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Five days from now, the United Nations will begin negotiating a historic treaty to outlaw nuclear weapons. Please urge your government participate and work to achieve the strongest, most effective agreement possible!
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With great sadness, we today learned that Dr. Robert Mtonga has passed away. Dr. Mtonga - or Bob to most of us - was a true champion for disarmament. He spent much of his life involved in the humanitarian disarmament movement, and fought to protect civilians from harm caused by landmines, cluster bombs, nuclear weapons, small arms and arms trade. He was instrumental in bringing African states...
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Women are leading the fight to ban nuclear weapons!
Australian Senator Lisa Singh asks the Australian some tough questions about it's boycott of the negotiations to prohibit nuclear weapons. It turns out that the government believes that it's in Australia's national interest that using nuclear weapons remain a legal option in warfare.

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Want to know more about the ban treaty and how it will make a difference? Listen to this podcast from Future of Life institute with ICANs executive director, Beatrice Fihn and Susi Snyder from ICAN partner organization PAX.

Podcast: UN Nuclear Weapons Ban with Beatrice Fihn and Susi Snyder - Future of Life Institute

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Guten morgen! Are you also disappointed that Sigmar Gabriel and the German government don't want nuclear weapons to be prohibited? Check out the newly launched to take action and get involved in the campaign in Germany!

nuclear ban – Atomwaffenverbotsvertrag – Es ist an der Zeit, Atomwaffen zu ächten

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"The core problem is that nuclear weapons are not banned" says Christian Ruge from Norwegian People's Aid on Al Jazeera last week, and points out that while Donald Trump and other nuclear armed states are prepared to modernize and increase their nuclear arsenals, over 100 states are gathering in New York soon to negotiate a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.

A new nuclear arms race?

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The countdown continues. Only four weeks to go until we start banning nuclear weapons. Join us to make history, sign up at
We finish this global campaign week with a call to action for all of you around the world. A treaty banning nuclear weapons is about to be negotiated. But for this process to succeed, we need engaged people all over the world.

Sign up at and join the campaign that will once and for all ban nuclear weapons.
Anti-nuclear campaigners accuse Australia of turning its back on the UN and ‘taking orders from the Trump administration’

Australia to boycott global summit on treaty to ban nuclear weapons

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Congratulations Ambassador Elayne Whyte of Costa Rica, who today was elected President of the upcoming negotiations of a treaty banning nuclear weapons.

We look forward to working closely with her to achieve a historic prohibition treaty! If you want to get involved, check out and sign up for our campaign!
There are nine states that possess nuclear weapons. Five additional NATO states (Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Turkey) have nuclear weapons stationed on their territory. Together, this accounts for about 14,500 nuclear warheads.

The failure of the nuclear powers to disarm has heightened the risk that other countries will acquire nuclear weapons. Although the leaders of some...
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Donald Trump shouldn’t have his finger on the button—but neither should anyone else.

Nuclear Weapons Don’t Belong in Anyone’s Hands

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It is sometimes argued or even just assumed that the probability of an accidental detonation of a nuclear weapon is very low. Indeed the notion that nuclear weapons are “safe” is fundamental to the theory and practice of nuclear deterrence. The fact that nuclear weapons haven't been used in conflict since 1945 is also put forth as a sign that this theory works.

Unfortunately, as it turns...
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Too Close for Comfort: Cases of Near Nuclear Use and Options for Policy

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One last Valentine's Day post for you. It's time we get out of the toxic relationship we have with nuclear weapons. It's time to ban the bomb! Thank you ICAN Romania for the great image.
Check out this wonderful love letter from PAX to the Dutch Foreign Minister.

Deciding to participate in ban treaty negotiations is the best valentine's present we can think of.

PAX: A special love letter

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