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Not quite the last word, but . . .

Not quite the last word but a splendid summary of of the significance of the UN nuclear weapon treaty. Author Ray Acheson was a strong collaborator friend of the late John Ainslie. The new reality Ray Acheson 8 July 2017 … Continue reading

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We Banned the Bomb

Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Adopted at UN After a decade-long effort by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and 72 years after their invention, today states at the United Nations formally adopted a treaty which categorically prohibits nuclear … Continue reading

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Watch them Ban the Bomb, Live!

Live feed for watching the ¬†announcement of the Banning of the Bomb. Click on this post to reveal hyperlink.      

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A Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Is Almost There

It’s historic. The formal schedule of the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Conference for¬†this Friday coming (7th July) is the adoption of the treaty itself. Over 130 UN states are participating. It’s the very best news in nuclear disarmament in decades. … Continue reading

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Janet Fenton’s Update on 3rd July

The end of the week our activities were focused on continuing to lobby diplomats to strengthen key points and prohibitions, and do what we can to get the message to our home countries through conventional and social media , articulating … Continue reading

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A Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Is Almost There

A Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty Is Almost There Update as final week begins It’s historic. The formal schedule of the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty Conference for this Friday coming (7th July) is the adoption of the treaty itself. Over 130 … Continue reading

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Why should military preparations be in the treaty?

Threat: Ban military preparations to use nuclear weapons The discussions are now focussed on the second draft of the proposed treaty to ban nuclear weapons ongoing in New York, and it is going well. There are still some additional improvements … Continue reading

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Report 28 June & Photoshoot

Continuing into this week of the negotiations, everyone is very aware of the deadline ahead, and it seems that the diplomats share civil society’s ardent desire to create an effective and unambiguous treaty by the end of the negotiating period. … Continue reading

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EDM on Global Ban at Westminster

An Early Day Motion was lodged at Westminster by Patricia Gibson MP yesterday about the Nuclear Ban. It expresses concern that the UK is not part of the Global Ban Treaty discussion; dismay that the mainstream media do not cover … Continue reading

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Report 27 June & the new new draft

After the UN’s holiday weekend, and a new influx of campaigners fully briefed from the weekend orientation meeting, the International Campaigner’s morning meeting was highly charged. However, the new draft still had not arrived and we were not even fully … Continue reading

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