| Please read THE AIMS OF ACDN, nongovernmental association.|
| Oped in Ouest-France* |
An Urgent Task: to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
by Jean-Marie Matagne and Jean-Michel Clément
Donald Trump tweeted early on 21 June that during the night he had ordered the bombing of three Iranian sites, but then cancelled the order 10 minutes before the planes (already airborne) would have reached their targets and would have caused 150 deaths, according to a US general’s estimate. Without this last-minute U-turn, what would have happened? A new firestorm in the Middle East? And what then?
Whatever results from the crisis between the USA and Iran - and the North Korea tensions - (...)
| In France’s National Assembly: a Referendum Bill for abolishing nuclear and radioactive weapons.|
On 5 June 2019, a bill for a "shared-initiative" referendum was presented at the National Assembly in Paris. Its aim is for French citizens to have a say on France’s participation in the abolition of nuclear and radioactive weapons.
The first three speakers were MPs speaking on behalf of the 30 parliamentarians who were the first to sign the bill: Jean-Michel Clément (Vienne, Libertés et Territoires), who chaired the session and organised the presentation with ACDN, Jérôme Lambert (...)
| World military expenditure grows to $1.8 trillion in 2018|
(Stockholm, 29 April 2019)
Total world military expenditure rose to $1822 billion in 2018, representing an increase of 2.6 per cent from 2017, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The five biggest spenders in 2018 were the United States, China, Saudi Arabia, India and France, which together accounted for 60 per cent of global military spending. Military spending by the USA increased for the first time since 2010, while spending by China (...)
23 April 2019
Should you commit suicide? Surely not. But stop obeying!
23 April 2019
We need to stop President Macron from using illegitimate State Violence
19 April 2019
At two minutes to Doomsday, the French parliament is seized with a Bill proposing a referendum to abolish nuclear and radioactive weapons
23 March 2019
An incongruous earthquake, of magnitude 5, has knocked at the door of the Le Blayais nuclear power-plant, near Bordeaux
5 November 2018
Mikhail Gorbachev: A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun
31 October 2018
Letter to President Macron: The Paris Peace Forum and the Question of Disarmament
25 October 2018
The next Pluri-annual Energy Programme is unacceptable. Let’s have an alternative one!
|Thursday 25 April 2019 |
|How can we resist well-dressed barbarism?|
Lecture-Debate on Friday 3 May in Saintes, Western France with Jean-Marie Matagne, Ph.D
Is France still the “Homeland of Human Rights”?
The current occupier of France’s presidential palace and Jupiter command-post holds all the powers.
Like an absolute monarch, he can maintain a lot of people (...)
|Monday 8 April 2019 |
|The Yellow Vests are setting up a structure|
Monday 8 April 2019, Saint Nazaire, Western France
From April 5 to April 7 the city of Saint Nazaire hosted the second Chief Assembly of the Yellow Vests. It was a sequel to the one held in Commercy on 26-27 January, which had brought together over 350 people representing 75 local groups. (...)
|Saturday 10 November 2018 |
|The UN Human Rights Committee condemns the threat or use of nuclear weapons |
On October 30, 2018, the UN Human Rights Committee adopted a new General comment No. 36 (2018) on article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, on the right to life.
Paragraph 66 on nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction reads: “The threat or use of weapons of (...)
|Monday 29 October 2018 |
|ACDN excluded from the Paris Peace Forum|
Sunday 28 October 2018
ACDN (Action des Citoyens pour le Désarmement Nucléaire) had requested, both in July and again in early October, that it be accredited by the organisers of the Paris Peace Forum, scheduled for 11-13 November, so that it could cover the event and report it on its website (...)