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The Japan Council against A and H Bombs - Action Plan for 2018

The Japan Council against A and H Bombs (Gensuikyo)
Action Plan for 2018 (excerpts)
1. Achieving hundreds of millions of signatures for the “Appeal of the Hibakusha” for the elimination of nuclear weapons
So far, 51.5 million signatures have been collected in support of the Hibakusha Appeal for the elimination of nuclear weapons. This campaign has spread in 42 countries. The mayors of 1017 municipalities in Japan, including 20 prefectural governors, have endorsed the campaign, while the promotion committees have been formed in 24 prefectures (out of 47).
This signature campaign launched by the Hibakusha is making a significant contribution. Ambassador Whyte, the Chair of the negotiation conference of the prohibition treaty requested the Japanese movement to bring many signatures to the conference in June.  In response to the request, 2.96 million signatures were presented to the second round of the negotiation conference by the representatives of Nihon Hidankyo, which contributed to the a…

Permanent Peoples' Tribunal on Turkey and the Kurds

PRESS RELEASE
PERMANENT PEOPLES’ TRIBUNAL ON TURKEY AND THE KURDS
Session on alleged violations of international law and international humanitarian law by the Turkish Republic and its officials in their relations with the Kurdish people and their organisations.
15-16 MARCH 2018 BOURSE DU TRAVAIL - PARIS INFO / registration : tribunal-turkey-kurds.org
Press conference On Tuesday 13th March 2018 from 2-4pm at la Maison du Barreau 2 rue de Harlay 75001 Paris with the participation of
HEVAL ARSLAN, journalist (moderator) GIANNI TOGNONI, General Secretary of People’s Permanent Tribunal CHRISTIAN CHARRIÈRE-BOURNAZEL, Former President of the Paris Bar Council BASILE ADER, Vice-president of the Paris Bar Council TONY SIMPSON, Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation ANTOINE COMTE, lawyer of the families of the three Kurdish militants assassinated in Paris in 2013 JAN FERMON, Lawyer and Secretary General of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (Belgium) PAUL MOLAC, French deputee
The session of the Tribunal on Tu…

Nuclear Posture Review: Two letters of protest from Japan

The Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation received copies of the following letters, dated 6 February 2018, from the Japan Council against A and H Bombs. The letters, written in response to the publication of the US Nuclear Posture Review, are addressed to President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. We ask that as many people and organisations as possible circulate these letters as an act of solidarity with anti-nuclear campaigners in "Japan, the A-bombed country".

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To President Donald Trump United States of America 6 February 2018
Letter of Protest against the US Nuclear Posture Review
We, of the people of Japan, the A-bombed country, strongly protest against your nuclear policy formulated in the newly released ‘Nuclear Posture Review’, which brings the US much closer to the actual use of nuclear weapons by modernizing your nuclear arsenals and developing new nuclear weapons.
Trying to justify that nuclear weapons are necessary for security, the Nuclear Post…