents of Pokhran by Shweta Desai

For some Pokhran, India, residents nearby explosions are so common that one man said, “we don’t even register them anymore.” The villages near the Pokhran testing range are where the military tests explosives every day. But even with the constant barrage, two incidents stand out: the so-called ‘Smiling Buddha’ test of 1974 and the series… Continue reading The questionable legacy of India’s nuclear tests

These 7 peace activists face 25 years in prison for taking peaceful action at a U.S. nuclear submarine base

Courtesy of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 | sight magazine

On August 7, 2019, the seven Catholic Peace activists facing up to 25 years in U.S. prison for their symbolic, non-violent action in the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in April 2018 are scheduled to appear in federal court for oral arguments. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons reiterates the call for all charges… Continue reading These 7 peace activists face 25 years in prison for taking peaceful action at a U.S. nuclear submarine base

The INF Treaty’s definitive collapse: dawn of a new nuclear arms race?

Image: Xanthe Hall

Today, 2 August 2019, the governments of the US and Russia have missed a troubling deadline: the end of the six-month notice period that began when both countries announced their withdrawal from the INF Treaty earlier this year. 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate ICAN – International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – deplores the irresponsible destruction… Continue reading The INF Treaty’s definitive collapse: dawn of a new nuclear arms race?

Young Tunisians Take Action on the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Meeting in the National assembly of Tunisia with MP Ms Meherzia Laabidi.

Between June 23th to 27th, Tunisian students met with parliamentarians, journalists and academicians in Tunis as a part of ICAN France’s new project “Nuclear Disarmament Competence Development in Francophone Regions”