Bishop of the poor, bishop of peace, and a convinced antinuclear activist Mgr Jacques Gaillot has left us
Born on 11 September 1935 in St Dizier (Haute-Marne), he died of cancer in Paris on 12 April 2023. Mgr Jacques Gaillot is well-known for his actions in support of undocumented people, homeless people, migrants and marginals, and for the very liberal positions he took within the Catholic Church, for example on the marriage of priests and “marriage for all”, contraception and abortion. He is less well-known for his opposition to both civil and military nuclear technologies.
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Macron, Putin: two dangerous men, two nuclear dictatorships The atom bombs have gone to their heads
Published in French on 27 March 2023
PHOTO French President Macron and Russian President Putin in Moscow on 7 February 2022 — Thibault Camus/AP/SIPA
There are many differences between them, yet they share one key feature: they think they are all-powerful. In truth they can at any moment annihilate millions of people. With no authorisation. And once the crime has been committed, they would not have to answer to anyone. They flout international law, the UN Charter, (...)
French Extreme Right-wing Party wants to "inscribe Nuclear Deterrence into the Marble of the Constitution"
Published in French on 11 February 2023
The group of 88 MPs of the RN party [the Rassemblement National, led by Marine Le Pen] has just presented a "CONSTITUTIONAL BILL aimed at protecting and guaranteeing the strength of France’s nuclear deterrence". This was presented to the Presidency of the National Assembly, and registered on 9 February 2023.
According to this Bill, nuclear deterrence "the fruit of General de Gaulle’s wish to construct and consolidate France’s independence and (...)