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In Nagasaki message, Ban stresses need for education on benefits of nuclear disarmament | UN News Centre

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) visits the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, Japan, in August 2010. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

In his message to a ceremony marking the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that the benefits of nuclear disarmament must be spread worldwide through education. “We must eliminate all nuclear weapons in order to eliminate the grave risk they pose to our world. This will require persistent efforts by ...

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The humanitarian consequences of war | PSR

The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing–nuclear terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and the thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia put the planet at risk. Fortunately, there also are new opportunities to eliminate this threat. As we focus on educating the public on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, we need your help to ...

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Israel must take action to regulate the status of tens of thousands of Gazans living without IDs | B’Tselem

A note from Suhair ‘Abdi, Data Coordinator for B’Tselem. Several B’Tselem staff members recently visited and filmed two checkpoints in the West Bank that serve as crossing points into Israel for Palestinians with work permits. More than 30,000 Palestinians currently have permits to work in Israel and may enter the country through any one of eleven checkpoints. The two checkpoints ...

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A Nuclear Free World | CounterPunch

We’ve managed to outgrow or to come within sight of outgrowing cannibalism, slavery, blood feuds, duels, capital punishment, child labor, tar and feathering, the stocks and pillory, wives as chattel, the punishment of homosexuality, and listening to Rush Limbaugh. To various degrees, these practices — and many others — have been eliminated or reduced and stigmatized. While the stupidest practice ...

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Bradley Manning verdict: cleared of ‘aiding the enemy’ but guilty of other charges | The Guardian

Bradley Manning, the source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of secret disclosures, faces a possible maximum sentence of 136 years in military jail after he was convicted on Tuesday of most charges on which he stood trial. Colonel Denise Lind, the military judge presiding over the court martial of the US soldier, delivered her verdict in curt and pointed language. ...

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