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Britain’s boycott of the UN multilateral nuclear disarmament talks

via OpenDemocracy With opposition to Trident growing, the British government has refused to join this week’s UN multilateral nuclear disarmament talks on practical measures to build global security without nuclear weapons.       As thousands gather to demonstrate in … Read More

The Austrian Pledge to Ban Nuclear Weapons

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by Dr Rebecca Johnson Driven by “the imperative of human security for all”, Austria pledged at the HINW conference to work to “stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons in light of their unacceptable humanitarian consequences and associated risks”. The Third International Conference on … Read More

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

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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