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Physicians Applaud Progress on Nuclear Security | PSR

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama took a meaningful step towards reducing the threat posed by nuclear weapons in his speech by Brandenburg Gate. Executive Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) Dr. Catherine Thomasson applauds President Obama’s call to move past Cold War era policies and adopt a 21st century national security agenda. “President Obama’s move to reduce U.S. and ...

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New World Nuclear Industry Status Report shows industry in decline | BeyondNuclear

The newly published World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013 (WNISR) provides a reality check of the current situation and trends of an industry in great difficulties. Nuclear power generation experienced a record drop of 7 percent in 2012. The 140-page report provides many different health indicators of the global nuclear industry and, for the first time, an essential status report ...

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Nothing new in the corruption behind the UK government’s ‘arms for dictators’ scandal | Stop the War Coalition

This collusion between business and politics that ignores human rights is more than a political scandal, or an embarrassment: it should be treated as a serious violation of the law. The fringe issue of arms export criteria became headline news today, with the Independent’s splash on an ‘arms for dictators’ scandal. A parliamentary report by the Committees on Arms Export ...

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Trident still has nowhere to go | Ekklesia

Downing Street has disowned a proposal to designate Faslane, the Scottish naval base that hosts Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent, as sovereign UK territory in the event of Scottish independence. The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has welcomed the fact that No.10 has “slapped down” the MoD over this suggestion. They say that it was no surprise that the MoD looked ...

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The medical, environmental, and humanitarian consequences of nuclear war | YouTube

The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War’s Co-President, Ira Helfand, explains the medical, environmental, and humanitarian consequences of the use of nuclear weapons, and urges viewers of this video to take action for their elimination. For more on this story, visit: The medical, environmental, and humanitarian consequences of nuclear war – International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear ...

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S. Korea, Australia press N. Korea on nuclear disarmament; U.S. urged to | Global Post, Calif. State Rep. Rep. Paul Cook, R-Apple Valley

South Korea and Australia stepped up pressure on North Korea Thursday to abandon its nuclear weapons program, calling for the North to choose a path toward peace through trust. Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin and their respective Australian counterparts Bob Carr and Stephen Smith held their first joint security dialogue in Seoul, with North Korea and ...

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John Kerry Presses North Korea On Nuclear Disarmament, Insists China Committed To Ally’s Denuclearization

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stepped up pressure Monday on North Korea to give up its atomic weapons program, saying key regional powers, including North Korean ally China, are all “absolutely united” in demanding nuclear disarmament. Kerry made the comments on the eve of Asia’s largest annual security conference, the 27-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum, which ...

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SIPRI statement on President Obama’s speech in Berlin

In his speech in Berlin today the United States President, Barack Obama, made a commitment to move towards the reduction, and ultimate elimination, of nuclear weapons. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) welcomes the President’s statement. However, this is not the first time the President has made such a commitment, and it remains to be seen how Russia’s support ...

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The Incredible Shrinking Arsenal | Foreign Policy

It’s not Obama who’s cutting nukes — it’s Congress.. President Obama’s appearance in Berlin on Wednesday marked roughly both the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s famous speech in which he declared Ich bin ein Berliner, as well as the fifth anniversary of then-candidate Obama’s first major foreign performance. The speech was not particularly remarkable, except that the president announced ...

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