Introduction to Disarmament

Video Series About Why does disarmament matter? Access to weapons does not necessarily cause conflict, but it can encourage, intensify and prolong it. Disarmament and arms control play a critical role in preventing and ending crisis and armed conflict. Disarmament can also reduce an immense financial burden on societies. Did you know that the cost … Read more Introduction to Disarmament

U.K.’s decision to increase nuclear warhead stockpile cap defies logic

The Westminster government is defying international law— and its own public’s on-record majority opinion against nuclear weapons—as well as provoking the Scottish people, all of which it will regret. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the move will allow the U.K. to amass an nuclear arsenal the size of France’s, which is rumoured to possess … Read more U.K.’s decision to increase nuclear warhead stockpile cap defies logic

New Nanos Poll Finds Strong Nuclear Weapons Concerns

For Immediate Release: April 6, 2021 (Toronto)  The threat posed by nuclear weapons is of major concern to Canadians according to a new poll released today by Nanos Research. The poll results show that Canadians are very positive about key solutions the disarmament movement has been advocating and that Canadians are action oriented in responding to … Read more New Nanos Poll Finds Strong Nuclear Weapons Concerns

Canadian Nuclear Weapon Abolitionists Call on U.K. to Reconsider Warhead Increase

CANADIAN NETWORK TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS Le Réseau canadien pour l’abolition des armes nucléaires Canadian Nuclear Weapon Abolitionists Call on U.K. to Reconsider Warhead Increase CNANW Statement March 25, 2021 The Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CNANW) joins with other disarmament organizations critical of the nuclear weapons policy shift of the government of the … Read more Canadian Nuclear Weapon Abolitionists Call on U.K. to Reconsider Warhead Increase

Deep-time self-identity in nuclear disarmament

Michel A. Duguay 28 November 2020 -1. Introduction This article seeks to contribute to the worldwide effort towards nuclear disarmament. The existence of thousands of nuclear bombs in the hands of leaders in nine countries threatens a great many living organisms on our planet, in particular humanity. In the twentieth century certain sectors of physics … Read more Deep-time self-identity in nuclear disarmament

Why hasn’t Canada signed the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty?

A webinar on the need for Canada to sign the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty, featuring Liberal MP Hedy Fry, NDP MP Heather McPherson, Green Party MP Elizabeth May, Bloc Québécois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe as well as Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima who jointly accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of … Read more Why hasn’t Canada signed the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty?

CANADA’S ROLE IN SUPPORTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS

  Canada played a key role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but few Canadians are aware of it. In August 1943 Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King invited US President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to a conference in Quebec City. When the two leaders signed the Quebec Agreement for joint … Read more CANADA’S ROLE IN SUPPORTING NUCLEAR WEAPONS

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