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An interview with a blogger who supports Owen Smith

I was contacted by Robert Davy who was asking for a Jeremy Corbyn supporter to interview for his blog OccasionallyPolitical.  As a firm believer in independent media I accepted his invitation. 1,378 more words

Labour Leadership Election

From Cardiff to Greenham Common: Women for Life on Earth

In 1986 Glamorgan Archives received a deposit from the peace group ‘Women for Life on Earth’. The collection relates to the women’s peace march from Cardiff to Greenham Common in Berkshire, and the peace camp which was subsequently established outside the main gates of the air base at Greenham Common. 1,665 more words

Ban treaty recommendation on its way to UN First Committee

The world took one step closer to banning nuclear weapons today, when the UN Open-Ended Working Group on nuclear disarmament (OEWG) voted to recommend that the General Assembly mandate negotiations on a ban treaty to commence in 2017 when it meets in New York in October. 273 more words

Nuclear Weapons

Next stop—First Committee

The OEWG has just adopted a report calling for negotiations on a ban treaty to commence in 2017! The vote count — 68 yes, 22 no, 13 abstentions — reflects only those states in the room at the time of the vote. 56 more words

Nuclear Weapons

Obama’s No First Use Proposal

By Herbert London ~

When President Obama received his Nobel Prize, he argued that he would regard nuclear proliferation as his primary challenge. This is hardly surprising since even as a Columbia College student he advocated a nuclear free world – a position consistent with the idealism of a student who knew very little about the ambitions of U.S. 606 more words

Public Opinion

Examining the Humanitarian Initiative on Nuclear Weapons

I am happy to announce that the academic journal Global Policy has published a Special Section on nuclear disarmament, focusing on the Humanitarian Initiative on Nuclear Weapons. 1,000 more words

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau: In the name of peace.

On Saturday evening, I was invited to address the crowd gathered at Civic Plaza to commemorate the devastation that rained down on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, 71 years ago. 536 more words