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WGVU interview with Shelley Irwin

WGVU
Shelley Irwin
April 23, 2013 | WGVU  This Sunday at 5 pm, WGVU TV presents In My Lifetime, a documentary that asks whether nuclear disarmament can ever be achieved. We speak with filmmaker Robert Frye.
radio interview


Doomsday Clock Moves 1 minute closer to midnight

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: It is Now 5 Minutes to Midnight

WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 10, 2012 — Faced with inadequate progress on nuclear weapons reduction and proliferation, and continuing inaction on climate change, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) announced today that it has moved the hands of its famous “Doomsday Clock” to five minutes to midnight.
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Working towards the elimination of nuclear weapons –
Intl Red Cross

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COUNCIL OF DELEGATES
OF THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS
AND RED CRESCENT MOVEMENT

Geneva, Switzerland
26 November 2011

Working towards the elimination of nuclear weapons

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CTBTO PRESS RELEASE:
International organizations to
re-assess nuclear emergency response framework

Vienna, 25 March 2011

“The CTBTO stands ready to further cooperate with and provide expert advice to the IAEA and other relevant organizations and for its global monitoring system to continue contributing to disaster prevention and mitigation,” the Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Tibor Tóth said today. He made this pledge during a video conference called by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to re-examine the international emergency response framework in case of nuclear accidents.

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CTBTO contributes to tsunami warning following the devastating earthquake in Japan

Vienna, 11 March 2011

Monitoring stations belonging to the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) contributed to the rapid alerts issued by tsunami warning centres in the Pacific region following the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japanon Friday 11 March.  The data from about 20 seismic and hydroacoustic stations were sent directly and in real time to seven warning centres in the region, including in Japan and the United States (Hawaii).
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North Korea Nuclear Test Explosion

Go to http://www.ctbto.org for more information

WCCO, Minneapolis, Minnesota – “The John Hines Show” with John Hines

WCCO, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Interview with John Hines
The John Hines Show
April 11, 2013


CTBTO PRESS RELEASE:

Entry into force of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty brought closer by Indonesia’s ratification –
CTBTO Executive Secretary Tibor Tóth

(CLICK HERE TO READ ONLINE) Entry into force of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty brought closer by Indonesia’s ratification – CTBTO Executive Secretary Tibor Tóth

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Report On Iran Nuclear Safeguards Sent to IAEA Board

An IAEA report on nuclear verification in Iran was circulated on 8 November 2011 to the Agency’s Board of Governors and the UN Security Council.

The Agency’s 35-member Board of Governors will consider the report at its next meeting in Vienna from 17 November 2011. The document’s circulation is currently restricted to IAEA Member States and unless the IAEA Board decides otherwise the Agency cannot authorize its release to the public.

The report, Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement and Relevant Provisions of Security Council Resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran, was issued by the IAEA Director General. It covers developments since the last report on 2 September 2011, as well as issues of longer standing.

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Daily Update from Japan

Click here to read the most updated reports from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientist columnist Tatsujiro Suzuki on the situation in Japan.

Tatsujiro Suzuki
Suzuki is a member of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs in Japan. Over the upcoming days, the goal of this personal column is to inform the public for better and accurate understanding of what is happening in Japan. The situation at the nuclear power stations in Japan is changing rapidly, and these updates reflect what the understanding of the tragedy is at the time of publishing; the statements are likely to change as more information is understood.


Uranium Film Festival

February 19 – 2014 Screening of In My Lifetime @ The Uranium Film Festival

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2011
Distributed by The Video Project, PO Box 411376, San Francisco, CA 94141-1376; 800-475-2638
Produced by Robert E. Frye
Director n/a
DVD, color, 109 min.
College – General Adult
Cold War, Atomic Bombs, Nuclear Testing, World History

Reviewed by Andrew Jenks, California State University, Long Beach

Date Entered: 8/3/2012

People often say we live in the “nuclear age,” but what that means is never entirely clear. This documentary captures the spirit, or rather spirits, of that era – from its beginnings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the present.

Read full review HERE

WJCT, Jacksonville, Florida – “First Coast Connect” with Melissa Ross

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Interview with Melissa Ross
WJCT
Jacksonville, Florida
http://www.ondemand.wjct.org./audio/april-11-2013


Global Red Cross movement acts on nuclear weapons

Monday November 28, 2011

Australian Red Cross has spearheaded a decision taken on the weekend in Geneva by the supreme governing body of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to work towards a legally binding international agreement to ensure nuclear weapons are never used again and are ultimately eliminated.
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CTBTO PRESS RELEASE:
CTBT needs to be in force to free the world of nuclear weapons

New York, 23 September 2011 

On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) opening for signature, world leaders affirmed their
commitment to the Treaty. They recognized that the CTBT had established an international norm against nuclear testing which needed to become international law. Entry into force of CTBT long overdue Foreign ministers and high-level representatives from ratifying States participated in the conferenceThere were also a number of representatives of States Signatories including China, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Israel and the United Statesas well as Pakistan as a non-signatory State. States considered the CTBT an important element of the international security architecture and a crucial instrument for moving towards a world free of nuclear weapons.  It was stressed that the entry into force of the CTBT was long overdue.

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The Lessons of Fukushima

By Hugh Gusterson | 16 March 2011
from The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

As an anthropologist, I am always interested in what humans learn from their mistakes. Can humans change their behavior, thereby improving their chances of survival, not just through natural selection, but also through cultural learning? Or are we hardwired to repeat our mistakes over and over, like humanoid lemmings?

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In My Lifetime:
The Nuclear World Project is now part of The United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs Education Video Library as featured in the Spotlight

In My Lifetime: The Nuclear World Project  is nowpart of The United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs Education Video Library  as featured in the Spotlight

“In My Lifetime” takes on the complex realities of “the nuclear world”, and searches internationally for an answer to the question is there a Way Beyond Nuclear Weapons? This documentary is part wake up call, part challenge for people to engage with the issue of ridding the world of the most destructive weapon ever invented.

Go to the UN Video Library site



The Cast

Bertrand Barre
Professor Emeritus
Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires

Kennette Benedict
Executive Director and Publisher
The Bulletin of The Atomic Scientists

Jack Caravelli
Author
Beyond Sand and Oil: The Nuclear Middle East

Wayne Cocroft
Senior Investigator
English Heritage

Ola Dahlman
Nuclear Arms Control Negotiator

Jayantha Dhanapala
President
Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

Sergio Duarte
High Representative for Disarmament
United Nations Secretariat

Mohammed ElBaradei
Director General (1997-2009)
International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA)
Nobel Peace Prize 2005

Vigdis Finnbogadottir
President of Iceland 1980 – 1996

Hugh Gusterson
Author
Nuclear Rites

Siegfried Hecker
Director
Los Alamos National Laboratory
(1986-1997)

Shuntaro Hida, M.D.
Hiroshima Survivor

Rebecca Johnson
Executive Director
The Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy

Joseph Masco
Author
The Nuclear Borderlands

Jack Matlock
US Ambassador to the Soviet Union 1987-1991

Toshiteru Okubo M.D.
Chairman (RERF)
Radiation Effects Research Foundation

William Potter
Director
James Martin Center for Non-Proliferation Studies
The Monterey Institute of International Studies

Ellen Wilder Bradbury Reid
Manhattan Project Historian
Daughter of Ed Wilder
Manhattan Project Chemical Engineer

Richard Rhodes
Author, Pulitzer Prize Winner
The Twilight of The Bombs

Paul Shambroom
Photographer, Author
Face to Face with the Bomb

Tibor Toth
Executive Secretary
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization

Kazumichi Terai, Choirmaster
And The Himawari (‘Sunflower’) Choir

Anna Vassilieva
Professor, The Russian Studies Program
The Monterey Institute of International Studies


Books and Publications Authored by the Cast