Exploring the Legacy of Nuclear Weapons Testing in Kazakhstan

In an interview with ICAN,  Phil Hatcher-Moore, an independent photojournalist, who spent two months in and around the Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan—where nearly a quarter of the world’s nuclear tests were conducted during the Cold War— shares his experience on his project “Nuclear Ghosts” that  explored the tests’ legacy on the communities that live nearby.… Continue reading Exploring the Legacy of Nuclear Weapons Testing in Kazakhstan

The questionable legacy of India’s nuclear tests

Residents of Pokhran by Shweta Desai

For some Pokhran, India, residents nearby explosions are so common that one man said, “we don’t even register them anymore.” The villages near the Pokhran testing range are where the military tests explosives every day. But even with the constant barrage, two incidents stand out: the so-called ‘Smiling Buddha’ test of 1974 and the series… Continue reading The questionable legacy of India’s nuclear tests

These 7 peace activists face 25 years in prison for taking peaceful action at a U.S. nuclear submarine base

Courtesy of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 | sight magazine

On August 7, 2019, the seven Catholic Peace activists facing up to 25 years in U.S. prison for their symbolic, non-violent action in the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in April 2018 are scheduled to appear in federal court for oral arguments. The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons reiterates the call for all charges… Continue reading These 7 peace activists face 25 years in prison for taking peaceful action at a U.S. nuclear submarine base

The INF Treaty’s definitive collapse: dawn of a new nuclear arms race?

Image: Xanthe Hall

Today, 2 August 2019, the governments of the US and Russia have missed a troubling deadline: the end of the six-month notice period that began when both countries announced their withdrawal from the INF Treaty earlier this year. 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate ICAN – International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – deplores the irresponsible destruction… Continue reading The INF Treaty’s definitive collapse: dawn of a new nuclear arms race?

Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on nuclear weapons and global security

From July 31st to August 8th, 2019, 14 students and young professionals(25 years of age or younger) will participate in an intensive program designed to teach its participants everything they need to know to become the next generation of advocates for an end to nuclear weapons.

Part 2: Hanford’s Dirty Secret– 25,000 years and $80 billion dollars

Cleaning up Hanford , Image credits: Inheriting Hanford

Part 2: Hanford is the most toxic site in the United States. Why is the cleanup plan destined for failure? In 2017, the Hanford Waste Management Site, Washington, was suddenly evacuated. A radioactive waste storage tunnel, built in 1965, had collapsed and the fallout was unknown. Hanford holds the waste from most of the US’s… Continue reading Part 2: Hanford’s Dirty Secret– 25,000 years and $80 billion dollars

‘I am Become Death’ comes to Tularosa Basin: The Trinity Test 74 years later

“At the age of 11… I heard a very large blast and saw a very big flash of light. I got so scared, I thought, ‘the world is coming to an end.’ Then I saw what looked like a large, big, black, giant ball of smoke. It was huge and moving, going higher and higher…”… Continue reading ‘I am Become Death’ comes to Tularosa Basin: The Trinity Test 74 years later