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Respect Dignity of Life, Convoke Nuke Abolition Summit

SGI President Daisaku Ikeda Nuclear Abolition News | IDN
By RAMESH JAURA

BERLIN | TOKYO (IDN) - In a variation of the legendary slogan "make love, not war", an eminent Buddhist philosopher is calling for a nuclear-free world in which genuine human security, sustainable development and unwavering respect for the dignity of life do not only comprise an ideal but constitute an entrenched reality.

In a 23-page 'peace proposal,' titled 'Human Security and Sustainability: Sharing Reverence for the Dignity of Life,' Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda pleads for a nuclear abolition summit in 2015 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the two cities so that the growing momentum toward elimination of nuclear weapons becomes irreversible. ITALIAN

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Global Support Peaks For No Nukes

Nuclear Abolition News | IPS Column
By JONATHAN FRERICHS*

GENEVA (IPS) - A new and compelling story about nuclear weapons is emerging around the world. The new story is having an impact because it is one that many can own. It displaces nuclear fiction with nuclear facts. 2012 has begun with sabre-rattling in the Middle East and will end with new leadership in five nuclear-armed states. What is this new story and what can it bring?

The shortest version of the story is the one told by the new International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Ask anyone, "Can you imagine a world without nuclear weapons?" Expect the reply: "I can." [P] ITALIAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF

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The Long Slow March to Nuke Abolition

Nuclear Abolition News | IDN
By JAMSHED BARUAH

BERLIN (IDN) - "We want a nuclear weapons free world." More than 80 percent of people around the globe have expressed this overwhelming desire to authors of a new report. But a close look shows that very little is happening rather slowly in terms of reducing nukes and putting a halt to proliferation. This is cause of profound concern also to atomic scientists. [P] ARABIC TEXT VERSION PDFJAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | KOREAN TEXT VERSION PDF | NORWEGIAN

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Nuke Test Ban Treaty Not Yet Within Reach

Nuclear Abolition News | IDN
By CH. VIYYANNA SASTRY* | IDSA

NEW DELHI (IDN) - The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) which prohibits all forms of nuclear weapons testing has for long been considered important to curb the spread of nuclear weapons technology. Together with the NPT and the Fissile Materials Cut-Off Treaty, the CTBT was considered as completing the essential components of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime.

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Security Benefits of Nuclear Abolition to USA

Nuclear Abolition News | IDN
Viewpoint by FREDERICK N. MATTIS*

ANNAPOLIS, USA (IDN) - The alarm over the Iranian nuclear program calls for reflection on the ultimate cause of all nuclear weapons-related threats: the absence of a worldwide ban on nuclear weapons. Focusing on the USA, below are security benefits of nuclear abolition – with axioms being that all states have joined a treaty banning nuclear weapons before it enters into force, and that worldwide inspection (verification) applies, and that before signing the nuclear ban treaty, states must fully join the current chem-bio weapons bans: 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and 1972 Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). ARABIC PDF | ARABIC TEXT VERSION

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Solidarity and Commitment for Nuke Abolition

Nuclear Abolition News | IDN
Viewpoint by HIROTSUGU TERASAKI*

TOKYO (IDN) - On November 26 last year, a resolution calling for the elimination of nuclear weapons was successfully adopted at the Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. This landmark development proved highly encouraging for civil society organizations working for the abolition of nuclear weapons. As one such organization, we (Soka Gakkai International) would also like to express our heartfelt respect and acclaim for the adopted resolution. JAPANESETEXT VERSION PDF

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Multiple Actions Planned for Nuke Abolition

Nuclear Abolition News | IDN

IDN-InDepth NewsReport
By JAMSHED BARUAH

BERLIN (IDN) - A series of events are slated for the first half of 2012 in Asia, Europe and the United States to raise awareness for a world free of atomic power plants and nuclear weapons of mass destruction, according to data compiled by Abolition 2000 – the Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons.

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Red Cross Movement Wants Nukes Abolished

Nuclear Abolition News | IDN

IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis
By NEENA BHANDARI

SYDNEY (IDN) - Even as Australia's ruling Labour revoked early December its long standing party policy banning uranium sales to India and Pakistan was swift to stake its claim too, the disarmament movement received a boost with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopting a resolution to work towards a legally binding global convention on nuclear abolition. [P] ARABIC TEXT VERSION PDF | CHINESE TEXT VERSION PDF | GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | NORWEGIAN | TURKISH

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Asian Leaders Campaign Against Nukes in Own Backyard

Nuclear Abolition News | IPS
By THALIF DEEN

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - A group of political, diplomatic and military leaders from the Asia-Pacific region - representing an area with the largest number of nuclear weapons states - is launching a campaign to help abolish the world's most destructive weapons, beginning in their own backyard.

The convenor of the group, former Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans, said Monday, "The quest to eliminate nuclear weapons cannot begin to succeed without the determined engagement of policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region." [P] ARABIC | GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | PORTUGUESE

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Saudi Warning Could Escalate Nuclear Arms Race

Nuclear Abolition New | IPS
By THALIF DEEN

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - The world's nuclear powers - both declared and undeclared - have come primarily from Asia: China, India, Pakistan and possibly North Korea.

The Middle East was dominated by a single nuclear power - Israel, which has refused to publicly declare its status.

But that domination has been threatened by Iran, which the Western powers say is on the verge of developing nuclear weapons, an assertion denied by the Iranians.

The nuclear threats from Israel and Iran have now triggered a potential competitor in Saudi Arabia, an oil-blessed Middle Eastern country which has enough riches to buy itself into nuclear capability. ARABIC | GERMAN | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF

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Stepping Towards Nuclear-Free Middle East

Nuclear Abolition News | IPS
By JILLIAN KESTLER-D’AMOURS

JERUSALEM (IPS) - Representatives from over 65 organisations and countries convened in Amman, Jordan last week [Nov 29-Dec 1] in an effort to lay the groundwork for the United Nations’ goal of creating a Middle East without nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. [P] ARABIC | JAPANESE TEXT VERSION PDF | PORTUGUESE

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