Posts Tagged ‘Nuclear weapons’

Nun-activist protests immoral nuclear weapons Comments 0

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

A nun whose concern about nuclear weapons landed her a two-year jail sentence says it’s illegal to deal in weapons of mass destruction. “Immoral and illegal,” Sister Megan Rice says. “We’re not being taken to the international court of justice and indicted the way Iran or some other place would,” she said. Read more   Read more

Vatican publishes Pope’s letter to UN about nuclear weapons Comments 0

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The Vatican has published a letter the Pope wrote to the UN last week about banning nuclear weapons. In this he urged the UN to “commit … to a world without nuclear weapons”. Read more   Related Posts:Pope Francis and nuclear powers at odds over nukes.Nuclear weapons – US bishops and the UN agreeVatican calls Read more

Pope Francis and nuclear powers at odds over nukes. Comments 0

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Pope Francis and the nuclear powers are at odds over nukes. To ban or not to ban? Francis says ban all nukes. He made his view plain in a message read this week at the “United Nations conference aimed at negotiating a legally binding instrument on the prohibition of nuclear weapons, leading to their total Read more

A world without nuclear weapons Comments 1

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Refugees running for their lives

At any moment, you could be within 30 minutes of being incinerated from nuclear weapons! You are in harm’s way if you live in or near a large U.S. city or major military installation. And considering that radiation fallout from a nuclear attack would hurt virtually everyone, and cause irreparable harm to our earth-home, we Read more

Nun, 85, who broke into US defence base wins appeal Comments 0

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

A US appeals court has ruled an 85-year-old nun and two men did not commit sabotage when they broke into a defence site for storing enriched uranium for bombs. Sr Megan Rice and two men had their convictions for sabotage overturned. But their convictions for damaging government property were upheld. The court ordered they be Read more

NZ Super Fund in ‘Don’t Bank on the Bomb’ Hall of Fame Comments 0

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund (Super Fund) is one of twelve financial institutions listed in the global ‘Hall of Fame’ in the comprehensive new report ‘Don’t Bank on the Bomb’ launched tonight in Stockholm, Sweden. ‘Don`t Bank on the Bomb’ details how 298 private and public financial institutions around the world invest almost $314 billion (USD) in 27 Read more

Darlene Keju – Champion for Nuclear Survivors Comments 0

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Don’t Ever Whisper — Darlene Keju: Pacific Health Pioneer, Champion for Nuclear Survivors, the biography of Darlene Keju has just been released. It was written by Keju’s husband of 14 years, Giff Johnson. A a young woman Keju championed the cause of nuclear weapons test survivors. She took to a global stage at the World Council of Read more

NZ Super Fund quits backing nuclear base operators Comments 0

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has excluded seven companies with operations in nuclear bases from its $22 billion portfolio, while clearing the return for four firms which had previously been excluded for their involvement in cluster munitions. The Cullen Fund, so-called for its architect former Finance Minister Michael Cullen, will exclude public companies Babcock & Wilcox, Read more

Claims contruction under way on Mururoa Atoll Comments 0

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The French military has confirmed rumours circulating that construction work is being carried out on Mururoa atoll, the former site of French nuclear tests in the Pacific. Addressing the media in Tahiti after touring the area, Commodore Anne Cullerre says that platforms have been built on Mururoa atoll, should a coral cliff collapse trigger a huge Read more

Nun who protested against nuclear weapons dies at 85 Comments 0

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Sister Anne Montgomery, an American nun who gave more than 30 years of her life to protesting against nuclear weapons, has died at the age of 85. Sister Anne, a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, took part in the so-called Plowshares actions from 1980 until 2009. From 1980 she was in full-time Read more