Dateline: December 7, 1999

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CONTENTS of WNII No. 47/1999


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USA: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), The Sunflower, No. 31, December 1999 http://www.wagingpeace.org/sf/index.html  

The latest edition of The Sunflower covers the following:

USA: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), "Waging Peace Worldwide"

The latest issue (Vol 9, No 3 Fall/Winter 1999) of this NAPF Journal has just been issued. The main part consists of 11 features contributed by prominent persons who present their ideas and visions about the "Hope for Humanity's Future." Also in this issue: articles on nuclear alert, and a lot of information regarding the Foundation itself.

Two articles by Dr David Krieger

Recently, INES Vice Chair David Krieger who is also the President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, has published the following two articles:

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"The SEU TIMES" No 8 - October 1999

"The SEU TIMES" is the electronic newsletter of the "Socio-Ecological Union", one of the Russian INES member organsiations. Its latest issue has the following contents:

Editor: Sviatoslav Zabelin < > Previous issues of "The SEU Times" may be found at "The Online Gadfly": http://www.igc.org/gadfly 


Abolition 2000 homepage: http://www.abolition2000.org

Grassroots News: http://www.napf.org/abolition2000/news/  

NATO defence-ministers get summons for illegal nuclear weapon policy US nuclear weapons have to be withdrawn from Europe

At the beginning of the NATO ministerial meeting at Brussels on 2 December, a delegation of the international peace movement handed summons to all defence-ministers condemning the illegal nuclear policy. The planned non-violent peace-vigil was immediately broken up by the Brussels police force who didn't tolerate any presence of the international peace movement near NATO headquarters. Following the first day meeting the twenty international peace campaigners reacted shocked and disappointed to this denial to freedom of speech, as well as to the announcement of Mr. Cohen, the US State Secretary of Defence which followed later on the day. Mr. Cohen denied officially the rumour spread last month by the French news agency AFP, announcing the withdrawal of US nuclear weapons out of Europe.

"This announcement by Mr. Cohen misses any military reality, and is outdated. It is time for NATO to wake up to the post-cold war reality. The statement by Mr. Cohen is confirming the arrogant position of US Defence policy, while at the same time exposing once again the weakness of the governments of other NATO member states" declared Pol D'Huyvetter, a spokesperson  For Mother Earth International. The peace campaigner stated that the withdrawal of the 150 tactical US nuclear weapons from Europe will remain one of their main goals in the near future. They immediately announced new parliamentary initiatives and non-violent direct actions at NATO nuclear weapon bases to enforce international law on the illegal nuclear policy of the alliance. They also oppose any plans for a European nuclear deterrent.

In the summons which were handed at NATO headquarters all NATO defence ministers are confronted with the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice in The Hague. As stated in the summons, NATO and its member states are acting illegally because it is:

In addition, NATO States will continue to contravene Articles I and II of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as long as the US maintains nuclear weapons in European NATO countries and involves European nationals in training for their delivery.

[Source: For Mother Earth International Press Release, 2 December 1999]


Biosafety references

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