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COLONELS, AMBASSADORS, MEPS, NGOS, URGE P5 MEETING TO TAKE NUKES OFF HIGH ALERT

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25 JUNE 2011
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COLONELS, AMBASSADORS, MEPS, NGOS, URGE P5 MEETING TO TAKE NUKES OFF HIGH ALERT

As the Permanent Five meeting on nuclear security gets under way in Paris, a letter signed by 103 retired senior military, former UN ambassadors, parliamentarians, and many NGOs asking for nuclear weapons to be taken of high alert as a matter of urgency, has been released. The letter was faxed a number of weeks ago to P5 presidents, foreign ministers/secretaries of state and secretaries of defence/defence ministers.



The letter points out that even after the successful signing and ratification of new START, thousands of nuclear weapons, notably in the US and Russian arsenals, remain poised to fire at less than two minutes notice. Computer error, mistakes, unusual weather phenomena that look exactly like a launch,  weather research rockets, miscalculation, malfunctioning equipment and plain panic have over the decades that these missiles have been kept on alert, led the planet to within minutes or even seconds of an avoidable apocalypse..

The actual use of these  2-5000 warheads, most likely as a result of a malfunctioning chip somewhere in Nebraska or Kosvinsky Mountain, can still end not merely civilisation, but 95% of  complex, land-based, living things, or at least change the g climate from global warming to a nuclear winter for a number of decades..

The International Commission on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (ICNND) as well as earlier international commissions,  have stressed the urgency of  action to lower nuclear risks, especially between the US and Russia. A number of UN resolutions urge action to take nuclear weapons off alert.

The letter has been signed by a total of 98 organisations and distinguished individuals, including Colonel Valery Yarynich (former Soviet Missile Corps Command and Control), Commander Robert D. Green (British navy - Ret) , Former  Australian Disarmament Ambassador Richard Butler, Mayors For Peace 2020 Vision Campaign, the Global Security Institute, CND, Gensuikyo, a number of parliamentarians and MEPs, and NGOs from the US, Russia, Canada, the UK, France,  Norway, Australia, New Zealand, and around the world.

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Dominique Lalanne, Paris, 
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Manuel Padilla, Washington DC
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Steven Starr, Missouri,
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Prof. Sergei Kolesnikov,
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PRESIDENTS, PRIME MINISTERS, FOREIGN MINISTERS, SECRETARIES OF STATE AND DEFENCE, AND DEFENCE MINISTERS OF CHINA, FRANCE, RUSSIA, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES.

P5 MEETING 29-31 JUNE 2011

OPERATING STATUS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS SYSTEMS


Dear Presidents, Prime Ministers, Defence Ministers, Secretaries of State and Defence,  and Foreign Ministers of the 'P5' countries, meeting 29-31 June:

An item that should be on the agenda when you meet in Paris at the end of June is the operating status of strategic nuclear weapons systems, especially in the US and Russia.

The next steps in nuclear disarmament are a logical topic for P5 discussions.  The next step in nuclear disarmament is to decrease the role that nuclear weapons play in strategic planning by lowering their operational readiness, thereby significantly lowering the risk of an accidental apocalypse.


This item should be discussed within the context of a commitment to go to zero nuclear weapons and a nuclear weapons convention sooner rather than later. It also must be discussed in the  immediate context of US and Russian steps after 'New START', which need to cover more than just tactical nuclear weapons,(on which discussion now centres)  but all systems kept in a state of high readiness for use because of their perceived vulnerability to pre-emption.  

When elected, President Obama committed to negotiate with Russia to take nuclear weapons off high alert. It is time for this item to be at the top of the negotiating agenda.

Operating status of nuclear weapon systems is a topic that, while leading toward and facilitating progress to the elimination of nuclear weapons and an NWC, has an independent importance all of its own.

At the same time, it concerns all of the P5 governments, (and others), and is a legitimate topic of interest for the entire world, as noted in the final declaration of the last (2010) NPT Review Conference.

It has been argued by some that a lowering in the operational readiness of nuclear weapon systems is the single step that would do most, for the least effort, in decreasing the probability of complete global catastrophe as a result of inadvertent nuclear war bought about by malfunction, miscalculation, or human error.

An article in a 2008 edition of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists entitled 'minimising the risk of human extinction' places it as the highest priority action to be followed immediately by the complete elimination of nuclear weapon systems.

The use, by miscalculation or malfunction, of even a small fraction of the US or Russian strategic arsenals (including 2000 launch-ready, high-alert warheads) would terminate not just civilisation but would threaten the elimination of most humans and many other complex forms of life, as shown by recent (2006) studies.

The incineration of urban areas totalling 100 times the size of Hiroshima's incinerated area in firestorms (possible with as few as 20 modern warheads)  would produce a stratospheric soot layer that would cause catastrophic climate change, and catastrophic damage to the Earth's protective ozone layer. Worldwide famine would inevitably follow, claiming in a decade, more victims than all the famines of recorded history combined.

The use of the on-alert arsenals of the US and Russia would cause global ice-age conditions.

The International Commission for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (ICNND) devotes considerable space in its report to the issue of lowering the operational readiness of nuclear weapon systems, remarking that the risk of accidental nuclear war is 'not a fantasy but a terrifying possibility'.

The ICNND, the Blix commission of 2006, and the 1996 Canberra Commission all strongly urged the lowering of nuclear weapons system operating status.

A number of UN resolutions include reference to the need to lower the operational readiness of nuclear weapon systems. These include the Japan-Australia sponsored resolution on 'United Action Towards the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons', which is voted for by all of the P5, and receives overwhelming support from governments worldwide, and the Chile/Malaysia/New-Zealand/
Nigeria/Switzerland sponsored resolution on Operational Readiness of Nuclear Weapons Systems which was most recently adopted by UNGA last October 157-3. Of the P5, China voted yes to it, Russia abstained while the  US, France and the UK voted 'no'.

However the France and UK 'No' vote was explained by saying that those countries have already lowered the operational readiness of their nuclear weapon systems. (The UK says it did so in 1998, changing the 'notice to fire' of its submarine - based nuclear weapons from 'minutes' to 'days'.) If this is so,  the UK and France should use the P5 discussions to persuade the US and Russia to maintain their nuclear forces in a similar state of alert to those of France and the UK. (and China).

We hope and trust that P5 leaders will give this topic the high significance it deserves.


Your attention is also drawn to letters sent by the NGO community to the US Congress and the Russian Duma, and by a number of Russian former senior military and policy experts to the US Congress and Duma Committees on Foreign Affairs and Defence.

Signed

Coordinators

John Hallam, People for Nuclear Disarmament  NSW Nuclear Flashpoints Project, Sydney, Australia (coordinator)

Steven Starr, PSR,

Colonel Valery Yarynich, (ret- 30 years Soviet missile forces)


International Organisations:

Ambassador Richard Butler AC, Chairman,  Middle Powers Initiative,

Jonathan Granoff, President, Global Security Institute, (GSI) NY/Philadelphia

Aaron Tovish, Mayors For Peace 2020 Vision Campaign

Prof. Sergei Kolesnikov, Co-President, Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (PNND)

Dominique Lalanne, Abolition2000 Europe, Chair, Abolition2000 De-Alerting Working Committee

Alfred L. Marder President, International Association of Peace Messenger Cities,

Tomas Magnusson, Colin Archer, IPB (International Peace Bureau) Geneva,

Angelika Beer, Chair, Parliamentary Network for Conflict Resolution (EWI), Brussells,

Professor Frederick Meldelsohn AO, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Mel, Aust,

Eryl Court, Unitarian-Universalist United Nations Office,  (Church Centre, UN)   

Australia:

Dr Jenny Grounds, Medical Association for Prevention of War, (MAPW), Australia,

Amanda Jane Ruler, MAPW South Australia,

Fr Claude Mostowik, Bruce Childs, Sydney Peace & Justice Coalition, Co-Convenors, Australia.

Jo Valentine, People for Nuclear Disarmament W.A., Perth Western Australia,

Prof. Peter King, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Sydney University, Sydney, NSW Australia,

Nick Deane, Jo Blackman, Marrickville Peace Group, Marrickville, NSW, Australia,

Don Jarrett, Australian Peace Committee, Adelaide, SA, Australia,

Peter Murphy, SEARCH Foundation, Broadway, Sydney, NSW, Australia,

Brenda Conochie, Environment House, Perth, W.A.,

Pauline Mitchell, CICD Peace Centre, Melb,

Michael Henry, Pax Christi Australia,

Reverend Dr Sandy Yule, Christian Unity Working Group, Uniting Church in Australia, Melb, Vic, Australia,  

Adam Breasley, Australian Pugwash Group,

Professor Emerita Chilla Bulbeck, School of Social Sciences, Univ. Adelaide,

Dr Alex Riechel, St Francis Community, Liverpool Street, Sydney, NSW,

Biannca Pace Chair & Executive Director- Ministry for Peace-Australia (Ltd)

Bianca Pace, Vice President,  UNAA NSW Division.

Kath Wray, Citizens Wildlife Corridors, Armidale, 


USA  

Steven Starr, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Missouri, USA,

Manuel Padilla, Pax Christi USA National Office in DC, USA,

Manuel Padilla, Abolition 2000 Secretariat, Wash DC, USA,

Rosemarie Pace, Pax Christi Metro New York, NY, USA,

Marylia Kelley, Executive Director, Tri-Valley CARES, Livermore, Calif, USA,

Alice Slater, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation New York, NY, USA,

David Hartsough, Exec Dir, Peaceworkers, San Francisco, Calif, USA,

Jill Mackie, WILPF Ashland Oregon,

Chuck Baynton, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, Wisc,  


UK:

Jean Lambert, MEP (Greens) London, UK,

Jill Evans MEP, Plaid Cymru,

Peter Nicholls, Abolition-2000 UK,

Eric Harley, Vice-Chair, West Midlands CND,

George Farebrother, INLAP/World Court Project UK

Prof. Dave Webb, Chair, Kate Hudson, General Secy, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, London, UK,

Colin Bex, Wessex Regionalists, Wessex, UK,

Colin Bex, Wessex Society, Wessex, UK,

Colin Bex, Campaign for Regional England, UK,

Diana Basterfield, Co-Founder, Ministry for Peace (UK)

Angie Zelter, Co-Founder, Trident Ploughshares UK,

Dr Stuart Parkinson, Scientists for Global Responsibility,(SGR) UK, 

Hans Lammerant, Vredesaktie, Belgium,


France:

Abraham Behar, MD,PHD, President of IPPNW French Affiliates

Patrice Bouveret, Observatoire des Armements, Lyon, France

Dominique Lalanne, co-président Armes nucléaires STOP

Pierre Villard, co-président Mouvement de la Paix


Norway:

Prof. Bent Natvig, Chair, Norwegian Pugwash Committee,

Langeland Hallgeir MP, Norway,


Anne Brinch Skaara, Vice-chairman at No to Nuclear Weapons, Oslo, Norway,

Bitte Vatvedt, No To Nuclear Weapons, Norway,

Kirsten Osen, Kurt Hanevik,   Ulrich Abildgaard, (Prof Emeritus) IPPNW Norway, Oslo,  John G. Maeland, Chair, IPPNW Norway, Bergen, Norway,


Bodil Ceballos, Member of Parliament (Riksdag Committee on Foreign Affairs), Green Party, Sweden,

Prof. Vappu Taipale, IPPNW Co-President, Helsinki, Finland,

Angelika Graf MP, Bundestag, (Deputy Speaker on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid, Social Democrat Party) Berlin, Germany,

Andreas Pecha, Chair, Austrian Peace Council, Vienna, Austria,    


Maria Sotiropoulou, IPPNW Greece,

Thanasis ANAPOLITANOS, Chairman, Mediterranean Anti-Nuclear Watch,  GREECE,


Gideon Spiro, Israeli Committee for a Middle-East free From Atomic, Biological and Chemical Weapons, Israel,

Isa Samandar, Director-General, Popular Development Centre, E Jerusalem, Palestine,


NZ   

Alyn Ware,   Aotearoa Lawyers for Peace, Wellington, NZ,

Barney Richards, New Zealand Peace Council,

Commander Robert D. Green, Kate Dewes, Disarmament and Security Centre, Christchurch NZ,

Bob Rigg, Former Chair, New Zealand National Consultative Committee for Disarmament (NCCD),

Dr Robert White, Fmr Dir, Centre for Peace Studies, University of Auckland, NZ,

Pat Mc Nair, Health Freedom New Zealand, Hamilton, NZ,

Murray Richard Tingey, International Peace Symbol Promoter, Levin, NZ,   


Canada

Steven Staples, Rideau Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,

Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, (CCNR), Montreal, Quebec, Canada,

Andrea Levy, Physicians for Global Survival, Ottawa, Canada,

Abraham Weizfeld, Direct Democracy Movement, Montreal, Quebec, Canada,

Rose A. Dyson,  Vice-President, Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA) Toronto, Canada,

Pascale Fremond, President, Religions for Peace, Montreal, Canada,

Bev Delong, Chair, Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CANW)

Pascale Fremonde, President, Religions for Peace, Montreal, Quebec,  Canada,

Susan Stout, Stop War CA, Vancouver, Canada,

Dr Vinay Jindal, Hiroshima Day Coalition, Toronto, Ontario,

Phyllis Creighton, executive,Veterans Against Nuclear Arms (VANA), Ontario/Quebec Region, Canada

Eryl Court, Canadian Peace Research Association,

Mary-Ellen Francoer, Pax Christi Montreal, Quebec, Canada,

Laura Savinkoff, Boundary Peace Initiative, Grand Forks, BC, Camada, 



Mauricio Lozano. MD, Vice-President, Salvadoran Physicians for Social Responsibility, San Salvador, El Salvador

Paul Saoke, IPPNW Kenya, Nairoboi, Kenya,


Russia

Colonel Valery Yarynich (ret) (30 yrs Soviet Missile Forces)

Prof. Sergei Kolesnikov MD, Duma Member, Co-Chair Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (PNND),

Natalia Mironova, President, Movement for Nuclear Safety, Chelyabinsk, Russia,

Herman Spanjaard, MD, IPPNW Netherlands,

Hiro Umebayashi, Special Adviser, Peace Depot, Japan,

Yayoi Tsuchida, assistant general secy, Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo),

Prof. Takao Takahara, Director, International Politics and Peace Research, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan,

Wilfred Dcosta, Indian Social Action Forum - INSAF, New Delhi, India,

Dr Ranjith Jayashekhara, Vice-President, Sri Lanka Doctors for Peace and Development, Sri Lanka,








Aux Présidents, Premiers ministres, Ministres des affaires étrangères, Secrétaires d'État à la défense, Ministre de la défense

de Chine, États-Unis, France, Royaume-Uni, Russie


MEETING DU P5,  29-30 JUIN 2011

Statut opérationnel des systèmes d'armes nucléaires



Chers Présidents, Premiers ministres, Ministres des affaires étrangères, Secrétaires d'État à la défense, Ministre de la défense des États du P5,  vous vous  réunissez les 29 et 30 juin 2011.


Un sujet qui devrait être à votre ordre du jour lors de votre rencontre à Paris en cette fin de mois de juin est celui du statut opérationnel des systèmes d'armes nucléaires, spécialement ceux des États-Unis et de la Russie.

Il semble logique que ce P5 aborde les sujets des prochaines étapes de désarmement nucléaire. Le premier sujet est celui de diminuer le rôle que jouent les armes nucléaires dans les stratégies de sécurité et ceci en diminuant leur disponibilité opérationnelle ce qui diminuerait significativement le risque d'apocalypse accidentelle.



Ce sujet devrait être discuté dans le contexte d'un objectif d'élimination totale des armes nucléaires et d'une Convention d'élimination qui devrait être décidée au plus tôt. Le contexte du nouveau Traité START entre les États-Unis et la Russie devrait concerner non seulement les armes tactiques (sujet nécessaire à discuter actuellement) mais aussi tous les systèmes en situation de haute disponibilité de tir du fait de la vulnérabilité qui leur est attribuée pour une mission de préemption.

Lors de son élection, le Président Obama s'était engagé à négocier avec la Russie pour mettre hors-alerte les armes nucléaires. L'heure est venue pour que ce sujet soit dans les premiers à être discuté lors de votre rencontre.

Le statut opérationnel des systèmes d'armes nucléaires est un sujet qui a son importance en lui-même, indépendamment du fait qu'il faciliterait un processus d'élimination des armes nucléaires et l'acceptation d'une Convention d'élimination.

Par ailleurs ce sujet préoccupe tous les gouvernement du P5, ainsi que  les autres, et il est d'intérêt légitime pour tous les États du monde comme cela ressort de la déclaration finale de la dernière Conférence d'examen du Traité de non-prolifération.

Certains ont argumenté que le simple fait de diminuer l'état opérationnel des systèmes d'armes nucléaires est la mesure qui serait la plus efficace pour l'effort le plus minime afin de diminuer la probabilité de catastrophe mondiale par suite d'une guerre nucléaire engagée sur une erreur d'appréciation, une erreur humaine ou un dysfonctionnement.


Un article paru en 2008 dans le Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists sous le titre "Minimiser le risque d'une extinction de l'humanité" place ce sujet en première priorité qui doit être immédiatement suivi d'une élimination totale des armes nucléaires.

L'utilisation, par erreur d'appréciation ou  dysfonctionnement d'une partie même très limitée de l'arsenal des États-Unis ou de la Russie (2000 têtes nucléaires en haut état d'alerte) signerait la fin, non seulement de la civilisation, mais de quasiment la plupart des êtres humains sans compter toutes les autres formes de vie comme cela a pu être montré dans de récentes études en 2006.

Les incendies de zones urbaines qui atteindraient une ampleur de 100 fois la catastrophe d'Hiroshima (une vingtaine de têtes nucléaires actuelles produiraient cet effet) entraineraient une pollution stratosphérique avec des suies et des particules qui provoqueraient des modifications climatiques catastrophiques et une destruction importante de la couche protectrice d'ozone. Une famine mondiale s'en suivrait inévitablement provocant plus de victimes en une dizaine d'années que toutes les famines de l'Histoire additionnées.

Ce serait le déclenchement des conditions d'un âge glaciaire.

La " International Commission for Nuclear Non-prolifération and Disarmament " (ICNND) consacre une place importante au problème de la diminution du statut opérationnel des systèmes d'armes nucléaires en faisant remarquer que le risque d'une guerre nucléaire par erreur n'est pas "une imagination fantaisiste mais une possibilité terrifiante".


La Commission ICNND, la Commission  Blix en  2006, et en 1996, la Commission Canberra, ont toutes insisté sur l'urgence de diminuer le statut opérationnel des systèmes d'armes nucléaires.

Beaucoup de résolutions de l'Assemblée générale de l'ONU ont mentionné la nécessité de  réduire le statut opérationnel des systèmes d'armes nucléaires. C'est le cas de la résolution déposée par le Japon et l'Australie intitulée "Pour une action unifiée vers une élimination totale des armes nucléaires", qui a été votée par tous les membres du P5 et a reçu un soutien mondial de nombreux gouvernements. C'est le cas aussi de la résolution présentée par le Chili, la Malaisie, le Nigeria, la Nouvelle Zélande et la Suisse sur la "disponibilité opérationnelle des systèmes d'armes nucléaires" qui a été récemment adoptée par l'Assemblée générale de l'ONU en octobre 2010 sous la référence 157-3. En ce qui concerne les États du P5, la Chine a émis un vote positif pour la levée de l'état d'alerte, la Russie s'est abstenue, seuls les États-Unis, le Royaume-Uni et la France ont voté contre.


Notons que la France et le Royaume-Uni ont expliqué leur vote par le fait qu'ils disent avoir déjà diminué le statut opérationnel de leurs systèmes nucléaires. Le Royaume-Uni dit l'avoir fait en 1998 en changeant la doctrine de tir depuis les sous-marins, c'est à dire en changeant les délais de "minutes à des jours". Si c'est vraiment le cas, le Royaume-Uni et la France devraient profiter des discussions de ce P5 pour persuader les États-Unis et la Russie de configurer leurs forces nucléaires dans un état d'alerte comparable aux leurs (et à la Chine).

Nous osons espérer et croire que les leaders du P5 donneront à ce sujet toute l'importance qu'il mérite.

Nous attirons également votre attention sur les courriers envoyés par la communauté des ONG, d'une part aux Congrès US et à la Douma  russe et d'autre part à de nombreux experts militaires et politiques des Comités des Affaires étrangères et de la Défense américains et russes.


Signataires

Coordinateurs

John Hallam, People for Nuclear Disarmament  NSW Nuclear Flashpoints Project, Sydney, Australia (coordinator)

Steven Starr, PSR,

Colonel Valery Yarynich, (ret- 30 years Soviet missile forces)


Organisations internationales :

Ambassador Richard Butler AC, Chairman,  Middle Powers Initiative,

Jonathan Granoff, President, Global Security Institute, (GSI) NY/Philadelphia

Aaron Tovish, Mayors For Peace 2020 Vision Campaign

Prof. Sergei Kolesnikov, Co-President, Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (PNND)

Dominique Lalanne, Abolition2000 Europe, Chair, Abolition2000 De-Alerting Working Committee

Alfred L. Marder President, International Association of Peace Messenger Cities,

Tomas Magnusson, Colin Archer, IPB (International Peace Bureau) Geneva,

Angelika Beer, Chair, Parliamentary Network for Conflict Resolution (EWI), Brussells,

Professor Frederick Meldelsohn AO, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Mel, Aust,

Eryl Court, Unitarian-Universalist United Nations Office,  (Church Centre, UN)   

Australie:

Dr Jenny Grounds, Medical Association for Prevention of War, (MAPW), Australia,

Amanda Jane Ruler, MAPW South Australia,

Fr Claude Mostowik, Bruce Childs, Sydney Peace & Justice Coalition, Co-Convenors, Australia.

Jo Valentine, People for Nuclear Disarmament W.A., Perth Western Australia,

Prof. Peter King, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Sydney University, Sydney, NSW Australia,

Nick Deane, Jo Blackman, Marrickville Peace Group, Marrickville, NSW, Australia,

Don Jarrett, Australian Peace Committee, Adelaide, SA, Australia,

Peter Murphy, SEARCH Foundation, Broadway, Sydney, NSW, Australia,

Brenda Conochie, Environment House, Perth, W.A.,

Pauline Mitchell, CICD Peace Centre, Melb,

Michael Henry, Pax Christi Australia,

Reverend Dr Sandy Yule, Christian Unity Working Group, Uniting Church in Australia, Melb, Vic, Australia,  

Adam Breasley, Australian Pugwash Group,

Professor Emerita Chilla Bulbeck, School of Social Sciences, Univ. Adelaide,

Dr Alex Riechel, St Francis Community, Liverpool Street, Sydney, NSW,

Biannca Pace Chair & Executive Director- Ministry for Peace-Australia (Ltd)

Bianca Pace, Vice President,  UNAA NSW Division.

Kath Wray, Citizens Wildlife Corridors, Armidale, 



France

Abraham Behar, MD,PHD, President of IPPNW French Affiliates

Patrice Bouveret, Observatoire des Armements, Lyon, France

Dominique Lalanne, co-président Armes nucléaires STOP

Pierre Villard, co-président Mouvement de la Paix



USA  

Steven Starr, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Missouri, USA,

Manuel Padilla, Pax Christi USA National Office in DC, USA,

Manuel Padilla, Abolition 2000 Secretariat, Wash DC, USA,

Rosemarie Pace, Pax Christi Metro New York, NY, USA,

Marylia Kelley, Executive Director, Tri-Valley CARES, Livermore, Calif, USA,

Alice Slater, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation New York, NY, USA,

David Hartsough, Exec Dir, Peaceworkers, San Francisco, Calif, USA,

Jill Mackie, WILPF Ashland Oregon,

Chuck Baynton, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, Wisc,  


Royaume-Uni:

Jean Lambert, MEP (Greens) London, UK,


Jill Evans MEP, Plaid Cymru,

Peter Nicholls, Abolition-2000 UK,

Eric Harley, Vice-Chair, West Midlands CND,

George Farebrother, INLAP/World Court Project UK

Prof. Dave Webb, Chair, Kate Hudson, General Secy, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, London, UK,

Colin Bex, Wessex Regionalists, Wessex, UK,

Colin Bex, Wessex Society, Wessex, UK,

Colin Bex, Campaign for Regional England, UK,

Diana Basterfield, Co-Founder, Ministry for Peace (UK)

Angie Zelter, Co-Founder, Trident Ploughshares UK,

Dr Stuart Parkinson, Scientists for Global Responsibility,(SGR) UK, 

Hans Lammerant, Vredesaktie, Belgium,


Norvège:

Prof. Bent Natvig, Chair, Norwegian Pugwash Committee,

Langeland Hallgeir MP, Norway,

Anne Brinch Skaara, Vice-chairman at No to Nuclear Weapons, Oslo, Norway,

Bitte Vatvedt, No To Nuclear Weapons, Norway,

Kirsten Osen, Kurt Hanevik,   Ulrich Abildgaard, (Prof Emeritus) IPPNW Norway, Oslo,  John G. Maeland, Chair, IPPNW Norway, Bergen, Norway,


Bodil Ceballos, Member of Parliament (Riksdag Committee on Foreign Affairs), Green Party, Sweden,

Prof. Vappu Taipale, IPPNW Co-President, Helsinki, Finland,

Angelika Graf MP, Bundestag, (Deputy Speaker on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid, Social Democrat Party) Berlin, Germany,

Andreas Pecha, Chair, Austrian Peace Council, Vienna, Austria,    


Maria Sotiropoulou, IPPNW Greece,

Thanasis ANAPOLITANOS, Chairman, Mediterranean Anti-Nuclear Watch,  GREECE,


Gideon Spiro, Israeli Committee for a Middle-East free From Atomic, Biological and Chemical Weapons, Israel,

Isa Samandar, Director-General, Popular Development Centre, E Jerusalem, Palestine,


Nouvelle Zélande   

Alyn Ware,   Aotearoa Lawyers for Peace, Wellington, NZ,

Barney Richards, New Zealand Peace Council,

Commander Robert D. Green, Kate Dewes, Disarmament and Security Centre, Christchurch NZ,

Bob Rigg, Former Chair, New Zealand National Consultative Committee for Disarmament (NCCD),

Dr Robert White, Fmr Dir, Centre for Peace Studies, University of Auckland, NZ,

Pat Mc Nair, Health Freedom New Zealand, Hamilton, NZ,

Murray Richard Tingey, International Peace Symbol Promoter, Levin, NZ,   


Canada

Steven Staples, Rideau Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,

Gordon Edwards, Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, (CCNR), Montreal, Quebec, Canada,

Andrea Levy, Physicians for Global Survival, Ottawa, Canada,

Abraham Weizfeld, Direct Democracy Movement, Montreal, Quebec, Canada,

Rose A. Dyson,  Vice-President, Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA) Toronto, Canada,

Pascale Fremond, President, Religions for Peace, Montreal, Canada,

Bev Delong, Chair, Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CANW)

Pascale Fremonde, President, Religions for Peace, Montreal, Quebec,  Canada,

Susan Stout, Stop War CA, Vancouver, Canada,

Dr Vinay Jindal, Hiroshima Day Coalition, Toronto, Ontario,

Phyllis Creighton, executive,Veterans Against Nuclear Arms (VANA), Ontario/Quebec Region, Canada

Eryl Court, Canadian Peace Research Association,

Mary-Ellen Francoer, Pax Christi Montreal, Quebec, Canada,

Laura Savinkoff, Boundary Peace Initiative, Grand Forks, BC, Camada, 


Mauricio Lozano. MD, Vice-President, Salvadoran Physicians for Social Responsibility, San Salvador, El Salvador

Paul Saoke, IPPNW Kenya, Nairoboi, Kenya,


Russie

Colonel Valery Yarynich (ret) (30 yrs Soviet Missile Forces)

Prof. Sergei Kolesnikov MD, Duma Member, Co-Chair Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (PNND),

Natalia Mironova, President, Movement for Nuclear Safety, Chelyabinsk, Russia,

Herman Spanjaard, MD, IPPNW Netherlands,

Hiro Umebayashi, Special Adviser, Peace Depot, Japan,

Yayoi Tsuchida, assistant general secy, Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo),

Prof. Takao Takahara, Director, International Politics and Peace Research, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan,

Wilfred Dcosta, Indian Social Action Forum - INSAF, New Delhi, India,

Dr Ranjith Jayashekhara, Vice-President, Sri Lanka Doctors for Peace and Development, Sri Lanka,

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