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 NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Any peace organisation in the modern world must be concerned with the threat to all of us posed by nuclear weapons, wherever they are.  APC is actively involved in the Abolition 2000 Campaign, working for the abolition of all nuclear weapons.  APC has encouraged Australian local authorities to participate in the campaign by signing the Abolition 2000 Statement.  To see the list of Australian authorities that have signed click here.

At present peace groups are campaigning to stop the introduction by the United States of America of the National Missile Defence (NMD) and the Theatre Missile Defence (TMD) systems.  For information on NMD and TMD click here.

This letter from 350 NGOs, Parliamentarians and church groups was faxed to US President Clinton in September 2000.   We hope it made a difference.  Read the letter to world leaders here. 

Of course, the new US President Bush is keen on NMD, so the campaign to prevent its introduction continues.  

Please sign the "STOP STAR WARS" petition hosted on the web by PetitionOnline.com:   Click on this URL address, read the petition, and follow the instructions to sign. http://www.petitiononline.com/Jules/

The Roy Morgan Research Company was commissioned by the Australian Peace Committee (SA branch) and the Australian Anti-Bases Campaign to carry out a poll throughout every state and territory of Australia on the question of nuclear weapons. The survey was carried out on the 11th and 12th of November, 1998, and the results of the survey were faxed to the Australian Government before the vote on Resolution L.48 was taken in the United Nations First Committee on Friday 13th 1998.  (Australia abstained)  

The non-proliferation treaty went into force in 1970. The five first nuclear states committed themselves to nuclear disarmament in return for non-nuclear states agreeing not to acquire nuclear weapons.  Four nations have not signed the treaty -- India and Pakistan (both conducted nuclear tests in 1998), Israel (which is believed to have nuclear weapons), and Cuba.  In May, 2000, the first nuclear powers -- the United States, Russia, Britain, France and China -- agreed to "an unequivocal undertaking'' to totally eliminate their nuclear arsenals.  They have not as yet committed themselves to any timetable!

Weapons testing sites around the world have produced long-lasting effects on local inhabitants and the land they occupy.  Renata Izmailova  was born in Ayaguz of Semipalatinsk oblast.  At 18 years of age, she stands 18 inches (45 cms) tall.  In 2000 she addressed the World Conference against A & H Bombs held in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.  Read her speech here...

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