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Verdict in Dutch ploughshares trial

Posted by Abolition, 27th Oct 2005 | Category: Action/Campaign News
Breda, 27th October 2005 - 52 year old Ploughshare activist Turi Vaccaro was sentenced to six months in prison this morning by the police judge in Breda, Holland. He has also been ordered to pay 750,000 euro damages to the Ministry of Defence; and if he does not pay this amount it will be converted to another 360 days in prison. His lawyer, Meindert Stelling, is considering an appeal.

For background information on Turi's action, and the trial:

"Nuclear Disarmament, Let's Make it Happen"
Let's join together all youth in Europe & beyond who care about a future free of nukes!
We want to share ideas on what we can do to create a strong, young and creative peace movement for nuclear disarmament, and plan actions together!


U.S. drops nuclear 'bunker-buster' plans

Posted by Abolition, 26th Oct 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
The Bush administration has abandoned research into a nuclear "bunker-buster" warhead, deciding instead to pursue a similar device using conventional weaponry, a key Republican senator said Tuesday.
From Associated Press newswire


Anti-Trident Campaigners put Brakes on Rolls Royce

Posted by Abolition, 24th Oct 2005 | Category: Action/Campaign News
10 peace campaigners were arrested at Rolls Royce Raynesway in Derby this morning whilst attempting to shut down the factory with a non-violent blockade. 40 activists congregated in spite of heavy rain, two section 14 orders and an extraordinarily heavy police presence. They were attempting to uphold international law by closing the factory for the day. Rolls Royce Raynesway makes the nuclear engines for Britain’s illegal nuclear weapons system Trident, and is essential for its deployment.
From: Trident Ploughshares
A new MORI poll released today by Greenpeace reveals that more people oppose than support building a new nuclear weapons system to replace Trident.
Read the press release with opinion poll questions (Greenpeace)

Summary of the workshop held as part of the Conference for European Network for Peace and Human Rights, European Parliament, Brussels, October 20th – 21st.
Full report here


Report on the workshop: “Making Europe Nuclear Weapon Free” October 20th – 21st.

Part of the Conference for European Network for Peace and Human Rights, European Parliament, Brussels.
Read the summary here



Posted by Abolition, 19th Oct 2005 | Category: Events

20-21 October 2005, European Parliament, Brussels It begins at 11am on Thursday 20 October in Room ASP-1G3 (first floor, Altiero Spinelli Building area G, room 3), and continues until lunchtime on Friday 21 October. In order to enter the European Parliament, please come to the entrance to the Altiero Spinelli building of the Parliament in rue Wiertz, which is a continuation of rue Remorqueur, off the main rue Belliard. The entrance to the Altiero Spinelli building is on the right. The Maalbeek and the Schuman Metro stations are closest to the Parliament. Both are some minutes’ walk away from it. Please try to allow some time for collecting your credential, which will be available at the entrance, and passing through the Parliament’s security checks. (More)

Summary of the 6th General Conference of Mayors for Peace

Posted by Abolition, 19th Oct 2005 | Category: Mayors for Peace
Summary of the 6th General Conference of Mayors for Peace
Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings

Taken from Mayors for Peace website

Revealed: Blair's nuclear bombshell

Posted by Abolition, 17th Oct 2005 | Category: Nuclear Weapon News
Tony Blair is facing a political backlash over his decision to order a new generation of nuclear weapons to replace the ageing Trident fleet at a cost of billions of pounds.
The Independent - 17 October 2005, By Andy McSmith
The International Peace Bureau congratulates the IAEA and Mr El-Baradei on joining the ranks of the Nobel prizewinners. Nevertheless we hope this Prize will not been seen as giving a green light to the development of nuclear energy as a solution to the challenge of global warming and the depletion of fossil fuels. (More)

Mouvement de la Paix statement on Nobel Prize

Posted by Abolition, 12th Oct 2005 | Category: Opinion
Le Mouvement de la Paix welcomes the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 to the IAEA and its director Mr. Mohammed ElBaradei. (More)

GRACE statement on Nobel Peace Prize for IAEA

Posted by Abolition, 7th Oct 2005 | Category: Opinion
The Nobel Peace Prize Committee has given peace a black eye by awarding its annual honor to the International Atomic Energy Agency and its Director, Mohammed El Baradei, ironically, for working to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.  (More)
ElBaradei's role as head of the pro nuclear International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) calls into question the wisdom of making him a 'Noble' laureate. (More)