ICAN’s Nobel Peace Prize Is Humanity’s Rx for Survival

Friday‚Äôs award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017 to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) draws attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and the global movement to abolish these weapons as the only reliable way to guarantee that they will never be used again. The award … Continue reading “ICAN’s Nobel Peace Prize Is Humanity’s Rx for Survival”

A Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty – Rx for Survival

Nuclear weapons have threatened humanity for 72 years, ultimately becoming the greatest eminent threat to our survival. This past Friday, July 7, nuclear weapons at long last joined the ranks of other weapons of mass destruction including biologic and chemical weapons, landmines and cluster munitions in being banned and declared illegal under international treaty law. … Continue reading “A Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty – Rx for Survival”

Nuclear Weapons – The Time for Abolition is Now

Nuclear weapons present the greatest public health and existential threat to our survival every moment of every day. Yet the United States and world nuclear nations stand in breach of the 1968 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty which commits these nations to work in good faith to end the arms race and to achieve nuclear disarmament. Forty … Continue reading “Nuclear Weapons – The Time for Abolition is Now”