Category Archives: nuclear weapons

General Synod backs the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, July 8th 2018

. General Synod Debate on the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2018/13-july/news/uk/general-synod-nuclear-disarmament This is the first time since 2007 that nuclear weapons have been debated and the focus of the debate is the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons. Bishop … Continue reading

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Just Defence Charter signatory: Air Commodore Alistair Mackie, 1922-2018, with respect

. JUST DEFENCE CHARTER .As those who seek to contribute to our national security in Parliament or other positions in public and professional life, the signatories of this Charter agree:  1. The defence of our country and of our way … Continue reading

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Goal: a mutually and effectively verifiable Middle East Zone free of actual and potential weapons of mass destruction

Dr David Lowry Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Resource and Security Studies, Cambridge, MA, US, noted a serious omission in the Financial Times recently. He pointed out that a recent article  about Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s presentation on Iran’s alleged covert … Continue reading

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America’s plutonium: bury it, dilute and dispose or use it to produce MOX fuel?

o A Moseley reader draws attention to this Reuters special report by Scot J. Paltrow, summarised here with added material. The United States has a vast amount of plutonium and, under the 2000 Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement, agreed to … Continue reading

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March visitors

People from six countries visited the site in March. There were twice as many American visitors than from UK, the next on the list TOP POST Invitation from the Iona Community: February 17th: TRIDENT – WISE? Posted on January 25, 2018 … Continue reading

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Use of nuclear weapons: seeking clarity on United States’ position

Recently, Elizabeth Way, a member of WMCND referred to Donald Trump’s statement that he would stand by ‘no first use’ of nuclear weapons. Other listeners were not so sure. But In November, the Los Angeles Times editorial board, after expressing alarm … Continue reading

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Bruce Kent emphasises: “The 1968 NPT obliges us to work for the elimination of nuclear weapons “in good faith”

o In the Guardian, Bruce Kent, Vice-president CND, asks if Owen Jones (Corbyn has to lead on nuclear weapons, 29 March) really means that Labour Party policy can’t be changed. He continues: The only argument for Trident, and any successor, … Continue reading

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