John Burroughs, Executive Director of Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP), reports on United Nations developments toward nuclear disarmament. Open-Ended Working Group It has been a most interesting fall at the United Nations, with definite signs of movement on breaking the nuclear logjam. For the past several years, UN member states have debated how to overcome the long-running stalemate in the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament, which is stymied by a rigid rule of unanimity. (S
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UN Conference on Nuclear Weapons-Free Middle East Cancelled! — Non-Aligned Movement Expresses Condemnation
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has criticized the cancellation of a conference on banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East. The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has criticized the cancellation of a conference on banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East. NAM strongly condemned the opposition of the US, Russia, Britain and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the conference that was originally scheduled to be held in Finland’s capital, Helsinki, in December, upon an agreement reached duri
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Petition! African Americans for Justice in the Middle East and North Africa Condemns Israeli Aggression Against Palestinian People!
African Americans for Justice in the Middle East and North Africa (AAJMENA) strongly condemns Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people in Gaza. The arguments offered by the Israeli government for its attack on Gaza are nakedly cynical in both form and content. That a truce had been negotiated, with the assistance of the Egyptian government, between Israel and Hamas only to be broken by the Israeli assassination of Hamas military commander Ahmad Jabari clearly indicates that the Netanyah
The World Peace Council denounces to the peace loving people of the world the recent and ongoing aggression of the Israeli regime and its military against the Palestinian Gaza strip and its population. Within a short time hundreds of targets, mainly civilians, have been hit by the Israeli military, causing death and destruction to the Palestinian people. The records of Israel regarding crimes against humanity are full of similar deadly attacks. Nobody really believed that Israel has with