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No. 6/1997 ---------------------------------------------------------------
Dateline: 17 Aug 1997

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Editor: Tobias Damjanov, Kreutzkamp 33, D-21465 Reinbek, Germany


Proofreading by Kate Maloney, SGR UK

Note: Except as indicated, all web links are working as of 18 Aug. 1997; e-mail links are not verified.

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by David Krieger

 I welcome you to this beautiful and sacred place that is dedicated to all who work for peace and a world without nuclear weapons.  This garden bears the name of Sadako Sasaki, a small child who was only two years old when the bomb was dropped on her city of Hiroshima.  On this day 52 years ago, some 90,000 persons perished at Hiroshima.  By the end of 1945 the number had grown to 145,000 in Hiroshima, and another 75,000 in Nagasaki.

 Sadako lived for another ten years before being struck down by leukemia. In her hospital bed, Sadako folded paper cranes with the wish to become well and to achieve world peace.  In Japanese tradition, one's wish will come true if one folds 1000 paper cranes.  While folding the paper cranes, Sadako wrote this poem, "I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world."

 Sadako died with only 646 cranes folded, but her classmates stepped in and finished the 1000 cranes.  Because of Sadako's efforts, the paper crane has become an international symbol of peace.  Millions of paper cranes have been folded by children and adults throughout the world in the hope of attaining a more peaceful and just world.

 Our goal is to help Sadako's paper cranes take wing throughout the world. We seek to move from Sadako to Sunflowers, from ashes to abolition. Sadako's death, the death of any child, is a tragedy, the more so for being a helpless victim of warfare.  Sadako's short life can inspire us to do more to create a world in which Sadako's fate will not be suffered by other children.

 The sunflower is rapidly becoming the universal symbol of a world without nuclear weapons.  Former U.S. Defense Secretary Perry said, "Sunflowers instead of missiles in the soil will insure peace for future generations." Sunflowers are symbols of life, while nuclear warheads and missiles are the ultimate symbols of death, the potential death of all.

 Please join us in the campaign for a nuclear weapons free world.  Let us move from missiles to sunflowers.  Let us honor the life of Sadako by assuring that no child in the future suffers the fate of being an innocent victim of warfare.

 I encourage you to sign our Abolition 2000 International Petition, and to take a packet of Sunflower Seeds of Peace and send it to President Clinton with a personal note calling for stronger U.S. efforts to achieve the elimination of all nuclear weapons in the world.

(David Krieger, Deputy Chair, INES Executive Committee, wrote this as President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation)

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++++++ ABOLITION 2000 NEWS ++++++

===> Pax Christi International Abolition 2000 Resolution (unanimously agreed by Pax Christi International Council, London July 1997)
Recognising that:

-Nuclear weapons pose a continuing threat to civilisation, the human race, the structure and stability of life itself and therefore are an affront to a provident Creator;

-Population centres have been and continue to be the primary targets of nuclear weapons thus offending the usual moral justifications for war;

-The deployment and maintenance of even reduced nuclear arsenals are extraordinarily costly, particularly in the light of the scarcity of resources available everywhere for the health and welfare of people and the protection and enhancement of the environment;

-The five nuclear weapons states (China, France, Russia, the UK and the USA) promised at the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference of May 1995 to pursue "systematic and progressive efforts to reduce nuclear weapons globally with the ultimate goal of eliminating these weapons";

-In July 1996,  the International Court of Justice  unanimously ruled that "There exists an obligation to pursue in good faith and to bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control";

-In December 1996, 60 Generals, Air Chiefs and Admirals from around the world described nuclear weapons as "a clear and present danger to the very existence of humanity" and stated that "there is no alternative to the creation of a nuclear weapons free world";

-In August 1996, the Canberra Commission delivered its report, effectively a blue-print for abolishing nuclear weapons, stating that "the opportunity exists, which may not last for long if not seized, to make a new and clear choice to enable the world to conduct its affairs without nuclear weapons";

-The end of the Cold War has provided an unparalleled opportunity to end the nuclear weapons era and thus help  to protect the most basic of human rights - the right to life which is protected under the UN Charter of Human Rights.

It is resolved, therefore, that the Assembled Council of Pax Christi International:

-Supports the further development of legally binding national and international Nuclear Weapons Free Zones throughout the world;

-Calls for all nuclear weapons to be taken off alert status, for all nuclear warheads to be separated from their delivery vehicles and for the nuclear weapons states to agree to unconditional no first use of these weapons;

-Calls upon the governments of all nuclear weapons states to begin negotiations immediately on a Nuclear Weapons Treaty which sets a timetable for the elimination of all nuclear weapons and urges these negotiations to be completed by the year 2000 so that the people of the world enter the 21st century with an international treaty in place for the prohibition and elimination of all nuclear weapons.

===> Abolition 2000 International Petition "Missiles to Sunflowers"
A New Commitment for a New Century

We call upon all states, and particularly the nuclear weapons states, to make the following commitment for a new century:

1.  END THE NUCLEAR THREAT.  End the nuclear threat by withdrawing all nuclear weapons from foreign soil and international waters, separating warheads from delivery vehicles, committing to unconditional no first use of nuclear weapons, and ceasing all nuclear weapons tests, including laboratory tests and "subcriticals."

2. SIGN THE TREATY.  Sign a Nuclear Weapons Convention by the year 2000, agreeing to prohibit and eliminate all nuclear weapons within a timebound framework.

3.  REALLOCATE RESOURCES.  Reallocate resources to ensure a sustainable global future and to redress the environmental devastation and human suffering caused by nuclear weapons production and testing, which have been disproportionately borne by the world's indigenous peoples.

Name:                                          Email*:

Name:                                          Email*:

The results of this petition will be delivered to the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations Conference on Disarmament, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conferences, the Human Rights Commission, and the governments of nuclear weapons states and nuclear threshold states, and announced on other suitable occasions.

*By providing your email address, you will receive periodic updates on Abolition 2000.

!INFO! Please return Abolition 2000 International Petitions to:
Abolition 2000, c/o  Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 123 Y Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA;
Tel: , Fax: , e-mail:

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++++++ NEW PUBLICATIONS ++++++

===> Anderson, Dean/Grubb, Michael/Depledge, Joanna: Climate Change and the Energy Sector. A country-by-country analysis of national programmes
--- Vol. 1: The European Union; country analyses of: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the UK
--- Vol.2: Non-EU OECD Countries; country analyses of: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, and the USA London:

===> (US) Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP) publications:
--- Ginger, Ann Fagan: Nuclear Weapons Are Illegal (first English publication of the full ICJ decision in book form; US$26 plus $4 shipping)
--- Model Nuclear Weapons Convention; Commentary; Statement of Purpose and Summary (also at IALANA's Web page: http://www.ddh.nl/org/ialana/
--- NATO Enlargement and International Law; 6p-paper
--- NGOs' presentation to the 16 April NPT PrepCom (detailed report) (also at the "Disarmament Times" Web page: http://www.igc.apc.org/disarm) !INFO! Contact: LCNP, 666 Broadway, Suite 625, New York NY 10012, USA; 

===> (US) National Academy of Sciences (NAS): The Future of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy released on 17 June 97; US$15 (plus $4 handling): NAS, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20418 (also at: http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/fun/)

===> Pugh, Cedric: Sustainability, the Environment and Urbanisation Earthscan, London: 1996

===> The International Atomic Energy Agency's Additional Protocol of 15 May 1997; published by VERTIC: "Verification Matters Briefing Paper" 97/2 !INFO! Contact: Verification Technology Information Centre (VERTIC), Carrara House, 20 Embankment Place, London WC2N 6NN, UK; 

===>"The Washington Quarterly" Vol. 20, No. 3: Nuclear Arms Control (special issue)

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NOTE: Events listed here are being published only once due to limited space. Changes, however, will be taken into account - they will be marked with "!CHANGE [reference to the issue of "What's New In INES?" in which they were mentioned first]!"

===> Confidence Building for Regional and Global Security - an Intellectual Challenge in the Era of Change Coventry, UK, 13-18 Sep 1997 Joint conference of the European Peace Research Association and the Asia Pacific Peace Research Association, co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Forgiveness and Reconciliation at the University of Coventry. !INFO! Contact: Pam Arrowsmith, Conference Administrator, CUE, Coventry University, Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB, UK; Tel.: (44-1203) 838 144, Fax: (44-1203) 221 396 [no email indicated]

===> People's Diplomacy, Nonviolence and Alternative Approaches to Economics Rovereto, Italy, 21 Sep - 11 Oct 1997 !INFO! Organizer + contact: International University of People's Institutions for Peace (IUPIP), Palazzo Todeschi, Via Tartarotti, 9, I-38068 Rovereto (TN), Italy; 

===> Peace, Development, Equity and Integration in the Americas 2nd Latin American Congress on International Relations and Peace Research, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 7-10 Oct 1997 Organizers: Centro Argentino de Investigacion para la Paz (CAIPAZ) and the Argentinian branch of Consejo Latinoamericano de Investigacion para la Paz (CLAIP) !INFO! Contact: CAIPAZ, att: Jaime Garreta, Hipolito Yrigoyen 1994, 2nd 4, 1089 Buenos Aires, Argentina; 

===> !CHANGE! [no.5] Alba Koer Scientific Conference Title: A World Without NATO, Budapest, Hungary, 30 Oct - 2 Nov 1997 About the earlier date, the organizers wrote: "Sorry, but we shall change the date of the conference, because the public vote about joining the NATO is likely to be held in mid-November." !INFO! Contact: Alba Koer (Conscientious Objectors' League of Hungary), Budapest 1118, Menesi ut 12; , conference e-mail: [regular e-mail: ], http://freeside.elte.hu/albakor (no response - 18 Aug. 97)

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Here you will find the list of homepages and email addresses of INES member
Please always check whether all details are correct.
Send an email to concerning changes and amendments.

Addresses listed for the first time here are marked with !NEW!
Addresses which have changed are marked with !CHANGE!

INES homepage:http://www.mindspring.com/~us016262/ines.html
American Engineers for Social Responsibility (USA): http://www.mindspring.com/~us016262/aesr.html
Cooperation for Peace, Baltic International Center of Human Education (Latvia): http://garcia.bc.lu.lv/bc
IANUS (Germany):http://www.th-darmstadt.de/ze/ianus/welcome.html
INESAP (Germany): http://www.th-darmstadt.de/ze/ianus/inesap/inesap.html
INES-DEV (France): http://www-com.grenet.fr/inesdev !NEW! National Trade Union of Scientific Researchers SNCS (France): http://www.cnrs-bellevue.fr/~sncs
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (USA):http://www.napf.org
Research Institute for Peace Policy (Germany): http://www.schmillen.de/ff.htm (not available, 18 Aug. 97)
Scientists for Global Responsibility (UK): http://www.gn.apc.org/sgr/
Science for Peace (Canada): http://www.math.yorku.ca/sfp
Scientists' Initiative "Responsibility for Peace" (Germany): http://fuj.physik.uni-dortmund.de/NaWi/
Swedish Engineers and Scientists against Nuclear Arms (Sweden): http://www.algonet.se/~fimk/maine.htm
Technology Professionals for Life (Finland): http://katto.kaapeli.fi/~tep
Third World Forum (Senegal): http://www.refer.sn/sngal_ct/cop/ftm/ftm.htm
The 21st Century Project (USA): http://www.utexas.edu/depts/lbj-school/21cp/
Union of Democratic Scientists BdWi (Germany): http://staff-www.uni-marburg.de/~rillingr/bdweb.html
USPID - Union of Scientists for Disarmament (Italy): http://www.dsi.unimi.it/~uspid

INES Executive Committee Members:
+++ INES Executive Committee Members (in alphapetical order):
(as elected on 27 July 1997)
--- Prof. Davidson, Ogunlade:
--- Dr. Ezz, Esmat:
--- Dr. Krieger, David:
--- Prof. Masperi, Luis:
--- Prof. Matousek, Jiri:
!CHANGE!--- Dr. Ollivier, Marc:
--- Otto, Ulrike:
--- Dr. Peet, John:
--- Prof. Petrosjan, Valery S.:
--- Prof. Ryden, Lars: , or:

--- Prof. Spitzer, Hartwig:
--- Prof. Amin, Samir:
--- Prof. El-Mously, Hamed:
--- Dr. Peet, Katherine:

+++ "INES Newsletter":
--- Editor: Prof. Armin Tenner:

Organisational Members (countrywise):
Argentine: --- Bariloche Group of Scientists:
Australia: --- Asia Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA):
Canada: --- !CHANGE! --- Science for Peace: .
Cuba: --- Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberania de los Pueblos (Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples):
Czech Republic: --- Institute of Environmental Chemistry and Technology:
El Salvador: --- Centro Salvadoreno de Tecnologia Apropiada CESTA (Salvadorian Centre for Applied Technology):
Finland: --- Technology Professionals for Life:
France: --- Syndicat National des Chercheurs Scientifique SNCS (National Trade Union of Scientific Researchers):
Germany: --- Berghof-Stiftung fuer Friedens- und, Konfliktforschung (Berghof Foundation for Peace and Conflict Research): --- Bund demokratischer Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler BdWi (Union of Democratic Scientists): --- Interdisziplinaere Arbeitsgruppe Naturwissenschaft, Technik und, Sicherheitspolitik IANUS (Interdisciplinary Working Group on Natural Science, Technology and Security Politics): --- International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation (INESAP): ---
!CHANGE!--- Naturwissenschaftler-Initiative "Verantwortung fuer den Frieden" (Scientists' Initiative "Responsibility for Peace"): ; or: --- Schleswig-Holsteinisches Institut fuer Friedenswissenschaften SCHIFF (Schleswig Holstein Institute for Peace Sciences SHIP):
Italy: --- Unione Scienzati Per Il Disarmo USPID (Union of Scientists for Disarmament): (Prof. Paolo Cotta-Ramusino)
Japan: --- Study Group for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament:
Latvia:--- Cooperation for Peace, Baltic International Center of Human Education Latvia:
Mexico: --- Sociedad mexicana de Fisica (Mexican Physics Society):
Netherlands --- Pugwash Nederland:
Pakistan: --- Sustainable Development Network (SDN): Zia Mian:
Russian Federation: --- Centre for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology: --- Green Cross Russia: --- Socio-Ecological Union (SEU):
Senegal: --- Third World Forum:
Sweden: --- Swedish Engineers and Scientists against Nuclear Arms:
UK: --- Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR):
USA: --- Buddhist Perception of Nature: (Eric Hol) --- Institute for Energy and Environmental Research: --- Nuclear Age Peace Foundation: ; or: --- Scientists and Engineers for Responsible Technology (SERT): --- The 21st Century Project:

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