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
During the UNGA event to mark the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Mitchie Takeuchi delivered the following statement on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Today is going to be a big day. Follow the action (including a high level Ceremony in New York, where the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will welcome its newest signatories and States Parties).
From the semaphore signals for “ND” (Nuclear Disarmament), through a broken missile to a nuclear weapon locked in Peace, this is the history of ICAN’s logo.
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
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
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?
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”
A recent report released by NuclearBan.US, “Warheads to Windmills: How to Pay for a Green New Deal,” shows how eliminating nuclear weapons will play a crucial part in preventing the worst of the climate crisis.The report is focused on the US in particular, but it offers a blueprint for all nine of the nuclear nations.
The new report “Shorting our security- Financing the companies that make nuclear weapons” by PAX and ICAN exposes how banks and pension funds are financing the companies involved in the production of nuclear weapons.