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Nukes

According to the Los Alamos National Laboratory website, there were a total of 1054 U.S. bomb test between 1945 and1992. There were 317 atmospheric tests, ending with the treaty in 1963. That means there were 737 underground tests, ending with the treaty in 1992. We estimate that nine states (U.S., Russia, France ,England, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel) possess 27,000 intact nuclear warheads, which 97 percent are in U.S. and Russian stockpiles.

Nuclear stockpiles are becoming more opaque and difficult to describe with precision. It's a situation that will only worsen after 2009 if the United States and Russia do not extend the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty I, which requires biannual reporting on the status of intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarine-launched ballistics missiles (SLBMs), and bombers.

The future. All five original nuclear weapons states (US. , Russia, France, England, China) continue to insist that nuclear weapons are essential to their national security, which translates into substantial global nuclear weapon stockpiles for the foreseeable future and the possibility that more nation will want the bomb as well?Despite nuclear weapons state progress in reducing global stockpiles, convincing nations to abandon their nuclear arsenals altogether remain impossible until the nuclear powers themselves renounce their weapons.

2006 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By Robert S. Norris and Hans M. Kristensen

When you've seen one atomic war you've seen them all

Rallies

Darius and Rebecca Holtom
Photo by Sue Longbottom

In April 2008, Darius and Rebecca (above), son and daughter of Gerald Holtom commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the historic 52 mile march from London to Aldermaston's Nuclear Weaspons Research faciltiy. At the event, thousands had also gathered to protest the facility and England's massive new investment in nuclear weapons and its pro-nuclear campaign. At the event, thousands gathered to protest the facility and England's massive new investments in nuclear weapons testing and its pro-nuclear campaign.

In Our Time

On February 16, 2003 my wife Janice and I ( along with two hundred thousand peace marchers) gathered in San Francisco, California to demonstrate a desire for peace. This woman (who had lived through numerous wars) had hopes of influencing President George W. Bush and Congress not to go to war. One month later , on March 20, 2003 the United States invaded Iraq.

Imagine Peace

Four years after the United States Invasion of Iraq, millions of ordinary citizen throughout the world continued to rally against the war and the occupation. During a massive demonstration in San Francisco on March 8, 2007 this young woman quietly presented her vision.

Links

Peace Organizations

War Resisters' International
Lists War Resisters League organizations in over 40 countries throughout the world.

Network for Peace
Lists over 80 organization worldwide working for peace.

Peace Videos

YouTube UG Izola - Peace sign (2:39)

YouTube worldPeacesign 2007 / Világbékejel 2007 (2:31)

YouTube A new symbol for peace: Rotary International (:31)

Youth for peace and justice