Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | October 10, 2014

Why a new anti-nuclear movement should push for an old idea: a comprehensive test ban-Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Anti-nuclear Activists at Nevada Nuclear Test Site

Anti-nuclear Activists at Nevada Nuclear Test Site

Op-ed by former CTBTO staff member Theo Kalionzes who argued the current humanitarian impact movement can provide a push for the CTBT’s entry into force.

Uniting the humanitarian impact movement and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty would be a natural fit, and there is reason for optimism: The December conference will be held just a stone’s throw away from the CTBT’s Vienna headquarters. This closeness in space and time is propitious. If the humanitarian impact movement were to join forces with the Group of Eminent Persons in December, it could go a long way in building the support needed to make the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty—long-sought and hard-fought—go into effect.

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