The questionable legacy of India’s nuclear tests

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 of tests between May 11 to 13, 1998. The forgotten, tragic reality of underground nuclear tests Starting after the 1974


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

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 against these peaceful activists to be dismissed. “What kind of world are leaving our children? Now is a good time


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

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 of the INF Treaty and calls on the United States and Russia to:  uphold international law, including international humanitarian law;


These 28 companies are building nuclear weapons

ICAN and its partner organisation Pax have released a report with full profiles of 28 companies connected to the production of nuclear weapons. Here are the 28 companies on ICAN’s Red Flag list. Download the full report here. Aecom (United States)  Aecom is involved in work at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, it is involved in research, design, development and production of nuclear weapons including the life extension program of the B61 nuclear bomb10 and of the W80-1


Washington DC joins ICAN Cities Appeal

Washington D.C. joined a growing number of individuals, organizations, cities and state legislatures that are calling on the United States to take meaningful action to prevent nuclear war and is one of the first capital cities worldwide to express support for the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons


Tweet for the Nuclear Ban Treaty: urge these countries to sign on September 26th

September 26th is the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, and with many heads of state already attending an event about nuclear disarmament at the UN General Assembly, it’s an ideal moment to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Our campaigners are working hard behind the scenes to encourage as many countries as they can to sign and ratify the treaty on the day. But a little loving nudge can



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