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My Life as a Spy - Part Two

It should come as no surprise that as I had barely been off the Isle of Wight, I had never crossed the English Channel, but as the Sixties dawned, armed with a very large trunk, and a passport, I took the boat train from Victoria Station. 1,342 more words

Liberal democracies in the Pacific: a perfectly timed reconciliation

In a month of dire news, here is a wholly positive story about friendship spanning the world’s largest ocean.  This week, the USS Sampson has been participating in relief efforts in and around the quake hit town of Kaikoura in New Zealand.   875 more words

The United Nations votes to start negotiations to ban the bomb

[This article was originally published on November 1, 2016 in The Nation.]

by Alice Slater

In a historic vote on October 27 at the United Nations Committee for Disarmament, what has long seemed to be hopelessly clogged institutional machinery for abolishing nuclear weapons was upended when 123 nations voted to move forward with negotiations in 2017 to prohibit and ban nuclear weapons just as the world has already done for biological and chemical weapons. 1,769 more words

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Matt Gurney: Just say 'no' to nuclear disarmament

Oh, Canada. How could we?

You may have read recently that Canada voted “no” to nuclear disarmament. The vote was at a UN committee seeking to write a global anti-nuclear weapons treaty next year. 1,074 more words

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US can do more to lead the way in global nuclear disarmament

Frank von Hippel, one of the world’s leading specialists on nuclear weapons, has provided us―and the presidential candidates―with an important challenge: How are we going to get the stalled nuclear disarmament process moving forward once again? 1,809 more words

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The End

Photo credit: the last photos of nuclear tests from China, 1996, You Tube Military History series.

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by Ray Acheson

On 24 January 1946, the UN General Assembly adopted its first resolution, which set out to “deal with the problems raised by the discovery of atomic energy.” It established a commission with the task, among others, to make proposals “for the elimination from national armaments of atomic weapons.” Nearly 71 years later, the General Assembly has taken an enormous step towards this goal. 965 more words

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