From MEDACT Scotland and Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland, Dr Michael Orgel has written this commentary published in “Medicine, Conflict, and Survival” Journal. It can be accessed, open-source, via this link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13623699.2022.2114136
The nations who gathered for the Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) have failed to agree an outcome statement, with Russia shamelessly wrecking any hope of a consensus with its objection to a reference to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Ray Acheson of Reaching Critical Will sets that Continue Reading
On Saturday 6th August a group of Trident Ploughshares members and friends, led by the Gareloch Horties affinity group, built a cairn of around 140,000 paper cranes to symbolise those who lost their lives when the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on this day in 1945. The piazza Continue Reading
Right now, at the United Nation in New York, a Review Conference for the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) is taking place. These conferences are due to be held every 5 years but this one was delayed due to the Covid pandemic. The Conference has two main tasks – 1) to Continue Reading
Ms Setsuko Thurlow, atomic bomb survivor and nuclear disarmament campaigner, spoke to media representatives in relation to the NPT Review Conference and nuclear disarmament, delivering a statement and taking questions on Monday, August 1st 2022. The summary of her press encounter can be read in the following article: https://japantoday.com/category/politics/a-bomb-survivor-says-kishidas-nuclear-speech-avoided-honest-debate?
Find below a diary report from Dagmar Schwitzgebel of Trident Ploughshares, on the details and significance surrounding the ICAN Nuclear Ban Forum, held from the 17th-19th of June 2022 in Vienna.
Craig Dalzell’s blogpost on the past Nuclear Ban Week held in Vienna, and its significance within larger disarmament discourse in Scotland: https://commonweal.scot/nuclear-sunset/ “Scotland sorely needs to properly discuss our own nuclear legacy and the impact of independence, because a danger looms in the debate over the future of Faslane, Coulport Continue Reading
Tim Wallis, ED of Nuclear Ban US reports from Vienna We have just finished the first round of Nuclear Ban Week in Vienna, with two days of the ICAN nuclear ban forum. We have been over 600 people here in Vienna, with 50 events and over 100 speakers over two Continue Reading
The First Meeting of States Party to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) begins on Tuesday in Vienna. Back here in Scotland there is still only a very limited understanding of the huge significance of the meeting and the changing norm around nuclear weapons. Four states which Continue Reading
In the last few days before the United Nations states that are members of the Treaty On The Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons meet for the first time in Vienna, and the Scottish Greens have made very clear their support for the Treaty and Scotland’s early accession. This follows the announcement Continue Reading