Alarmingly, tensions between the United States and North Korea have again reached crisis proportions. The United States wants North Korea to curtail any further development of its nuclear weapons program, as well as to stop testing its missiles. North Korea evidently seeks to bolster its security by acquiring a sufficiently robust deterrent capability to discourage an attack by the United States. The unpredictable leaders of both countries are pursuing extremely provocative and destabilizing patterns of behavior. Where such dangerous interactions lead no one can now foresee. The risk of this tense situation spiraling out of control should not be minimized.
United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination
Financing of nuclear weapons production, whether through investment or direct budget allocation, aids and assists the production of nuclear weapons. The legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons being negotiated should therefore include a prohibition on financing of nuclear weapons production.
Negotiations for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons are underway at the United Nations, starting today! [03/27/2017]
It will be very interesting to follow how different struggles against nuclear technology in different countries can be combined, and how to combine local struggles with international campaigning. The challenge is how to reduce asymmetries for increasing a more effective anti nuclear movement, and for reducing gaps and bias. Even if we are very busy in fighting most of the time we can contribute to discuss these issues with you and colleague organisations.
Thousands of shipments of deadly, cancer-causing, high-level radioactive waste could be transported on trains, trucks, and barges through major cities in your state, and across the country, if the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licenses an uneccessary nuclear waste dump in West Texas.
Letter to Trudeau, Obama, and the Great Lakes Executive Committee, about highly radioactive liquid waste
The accompanying letter was sent to Prime Minister Trudeau and President Obama on Friday, September 30, 2016, with copies to the Great Lakes Executive Committee (GLEC). According to the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between the two countries, notification through GLEC must be given in cases involving the transport of radioactive waste, yet such notification has not taken place to date.
A Praça da Cidadania é uma atividade coletiva que visa colher assinaturas de apoio para diversas propostas de lei de iniciativa popular, bem como dialogar com a população sobre essas iniciativas que envolvem vários temas.