Nuclear weapons endanger the world

This video from Scotland says about itself:

2nd October 2015 in Buchanan St Glasgow. The Scottish CND launched the Declaration to Respect Scotland and Scrap Trident. This film shows the launch event with peace giants Big Sandy and CiNDy, Patrick Harvie MSP, Cllr Anna Richardson, Gavin Newlands MP and Alison Thewliss MP who shared the launch event.

By Zoe Streatfield:

Britain ‘is tiptoeing towards 3rd era of nuclear standoffs

Monday 14th November 2016

BRITAIN is “tiptoeing towards a third era of nuclear confrontation in Europe,” warned SNP MP George Kerevan on Saturday.

Mr Kerevan told the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) at a meeting in Glasgow that the US’s decision to move its nuclear bombs to Romania following last July’s attempted coup in Turkey was “not about safety but rather a very serious threat to the Russians.”

The East Lothian MP also slammed the influence of Britain’s war lobby saying: “Every day at Westminster the military are there in force, backed up by all the major defence companies.”

The British army and Nato are shifting their focus from “counter-insurgency” to full-on war with Russia, he warned, which could “provoke a crisis.”

Mr Kerevan suggested that a North Atlantic peace movement should be created to prevent Nato’s militaristic build-up.

“We need a campaign to get the tactical nuclear weapons out of Europe altogether, return to the conventional forces treaty and remove the anti-ballistic missile shields,” he said.

Scottish CND secretary Janet Fenton warned that nuclear weapons were “the greatest threat we face” as their use would kill millions and “completely poison the planet.”

She welcomed the passing of a “landmark resolution” by the United Nations last month which “brings an end to two decades of absolute paralysis” on multilateral disarmament — though Britain voted against it.

The resolution triggers a UN conference in March aimed at negotiating a treaty which would outlaw nuclear weapons.

Trump, Clinton not trusted with nuclear weapons

This video from the USA says about itself:

Americans Don’t Trust Hillary Or Trump With Nukes

11 August 2016

Read more here.

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Hiroshima nuclear bombing commemorated

This video says about itself:

Hiroshima Atomic Bombing – That Day: A Survivor’s Story

5 August 2014

‘That Day’, Rebecca & Rich’s first film, was inspired by the story of Kosei Mito, an in-utero survivor of the atomic attack on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, and the profound effect it had on the film’s producers. This documentary is the focal point of a large multimedia campaign to help abolish nuclear weapons.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Events across Britain call for end to nukes

Monday 8th August 2016

Thousands mark the day Hiroshima burned

THOUSANDS of people in Britain and around the world commemorated the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in Japan at the weekend.

The blast killed 140,000 people, almost all of them civilians.

More than 20 events were staged in Britain on Saturday, both at major centres such as London, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester and Bradford, as well as in smaller communities.

In the Pennine town of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire an event was staged by Calder Valley branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

It included poetry, speeches, and songs from Calder Valley Voices choir.

Chorister and speaker Mim Goldstein told the gathering: “We have to stand united and remember the catastrophic effects of the United States’ attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71 years ago.

“At this, the 71st anniversary, we come together in love and peace — and of course determination and anger that these weapons are being stockpiled.

“Our government has just decided to spend £205m on Trident, a system which is unsafe, illegal and can never be used.

“Despite the decision in Parliament there are many reasons to feel hope.

“In Scotland they have said they will not tolerate a nuclear weapons system in their country.

“Also, Jeremy Corbyn is a committed anti-nuclear activist.

“He is the first leader to be committed against nuclear weapons.

“Let us not stand here marking the 80th or 100th anniversary lamenting a missed opportunity.

“We cannot and must not allow a new nuclear weapons system to be developed in this country.”

Commemoration events both mark the anniversary and give momentum to the world-wide campaign for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

Events internationally included 17 rallies in cities across the United States, organised by international nuclear disarmament campaign Global Zero.

Global Zero head Derek Johnson said: “We’re mobilising this weekend to make sure the Democratic and Republican nominees understand the only way to ensure these weapons are never used again is to eliminate all of them, everywhere.

“The next US president has to put that objective at the top of the foreign policy agenda.”

Edward Barber photographed anti-nuclear protests when they were at their most vocal and imaginative. MIKE QUILLE finds much to inspire in his work: here.

Hiroshima nuclear bombing commemorations tomorrow

This video from Britain says about itself:

6 August 2015

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn called for a nuclear free world at the annual Hiroshima Day Commemoration in London, Thursday, demanding that Britain discontinue its Trident nuclear programme.

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

Friday 5th August 2016

THE 71st anniversary of the US dropping a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima will be marked by events across Britain and the world tomorrow.

The 1945 attack killed an estimated 200,000 people.

More than 20 towns and cities across Britain will stage commemorations, including “peace tents” and vigils.

Every year, events are held across the world for the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and as part of the fight for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Many of the ceremonies involve members of the international Mayors for Peace organisation.

The organisation is supported by 7,095 mayors around the world, including those of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They have issued an open letter to the UN calling for progress on nuclear disarmament.

United States soldiers used as lab rats

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U.S. Government Using Its Soldiers as Lab Rats

30 May 2016

As we commemorate soldiers on Memorial Day, we should also remember the soldiers that were sacrificed by the U.S. government for psychological experiments and chemical and nuclear weapons testing. Nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s affected 100,000s of soldiers and civilians.