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Nuclear Weapons

Beyond Nuclear advocates for the elimination of all nuclear weapons and argues that removing them can only make us safer, not more vulnerable. The expansion of commercial nuclear power across the globe only increases the chance that more nuclear weapons will be built and is counterproductive to disarmament. We also cover nuclear weapons issues on our international site, Beyond Nuclear International.

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Wednesday
Feb132019

HIBAKUSHA APPEAL: Please sign and send (and share!) the appeal!

HIBAKUSHA APPEAL

Please sign and send the appeal:

https://hibakusha-appeal.net/english/

Hiroshima & Nagasaki survivors (hibakusha) have sacrificed time and treasure for over 70 years protecting humanity from nuclear weapons. Now humanity (you) have a chance to thank them. Sign their appeal, then send it to your friends!

Go to:

https://hibakusha-appeal.net/english/

"...Human beings have prohibited the use, development, production, and possession of biological and chemical weapons by treaties and protocols. Why do we hesitate to prohibit nuclear weapons, which are far more destructive than these weapons?...We believe that your signatures appended to this appeal will add up to the voices of hundreds of millions of people around the world and move international politics. They will finally save the future of our blue planet and all life on it. We earnestly appeal to you to append your signature to this petition..."

(They want 100 million. Let's give 'em a billion!)

Note: After launch of the International Signature Campaign in April 2016, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted on July 7, 2017. The Campaign now calls on all State Governments to join the Treaty and achieve the total elimination of nuclear weapons.

PLEASE SIGN AND SEND THE APPEAL:

https://hibakusha-appeal.net/english/

(And please spread the word to everyone you know!)

Nuclear weapons are the easiest global problem we face, and none of our other problems are solvable until we stop threatening to commit collective suicide. Nuclear weapons embody a level of competition and animosity that renders cooperation impossible, but without unprecedented cooperation we will make our planet unlivable. So in addition to thanking the hibakusha, billions of people signing this appeal will let our readers know that we no longer accept the leadership of anyone who fails to understand the urgent need for cooperation. Do what you can.

https://hibakusha-appeal.net/english/

[Thank you to the PEAC Institute for calling the HIBAKUSHA APPEAL to our attention, at a recent presentation in New York City. Visit the PEAC Institute website for more info. about the HIBAKUSHA APPEAL.]

Wednesday
Feb132019

Nuclear Free Future - Nuclear Disasters: Weapons, Power & Waste

Alfred C. Meyer of Physicians for Social Responsibility [and his 15-year old, 7-pound Maltese atomic watchdog, Clara] and Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist of Beyond Nuclear, talk with host Margaret Harrington about the need to abolish nuclear weapons. The experts discuss the hazards of nuclear power identifying it as counterproductive to eliminate climate change issues. They also give insight into the compounding problem of radioactive nuclear waste.

Watch the 45 minute 38 second televised interview, here. CHANNEL 17/ TOWN MEETING TV is in Burlington, Vermont. Its "Nuclear Free Future" show is hosted by Margaret Harrington.

Thursday
Feb072019

US' INF Treaty Withdrawal Raises ‘Fears of a Renewed Full-On Arms Race'

As reported by Sputnik International. Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps is quoted.

Sunday
Jan272019

A Nuclear Site Guard Accused Colleagues of Sexual Assault. Then She Was Fired.

As reported by the New York Times. Note that the Nevada National Security Site (formerly known as the Nevada Test Site) is located near the proposed Yucca Mountain high-level radioactive waste dump in Nevada.

Monday
Dec032018

Nevada Balks at Feds’ Plan to Store Plutonium Near Vegas

As reported by Paul Roupe at Courthouse News.

The one metric ton of plutonium is weapons-grade. The targeted storage site is the so-called Nevada National Security Site, formerly called the Nevada Test Site.

Full-scale nuclear weapons were detonated at the NTS between 1951 and 1992 (including more than a decade of above-ground testing; one-third of underground tests nonetheless leaked to the atmosphere), resulting in countless cases of disease and death downwind.

The NNSS is located in Newe Sogobia, Western Shoshone Indian land, as acknowledged by the "peace and friendship" Treaty of Ruby Valley, signed by the U.S. government in 1863.