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Gathering speed to ban nuclear weapons

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The Third International Conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons (HINW) opens in Vienna today, with arguments for humanitarian disarmament growing in strength. This time the UK and the US will attend. What will be the likely outcome? by Rebecca Johnson via … Read More

A new generation: taking over the reins of nuclear abolition

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The Third International Conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons (HINW) opens in Vienna today, with arguments for humanitarian disarmament gathering speed. This time the UK and the US will attend. What will be the likely outcome? by Rebecca Johnson via … Read More

UK nuclear bomb factories rapped by watchdogs over radioactive waste

Atomic Weapons Establishment issued with non-compliance notice by Environment Agency over handling of hazardous waste by Rob Edwards via The Guardian Britain’s nuclear bomb factories have been reprimanded by two government watchdogs for breaking safety rules on radioactive waste. AWE, … Read More

Feminist peacebuilding – a courageous intelligence

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There are patriarchal reasons why women are disproportionately made to suffer in wars. It should not be surprising that women are disproportionately active in resisting and challenging violence, wars and armed oppression, says Rebecca Johnson. by Rebecca Johnson via OpenDemocracy … Read More

To eliminate WMD we need to disarm patriarchy

Civil society must stop the use of chemical weapons being used as a pretext for US-led bombing in Syria. A gendered understanding demonstrates that the only sustainable strategy is to pursue disarmament and strengthen international humanitarian law. by Rebecca Johnson … Read More

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