Nuclear Disarmament Highlights

See the link below for this video and audio podcast produced by Peace Magazine and Project Save the World on November 25, 2019. Trisha Pritikin is a Hanford Downwinder and internationally recognized advocate on behalf of populations exposed to Hanford’s offsite radiation releases. The Simons Foundation has invited Trisha Pritikin to speak in Vancouver in March 2020 - additional information will follow.
Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security (SGS), based in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has developed a new simulation for a plausible escalating war between the United States and Russia using realistic nuclear force postures, targets and fatality estimates. It is estimated that there would be more than 90 million people dead and injured within the first few hours of the conflict.
As The Simons Foundation is principal sponsor of Global Zero and Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons is a Founding Partner and their Canada Chair, we are pleased to share this important statement Global Zero's Executive Director, Derek Johnson, made to the United Nations First Committee on Disarmament and International Security in New York on October 18, 2019. See the following for his remarks.
See the following link to access this podcast by Trisha Thompson Pritikin, a Hanford Downwinder and internationally recognized advocate on behalf of populations exposed to Hanford’s offsite radiation releases.
The Hon. Douglas Roche, one of The Simons Foundation's Peace Leaders, says Canadian Catholic bishops have done a double service in nudging their fellow bishops around the world and waking up Canadian foreign policy at a critical moment. Visit The Hill Times at the link below (subscription required) for his comments.
We are pleased to share the October 2019 edition of "Critical Mass," an exclusive new communiqué to keep Global Zero's supporters up to speed on the movement’s many initiatives and progress being made. The Simons Foundation is Global Zero's principal sponsor of and Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons is a Founding Partner and Canada Chair of Global Zero.
Visit Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the link below for this article by Zia Mian, Abdul H. Nayyar, Sandeep Pandey, and M.V. Ramana, the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia.
As the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) falls apart due to a lack of US and Russian participation, Emily Enright and the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at UBC, M. V. Ramana, argue that Canada should help do its bit to avert the unravelling of global arms control.  Visit OpenCanada.org at the following link for the complete article.
We are pleased to share this first edition of "Critical Mass," an exclusive new communiqué to keep Global Zero's supporters up to speed on the movement’s many initiatives and progress being made.
Visit European Leadership Network for this commentary from Dr. Hans Blix, a Peace Leader with The Simons Foundation, on how the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran will operate given the legally binding UN Security Council sanctions.