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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.

Hiroshima in ruins
Hibakusha: A- & H-Bomb Survivors
ResourcesExcerpts from "The Day the Sun Rose in the West: Bikini, the Lucky Dragon and I" by Ōishi...
Disarmament/nuclear weapons aboliton

An A-to-Z listing of resources.

Incidents of nuclear blackmail

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

Obama & nuclear disarmament
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. 

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.

Joseph Gerson
At UN, Joseph Gerson speaks for NGOs on nuclear disarmament

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

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.

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.

31 questions for a nuclear-free world

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

Overcoming the Obama doctrine

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

Nuclear power plant
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.

Cost of nuclear weapons

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

Building international collaborations for peace and nuclear weapons abolition

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

Nuclear famine: Two billion people at risk?
  A new study from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War shows...
Iran, the Bomb, and Nuclear Disarmament: Understanding the Call to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:00pmSpeakers: Elaine ScarryWalter M. Cabot Professor of...
Video: A Long Way Home
21 February, 2013 The Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo) sent a delegation to the...

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