Messages de solidarité d’organisations du monde entier pour le TIAN


22 JANVIER 2021
POUR LA CELEBRATION DU TIAN
MESSAGES DE SOLIDARITE DU MONDE ENTIER
AU MOUVEMENT DE LA PAIX

 

APPEL DE STOCKHOLM

NOUS EXIGEONS L’INTERDICTION ABSOLUE DE L’ARME ATOMIQUE, ARME D’EPOUVANTE ET D’EXTERMINATION MASSIVE DES POPULATIONS.

NOUS EXIGEONS L’ETABLISSEMENT D’UN RIGOUREUX CONTROLE INTERNATIONAL POUR ASSURER L’APPLICATION DE CETTE MESURE D’INTERDICTION.

NOUS CONSIDERONS QUE LE GOUVERNEMENT QUI, LE PREMIER, UTILISERAIT, CONTRE N’IMPORTE QUEL PAYS, L’ARME ATOMIQUE, COMMETTRAIT UN CRIME CONTRE L’HUMANITE ET SERAIT A TRAITER COMME CRIMINEL DE GUERRE.

NOUS APPELONS TOUS LES HOMMES DE BONNE VOLONTE DANS LE MONDE A SIGNER CET APPEL. »

STOCKHOLM, 19 MARS 1950

 

 

SOMMAIRE :

SUISSE / ICAN International, Nobel Peace Prize, Lucero

JAPON
The Japan Peace Committee (JPC), Jun Chisaka, General Secretary of the Japan Peace Committee
– “Nihon Hidankyo (Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations)”, Hibakusha (survivant) d’Hiroshima
– “Nihon Hidankyo, Terumi Tanaka, Nagasaki Hibakusha/Co-Chairperson of Hidankyo. Hibakusha (survivant) de Nagasaki

ALLEMAGNE
– IPB Office Berlin, Philip, Lisa, Reiner, Arielle, Amela, Sean, Eskil and Julia
– Erlangen, / « 
Peace Alliance of Erlangen », Manfred Diebold

ALGÉRIE / Association « Tharwa N’fadhma N’Soumer », Cheballah Amina

BRÉSIL / « Conseil Mondial pour la Paix », Socorro Gomes, président du Conseil Mondial pour la Paix 

PORTUGAL / CPPC « Conselho Português para a Paz e Cooperação », Ilda Figueiredo, WPC Secretariat Member an WPC European Regional Coordinator. Recognized as Peace Mensenger by the United Nations Organization

GRANDE-BRETAGNE / CND “UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament”, David Webb Chair, UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

ÉTATS-UNIS
« Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security”, Joseph Gerson, President, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security
– “US Peace Council”, Alfred L. Marder, President, US Peace Council
– “Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security”, Joseph Gerson, President, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security
“Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund”, Kevin Martin, President, Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund

BELGIQUE / VREDE, Ludo De Brabander

ITALIE / La Tavola della Pace, Lisa Clark

CROATIE / Les pacifistes de l’ex-Yougoslavie, Shura Dumanic

INDE
– “Global Network”, J.Narayana Rao, Director Global Network
National Council Member AIPSO”, Adv R G Mhetras, National Council Member AIPSO India

 

SUISSE / ICAN International, Nobel Peace Prize

Hi Friend,

In two days, the treaty will enter into force. And we’re already buzzing with excitement about it.

On Friday 21 January, 9pm Central European Time, we’ll broadcast a live show called “Studio 22.21 – Entry into force day” from Geneva. Click here to join it.

We’ll have participants from all over the world joining us, from the Foreign Minister of Austria, the Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, the ICRC, elected officials like US house representative Jim McGovern and UK Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, to the Mayor of Geneva and many more.

In addition to that, we will enjoy a beautiful performance by Norwegian soul artist Nosizwe, check in with campaigners from around the world, and hear from events and actions that has taken place around the world on that day.

The show will be streamed live on ICAN’s website, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages. If you RSVP here, we’ll send you the link directly in your inbox.

I hope you will join us, and please invite your friends, family and colleagues to join and watch the day we make history together.

Warm regards,

Lucero

It’s time to end nuclear weapons.
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ALLEMAGNE / IPB Office Berlin

IPB´s TPNW Party

Dear IPB Family and Friends,

In only two days, on January 22nd, the world will celebrate the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear weapons, supported by over 120 states at the UN in July 2017.

This Friday at 1 pm CET/9 pm JST/7 am EST, the IPB Family will celebrate the activists who have fought for the last 75 years to bring us here and celebrate together. We already have 128 registrations from peace activists from around the globe and hope you, your colleges, family and friends will join us as well. 

If we have caught your interest, you can learn more about the event here and most importantly sign up to the event here. Attached you can additionally find our yummy TPNW cocktail recipe as well as IPB´s TPNW Party Songbook!

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Greetings from Philip, Lisa, Reiner, Arielle, Amela, Sean, Eskil and Julia.
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JAPON – the Japan Peace Committee (JPC)


Dear friends,

Please find below the message of the General Secretary of the Japan Peace Committee. Sorry for the delayed response.

Yours sincerely,

Tadaaki Kawata

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On the day of the entry into force of the Treat Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons, I would like to share with you a gig joy of this historical event.

This great achievement is made possible by the tireless efforts of Hibakushas – survivors of atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki – who have for many years been telling about inhuman consequence of the use of nuclear weapons.

TPNW shows a new world where civil society, together with many governments sharing  a common goal could make progress towards a world without nuclear weapons.

We have to make a lot to make press nuclear powers and their allies clinging to nuclear deterrence to respond to world wide opinions for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

As a peace movement in a sole atomic bombed country, we have a great responsibility to change Japanese politics into what would take a lead in a world movements for a world without nuclear weapons. We are doing our utmost to establish a new government that will take part in the TPNW.

On this occasion, I would like to reiterate our strong solidarity to French Peace Movement for our common noble goal.

Yours in Peace,

Jun Chisaka

General Secretary of 

the Japan Peace Committee

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JAPON “NIHON HIDANKYO (Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations)”
Hibakusha (survivant) d’Hiroshima

Message to the Friends of Peace in France: On the Occasion of the Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons January 22, 2021 Japan Confederation of A-and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations (Nihon Hidankyo)

We are sending our heartfelt greetings of solidarity to you all, our friends in France working to achieve the elimination of nuclear weapons and peace. In April 2016, we launched the International Signature Campaign in Support of the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (known as the Hibakusha Appeal). Five years on, at the end of 2020 the final count brought the total number of signatures to 13,702,345. We have submitted the list of signatures on multiple occasions, including to the annual United Nations General Assemblies, the TPNW negotiations, and the Preparatory Committees for the 2020 NPT Review Conference. The appeal has each time been welcomed at the UN, and has served as an encouragement to government representatives who are promoting the TPNW. Our joint work culminated in the conclusion of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in 2017. And on January 22 this year, the Treaty will finally enter into force. With great joy, we cordially join with you in celebrating this historic achievement. We are now half way along the path to the elimination of nuclear weapons. The remaining half will be as challenging as before, but working hand in hand with all the peace-loving people around the world, let us continue to march together to achieve a nuclear weapon-free and peaceful planet.

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JAPON “NIHON HIDANKYO / Hibakusha (survivant) de Nagasaki

Message from Hibakusha

Dear Friends of Peace in France,

We appreciate your tireless efforts for peace.
We are very pleased to send a message to you on the occasion of the entry
into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Let’s keep on working together to realize a world without nuclear weapons.
We are looking forward to seeing you when the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

Kind regards,

Terumi Tanaka
Nagasaki Hibakusha/Co-Chairperson of Hidankyo 

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Nihon Hidankyo
(Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organizations)
Gable Bldg. #902, 1-3-5 Shiba-Daimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0012 JAPAN  

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Hidankio

Nous vous adressons à tous nos sincères salutations de solidarité, nos amis en France travaillant pour parvenir à l’élimination des armes nucléaires et à la paix.

En avril 2016, nous avons lancé la Campagne internationale de signatures à l’appui de l’appel des Hibakusha pour l’élimination des armes nucléaires (connu sous le nom d’appel Hibakusha).

Cinq ans plus tard, à la fin de 2020, le décompte final portait le nombre total de signatures à 13.702.345.

Nous avons soumis la liste des signatures à plusieurs reprises, y compris à l’Assemblées générales des Nations Unies, négociations TPNW et préparatoire.

Comités pour la Conférence d’examen du TNP de 2020. L’appel a été à chaque fois bien accueilli à l’ONU, et a servi d’encouragement aux représentants du gouvernement promouvoir le TPNW.

Nos travaux communs ont abouti à la conclusion du Traité sur l’interdiction des armes nucléaires.

Des armes en 2017. Et le 22 janvier de cette année, le Traité entrera enfin en vigueur. Avec grande joie, nous nous joignons cordialement à vous pour célébrer cette réalisation historique. Nous sommes maintenant à mi-chemin sur la voie de l’élimination des armes nucléaires. Le reste la moitié sera aussi difficile qu’avant, mais travailler main dans la main avec tous les pacifiques peuples du monde entier, continuons à marcher ensemble pour parvenir à une et planète paisible.
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ALLEMAGNE, ERLANGEN / « Peace Alliance of Erlangen »

Dear Roland and dear friends of the Mouvement de la Paix de Rennes!

In the name of the “Peace Alliance of Erlangen” and all other peace-friends I say hello to you all!
I wish you a very succesfull, content and satisfying meeting  at the “place des invalides” jeudi 21 janvier 2021.
We support all your goals in your declaration to celebrate this historical day 22 janvier 2021, when the “Nuclear weapons ban treaty” changes into international law.
It is a special day, an historical milestone, we should celebrate it and I think, we can be a little proud.

The germanwide peace-mouvement called for action on this day too through all the country.  Right now there are actions in about 90 cities, details see*)
In Erlangen I could win the First Mayor Dr. Florian Janik as a member of the campaign “Mayor for Peace” since 1985 to flag the ICAN-flag “Nuclear weapons are BANNED” together with the Hiroshima-flag of the “mayors for peace” at the 22 janvier together with me and Manfred Kirscher as delegates from the “Peace Alliance of Erlangen” and the German Peace Society – United War Resisters (DFG-VK). The daily newspaper “Erlanger Nachrichten” reacted and will report about the action with pictures on the base of our press declaration.
In the city Herzogenaurach near Erlangen another member of our group in Erlangen got in contact with the Mayor, a new member of the “Mayors for Peace” since 2019, and there are shown the two flags too in connection with a press conference. The two press declarations, one for the newspaper in Erlangen by me and one for the press conference in Herzogenaurach with 5 requests to the german government relating to atomic weapons by Werner Mesnaric, see appendix (Sorry, its only in german!).

Me and some others from Erlangen were several times in Buechel for several days, where the US-atomic weapons for the use of Bundeswehr pilots are stored, to protest. Susanne Grossmann from Erlangen went with a mainly churchial group of 5 persons into the military area for about one hour in the midddle of the landing field and was sentenced about 2 years later and had to pay a fine of about 3000? Euros. The solidarity of about 80 People was great to refinance this penalty!

Anyway, there is left much to do to eliminate all atomic weapons. And this is only one point in the big field of the so called “Culture for peace” to come to a common understanding.

Lets be hopeful and work together in the sense of our partnership Rennes – Erlangen!

best regards to you all

Manfred Diebold
www.frieden-erlangen.de
www.erlangen.dfg-vk.de

*) Am 22. Januar tritt das Atomwaffenverbot in Kraft: Alle Termine im Überblick | Netzwerk Friedenskooperative

P.S.: some information about our last activities in Erlangen, both with greeting word from our Mayor:

-one picture and flyer from the “Anti War Day” in Erlangen at the 1st of September, more than 100 people, “Save the climate instead of Rearmement”
-one picture from the demonstration in Erlangen “Disarmement instead of rearmement!”, about 60-70 people,
documentaion, pictures and videos see

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ALGÉRIE / Association « THARWA N’FADHMA N’SOUMER »

Nous, membres de l’association THARWA N’FADHMA N’SOUMER, sommes plus que convaincus que les humains et la planète terre, ont le droit de vivre dans un monde de paix, loins des menaces des armes nucléaires. Nous avons déjà subit en «Algérie» les conséquences catastrophiques et durables, qu’elle soit sur la population ou l’environnement dont l’une des plus grande perte est peut-etre la contamination de l’une des plus belle Nappe Albienne et «réserve d’eau» dans le monde. Nous soutenons le Traité sur l’interdiction des armes nucléaires et appelons tous les gouvernements à y adhérer. Nous soutenons également l’action du Mouvement de la Paix. Et même si nous ne pouvons pas etre des vôtres le 21 janvier, nous sommes avec vous de tout cœur et de tout combat !

CHEBALLAH AMINA
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BRÉSIL / « Conseil Mondial pour la Paix »

Chers camarades Roland Nivet et Michel Thouzeau

Collectif national “En marche pour la paix” et Mouvement de la Paix

Chers et Chéres manifestants

À l’occasion du l’entrée en vigueur du Traité d’Interdiction des Armes Nucléaires (TIAN), adopté à l’ONU le 7 juillet 2017, nous exprimons notre joie pour cette étape importante dans la lutte pour l’abolition des armes nucléaires, la sécurité internationale et la paix mondiale.

Nous saluons le Collectif National “En marche pour la Paix” et le Mouvement de la Paix pour les efforts dans la lutte pour ces causes et pour la mobilisation en France en vue de l’approbation du Traité.

Nous sommes unis a vous dans la lutte pour ces causes et engagés dans leur promotion au Brésil et à niveau international.

 Fraternellement,

Socorro Gomes, président du Conseil Mondial pour la Paix 
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PORTUGAL / CPPC « Conselho Português para a Paz e Cooperação »

Bonjour Roland

En nom du CPPC notre salut pour votre initiative. Nous sommes d’accord, mais malheureusement nous ne pouvons pas organiser ici au Portugal, pour le moment, une initiative similaire. Nous irons publier un document sur ce sujet. Nous invitons aussi les personnes à signer notre pétition pour signer et ratifier le Traité sur l’Interdiction des Armes Nucléaires.

Pour le CPPC, c`est très important que le Traité sur l’Interdiction des Armes Nucléaires voté le 7 juillet 2017 par 122 États lors de l’Assemblée Générale de l’ONU entre en vigueur le 22 janvier 2021. 75 ans après leur première utilisation contre les populations civiles à Nagasaki et Hiroshima, après l’interdiction des armes biologiques en 1975, l’interdiction des armes chimiques en 1993, toutes les armes de destruction massive sont désormais interdites.
CPPC considère que tous les États du Monde doivent signer et ratifier le Traité sur l’interdiction des armes nucléaires. La France et aussi le Portugal. Les 9 États possédant l’arme nucléaire doivent cesser leurs obstructions et s’inscrire dans le sens de l’histoire en respectant le droit international, le Traité sur l’Interdiction des Armes Nucléaires et en le ratifiant. Les peuples veulent la paix.
Le Portugal (comme la France) doivent signer et ratifier le traité, prendre des initiatives politiques au plan international avec une politique diplomatique novatrice, d’accord avec notre Constitution de la République Portugaise pour construire un monde de paix sans armes nucléaires dans le respect de la Charte des Nations Unies.

Ilda Figueiredo

WPC Secretariat Member an WPC European Regional Coordinator

Recognized as Peace Mensenger by the United Nations Organization

Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 56, 2.º, 1250-193 Lisboa

Tel. +351 213 863 575 | Fax. +351 213 863 221

www.cppc.pt | www.facebook.com/conselhopaz
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GRANDE-BRETAGNE / CND “UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament”

To our Colleagues and Friends in Mouvement de la Paix

On behalf of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the U.K, I send greetings and solidarity to the French peace movement for the celebration of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty coming into force on the 21st January. Like you, we will be celebrating and remembering that the Treaty has come about through the global actions of passionate and persistent people working together as part of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.Like you, we celebrated when the terms of the Treaty were agreed in the United Nations and when ICAN was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Like you, we also realised that there was much to do to overcome the fierce opposition of France and the U.K. and other nuclear weapon states and get 50 states to ratify the Treaty. However, the international campaigning was determined, carried on and we got those 50 ratifications – and more!

Now, the governments of France and the U.K. must recognise that themajority of the world sees the possession and threat of use of nuclear weapons as being illegal under international law and we will continue to work with you, and other peace movements, to removethe threat to our existence that these weapons of mass destruction represent.But for the next few days we will enjoy the company and fellowship of others around the world through the international networks that were so important in establishing the Treaty.

Our moral and humanitarian arguments are powerful. Let us continue to work closely together to show that another world is possible and together achieve it.

Very best wishes

David Webb

Chair, UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
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ÉTATS-UNIS / « Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security”

Dear Roland,

I’m encouraged to read about your planned action in support of the TPNW.

With far too much on my plate this week, including finishing a TPNW article and a couple of TPNW zoom events, my greeting is necessarily brief. Please accept my apologies:

I am encouraged to learn about Mouvement de La Paix’s January 21 action in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  My greatest hope is that our collective actions will encourage governments of “umbrella” states to break ramls with their nuclear masters,  and sign and ratify the Treaty. Such actions can rend the fabric of the world’s nuclear disorder. For those of us in countries whose governments prepare to launch nuclear omnicide, the Treaty provides us a means to teach our fellow/sister citizens about the world’s urgent demands to disarm. It should also reinvigorate our campaigning to achieve the nuclear weapons-free world which is the only way to ensure human survival.

With friendship and solidarity,

Joseph Gerson

President, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security
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ÉTATS-UNIS / “US Peace Council”

Dear Friends for Peace:

The US Peace Council greets you for your initiative to mobilize 

the people of France to support the Treaty to Abolish Nuclear Weapons that goes into affect January 22, 2021.

Your initiative should inspire the global peace movement to accelerate its efforts to broaden the support for the Treaty.

Please accept our comradely thanks.

Yours in Peace

Alfred L. Marder

President, US Peace Council
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ÉTATS-UNIS / “Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security”

Dear Roland,

I’m encouraged to read about your planned action in support of the TPNW.

With far too much on my plate this week, including finishing a TPNW article and a couple of TPNW zoom events, my greeting is necessarily brief. Please accept my apologies:

I am encouraged to learn about Mouvement de La Paix’s January 21 action in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.  My greatest hope is that our collective actions will encourage governments of “umbrella” states to break ramls with their nuclear masters,  and sign and ratify the Treaty. Such actions can rend the fabric of the world’s nuclear disorder. For those of us in countries whose governments prepare to launch nuclear omnicide, the Treaty provides us a means to teach our fellow/sister citizens about the world’s urgent demands to disarm. It should also reinvigorate our campaigning to achieve the nuclear weapons-free world which is the only way to ensure human survival.

With friendship and solidarity,

Joseph Gerson

President, Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security

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De : Joseph Gerson

Friends,

            A busy time. The end Trump’s disastrous and deadly misrule and the beginning of the Biden era provides us a host of new opportunities. This is not a time to rest, but to double down on our efforts to preserve constitutional democracy, stanch the pandemic, revitalize the economy, reverse climate change, and do all that we can to build peace and justice.n Friday, we’ll be sending out a separate posting about our launching the Committee for a SANE U.S.-China Policy, and its webinar next Wednesday, Jan 17 (A brief announcement follows below.)

             In the coming days, CPDCS will be co-sponsoring the “Reducing the Threat of Nuclear Weapons” conference, with a remarkable number of plenary speakers, and we’ll be hosting a breakout session on Asia-Pacific issues. Information follows below

            On Sunday, in association with the International Peace Bureau, we have organized a webinar for the World Social Forum about priorities for the U.S. peace and justice movements as we enter the Biden era.

            Friday marks the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. You’ll find links to activities to mark and build on the openings presented by the Treaty. I also have an article about the Treaty pending for possible publication. I’ll send a link to it before long.

Let’s all rise to the occasion!

Joseph

Links to events:

Saturday, January 23 all day & Asia-Pacific workshop at 12:30) National Conference, “Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War: Invest in Minds Not in Missiles”. Free of charge.  Speakers include Joseph Gerson, Lindsay Koshgarian and Rev. Karlene Griffiths Sekou.

Register at  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0oc-ygqzovEtEmNSKwTyKvyqUlTqfHWLjD 

 Sunday, January 24, World Social Forum Peace Day.

CPDCS/IPB workshop “For Peace, Justice & Democracy: U.S. Movement Perspectives”.

1-3 p.m. EST – Zoom linkhttp://bit.ly/PeaceJan24

 The complete listing of WSF Peace Day webinars can be found at:     https://www.ipb.org/yesterdays-news/world-social-forum-2021-peace-day/

Wednesday, January 27, 4 p.m. EST, Launching of Committee for a SANE U.S.-China Policy, with its webinar “Biden and China: Challenges & Opportunities?”  Speakers Michael Klare, Rachel Odell and Zhiquin Zhu. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1Fyq2BB6Tg2QvqMHkImINg)

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons goes into effect this Friday, the 22nd. Celebrations designed to promote the Treaty will be held in the Boston area and around the world. You can find the list of events at:

https://www.icanw.org/events?emci=c0932101-d059-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&emdi=9290f9cc-965a-eb11-a607-00155d43c992&ceid=252225

The International Peace Bureau, of which I am Vice-President, will be holding its celebration at 1 p.m. Central European Time, 7 a.m. EST here in Boston. You can learn more about it and join at:

 http://www.ipb.org/events/lets-celebrate-the-treaty-on-the-prohibition-of-nuclear-weapons-entry-into-force-together

 My article on the whys and implementation of Friday’s entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will be published today. You can find it at https://www.commondreams.org/

And, you can find my article “Was Trump Hoping for a Coup?” at https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/01/07/was-trump-hoping-coup
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ÉTATS-UNIS / “Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund”

Bonjour Roland!

Happy day before Trump is gone! Here is a message of solidarity for our dear friends in Le Mouvement de la Paix:

What a time we are living through! With all the challenges we face as a human family, it is a joy to celebrate the Entry Into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition on Nuclear Weapons, a historic achievement by governments pushed along by peace movements and civil society. 

Unfortunately, it should be no surprise that we do not expect the TPNW to have an immediate effect on US government policy, but it is an historic achievement providing a boost for peace advocates, and as such is being celebrated with events here in the US organized by local Peace Action affiliates and other groups. In terms of advocating progress on US policy with the new presidential administration, the priorities will likely be familiar to you: 

-Extending New START with Russia, and hopefully going beyond that to further nuclear weapons reductions. It’s too dangerous, unsustainable and costly to continue along the path of a new arms race;

-Promoting a No First Use policy;

-Ending the “sole authority” for a president, any president, to be able to initiate nuclear war on their own;

-Slashing the nuclear weapons budget, the so-called “modernization” program begun under President Obama but ratcheted up under Trump. The projected price tag over 30 years, up to $2 trillion, is exorbitant, but the danger is not just to domestic priorities, but to global peace and security, as all the nuclear states are engaged in upgrading their nuclear arsenals. 

Other issues regarding nuclear weapons policy may well come to the forefront, and it will be interesting to see how the new Administration participates in the NPT Review Conference if it is indeed held at the UN this August. Many issues can be raised there but the intransigence of the US and other nuclear states to live up to their Article VI commitment to pursue nuclear disarmament, their investment in upgrading their nuclear arsenals, as well as failure to create NWFZ’s in the Middle East and Northeast Asia, might stoke exasperation and undercut the RevCon in terms of its utility as an international forum, though of course the treaty won’t be discarded. 

On all of these issues, US peace advocates will work directly with the new Administration, but also with Members of Congress who have led on these matters, including the possibility of a few Republicans. Public pressure will of course be needed, as always, but this should just be a matter of activation, not persuasion, as in general the US public supports these issues, or would if there were more leadership and spotlight given to them. We treasure our international partners, and are so proud to be on the side of peace, justice, disarmament and humanity with you! Vive Le Mouvement de la Paix!

-Kevin Martin
President, Peace Action and Peace Action Education Fund
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BELGIQUE / VREDE

Bonjour Roland et Michel,

Voici notre message, j’espère pas trop tard :

Les armes nucléaires sont des armes de destruction massive qui menacent la vie sur notre planète. Je suis profondément préoccupé par le fait que plus d’un demi-siècle après le Traité de non-prolifération, les États dotés d’armes nucléaires continuent d’investir dans leurs arsenaux nucléaires. C’est pourquoi je soutiens le Traité d’interdiction des armes nucléaires et j’espère qu’un gouvernement qui agit de manière responsable pour la vie sur cette planète adhérera bientôt à cet important traité.

Ludo De Brabander, Vrede vzw Belgique
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ITALIE / La Tavola della Pace

Dear Friends from Mouvement de la Paix,

from Italy we send you a message of solidarity for your events on the occasion of the entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

This Treaty, born thanks to the efforts and political action of civil society, including associations, trade unions, churches, local governments, represents the democratization of international policies, with decisions being taken despite the will of the nuclear weapon powers.

Our joint efforts, in Italy, France and throughout Europe, must still continue, until we succeed in achieving ratification of the Treaty by our countries. That is the message that our Italian coalition is sending today, in many cities. To you, too, our solidarity and encouragement to continue your actions to ensure that the French government shall also join the process leading to nuclear disarmament.

Italian Campaign “Italia, Ripensaci”, including dozens of associations, trade unions, churches and local governments.

Lisa Clark
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ITALIE / Utopia

At least, the treaty enters into function. It is terrible that he planet faces two existential threats. One, the climate change, is man made. The other, the nuclear armament, equally.Can we conclude that man is the worst enemy of the planet? I strongly support your work for awareness and please, keep fighting for peace and knowledge!

Roberto Savio
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CROATIE / Les pacifistes de l’ex-Yougoslavie

Chers-es amis-es du Mouvement pour la paix,
Au nom de mes amis-es pacifistes de l-ex-Yougoslavie, je vous envoie des expressions de soutien et de solidarité. Nous soutenons absolument vos actions pour interdire les armes nucléaires et en particulier votre demande au Président de la République française de prendre les décisions nécessaires à cet égard.

En tant que pays d’origine des idées progressistes tout sau longg de l’histoire moderne, nous attendons de la France qu’elle soit à l’avant-garde de ce processus de désarmement. C’est – à- dire: le processus de l’espoir.

En solidarité

Shura Dumanic
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INDE / Global Network

Dear Mr.Roland Nivet,
Thank you very much for your good initiative.I hereby join your appeal
and add my signature.
With best wishes,
J.Narayana Rao
Director Global Network
http://www.space4peace.org
https://jnarayanarao.wordpress.com/

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INDE / “National Council Member AIPSO”

Dear Mr.Roland Nicer,
I fully support peace movement in France,the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treat on 21,22,23Jan 2021

Adv R G Mhetras, National Council Member AIPSO India.

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