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Nuclear weapons and disarmament

Nuclear weapons and disarmament

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Almost 70 years after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Joseph Gerson, AFSC's disarmament coordinator, answers questions about the legacy of the 1945 atomic bombings.

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Disarmament/nuclear weapons aboliton

An A-to-Z listing of resources.

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Incidents of nuclear blackmail

A timeline of incidents of nuclear blackmail, from 1946 to today.

Obama & nuclear disarmament
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Letter to Obama for a nuclear weapons-free world

In June 2013, national organizations wrote to President Obama urging him to take steps to show support for the nuclear disaramament process. 

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New study: "Nuclear famine: Two billion people at risk?"

A new study shows that a limited nuclear war would not only directly kill millions of people in the region, but would also cause a deadly famine, killing two billion people across the globe.

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At UN, Joseph Gerson speaks for NGOs on nuclear disarmament

Civil society statement to the UN high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament.

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For abolition, peace, and security: Confronting nuclear powers and East Asian crises

Joseph Gerson's speech on rising militarism and the U.S. position in relation to the near-universal agreement about the need and possibility of eliminating nuclear weapons.

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Nuclear war or real security?

While vital social services, education development, and social security were being cut from the budget, the U.S. committed an additional $185 billion to expand the U.S. nuclear program.

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31 questions for a nuclear-free world

A handout with 31 questions for a nuclear-free world.

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Overcoming the Obama doctrine

Joseph Gerson's speech at the World Confrence against A- & H-Bombs.

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Power plants and weapons: The nuclear connection

Why the goal of nuclear nonproliferation is virtually unattainable so long as there is a civilian nuclear power industry.

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Cost of nuclear weapons

A handout with facts and figures about the status of nuclear weapons around the world.

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Building international collaborations for peace and nuclear weapons abolition

Joseph Gerson's speech to the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's Annual Meeting.