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Nobel Peace Laureates call for treaty banning nuclear weapons

The 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates was held in Rome this weekend. Co-presidents Ira Helfand and Tilman Ruff represented IPPNW. The Summit issued strong language condemning nuclear weapons and called for a treaty to ban them as part of a statement published at the conclusion of the meeting. 260 more words

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Helfand holds Nobel Peace Laureates summit "spellbound"

IPPNW co-president Ira Helfand spoke about the medical and environmental consequences of nuclear war at the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit, held in Rome this weekend. 159 more words

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Twitter and Pandora's Box

Yesterday the Ottawa Senators hockey team fired their coach – and announced his departure via Twitter. Today seems like a good time to diverge from the travel dialogue we have been having and talk technology, starting with Twitter. 617 more words

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Vienna day 2: Notes from the Conference, First morning

International Red Cross members in Hazmat suits Geiger scanned everyone as we came in as a faux but disturbing security measure.
Don’t worry guys. I’m a normal level of radioactive. 68 more words


Nuclear weapons: Not as secure as you think

Arguing on a humanitarian basis, a disarmament initiative pushes to avoid a potential global catastrophe.
VIENNA, Austria -With over 16,000 nuclear warheads in the world, humanitarian and civil-society groups are trying to sound the alarm over what a detonation – accidental or deliberate – of one of these weapons might mean. 117 more words

Nuclear weapons: the road to prohibition

Nuclear weapons are the greatest threat to the health and survival of mankind. This statement from the World Health Organisation in the 1980s is echoed in the recent call to action from the International Red Cross: Nuclear weapons must be abolished. 714 more words

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If only. One short woman, one big story

Vera’s dad didn’t think girls were worth educating. But he must have realised she had a brain, because he took her to hear the Faraday lectures at a nearby university. 843 more words