Pope favors abolition of nuclear weapons

In Environment, Human rights, Nuclear Policy, Peace on April 12, 2015 at 2:21 am

For a detailed article on what Pope Francis is doing to get nuclear weapons abolished, see http://time.com/3817021/pope-francis-nuclear-disarmament/

Marshall Islands to the USA: Keep your NPT obligations

In Democracy, Environment, Human rights, Nuclear Policy, Peace, Uncategorized on April 10, 2015 at 2:35 am

The Repub;ic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) filed suit in the World Court against nuclear weapons states, including the USA, charging that they failed to meet their legal obligations under Article VI of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty to negotiate  in good faith the elimination of nuclear arms. Because the USA is not a member of the World Court, RMI filed a case against the USA in the Federal Court in San Francisco. On February 3, 2015, the Federal District Court for the Northern California District dismissed the case, asserting that RMI had no jurisdictional standing in a US court. In other words, the case was dismissed without any consideration of the evidence that instead of fulfilling its legal obligations under the NPT the USA is spending huge sums modernizing its nuclear weapons enterprise. On April 9, 2015, RMI filed a court ordered Mediation Questionnaire with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the next step in its Nuclear Zero Lawsuit.

For more details, go to http://www.wagingpeace.org/marshall-islands-to-u-s-keep-your-npt-promises/

Radiation standards: A prediction

In Human rights, Nuclear Guardianship, Nuclear Policy, Poetry, Public Health, Rocky Flats on March 26, 2015 at 1:02 am

Standards for permissible exposure

to radiation

fail to protect sufficiently.

They are a dam that holds back

a flood of illness and death

but cannot prevent

an “insignificant” trickle

of the diseased and damned

from passing through.

These standards are a damn dam

that lets a harmful enterprise thrive.

Today’s trickle is a warning:

In time, the dam will break

in a flood of illness and death.


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