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Honoring a giant in the movement for peace and social justice
November 5: Victor W. Sidel, MD, a co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, a former PSR president and IPPNW co-president, a contributor to the original studies on the medical consequences of nuclear war that were published in The New England Journal of Medicine in 1962, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, where he taught public health and social medicine, and a former president of the American Public Health Association, was honored over the weekend at a special session celebrating his career during the APHA annual meeting in Boston.
124 states condemn unacceptable effects of nuclear weapons: “very survival of humanity depends on nuclear weapons never being used”
October 21: As a result of highly effective campaigning by ICAN during the First Committee session in New York, supported by campaigners in their own States, New Zealand read a joint statement on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons on behalf of 124 States. This is up from 80 States that signed the prior version of the appeal at the 2013 NPT PrepCom.
Asking for the urgent release of crew and passengers of the Arctic Sunrise
October 3: Mr. Roman Dolgov from Moscow, a long-term staff member of IPPNW who has worked for many years on ecological problems, is among those who are being held in Murmansk. In our view there is no justification for detaining these protestors for two months pending an investigation and no basis for charging any of them with piracy, which could bring long prison terms. Even President Putin has rejected the claim of piracy.
U.S. Signs Historic Arms Trade Treaty
September 25: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signed the international Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations (UN). The U.S. joins over 100 countries who have now signed this historic treaty less than four months
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