Nuclear Weapons: Tool for Perpetual Peace or Threat of Global Annihilation?


ICAN’s campaign to prohibit nuclear weapons was conducive to the historic October 2016 UN General Assembly Resolution L.41 to convene negotiations on a “legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

The voting result was 123 nations in favour and 38 against, with 16 abstentions. All the nuclear weapons states with one notable  exception voted NO (against), with China, Pakistan and India abstaining.

North Korea was the only declared nuclear weapons state which voted YES at the UN General Assembly, in favor of the prohibition of nuclear weapons under Resolution L.41.

Nobody knows about this. WHY: Because the mainstream media has not mentioned it (“Fake News” through Omission) or as in the case of The Guardian and Bloomberg, the DPRK was casually lumped together with the other nuclear weapons states which voted NO (against the resolution).

“Oops News”. “We made a mistake”. We did not really check the UN General Assembly documents. See the Ottawa Citizen quoting Bloomberg, with a CORRECTION, see below:

Screenshot of Ottawa Citizen, October 28, 2016

The Guardian report (below) lumps North Korea together with the nine nuclear weapons states.

Screenshot of The Guardian, October 2016

The Guardian article (screenshot above) is misleading.

The vote is the following (Nine Nuclear Weapons States):

North Korea Voted YES,

U.S. Britain France, Russia, Israel, voted NO.

India, Pakistan and China abstained.

Australia was correctly described in the Guardian as “outspoken” (ally of US, UK): Australia was among the 38 countries which voted NO to Resolution L.41.

“Sloppy Journalism” or “Fake News”?

Michel Chossudovsky, December 11, 2017


Will the speech by ICAN representatives in the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony change the course of events or will the world’s nuclear powers be tone-deaf to the woes of peace activists?

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Anti-Nuclear Coalition Accepts Nobel Peace Prize as Calls for Disarmament Grow

By Julia Conley, December 11, 2017

In its efforts to rid the world of the nuclear threat, ICAN worked to advance of a U.N. treaty banning such weapons. The treaty has been signed by 122 countries—but none of the world’s nine nuclear powers have supported it.

Trump, The “Warrior Leader” and the Grave Danger of Nuclear War

By Stephen Lendman, December 11, 2017

Controlled by Wall Street, war profiteers, other corporate predators, Pentagon hawks and likeminded GOP extremists, businessman Trump transformed himself into a warrior leader – continuing naked aggression begun by Bush/Cheney and Obama, threatening war on North Korea and Iran.

Is the United States on the Brink of Nuclear War?

By Andre Damon, December 11, 2017

In the thirteen days since North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching large portions of North America, the United States has further escalated its war threats.

ICAN Statement on Nobel Peace Prize 2017

By International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, December 11, 2017

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries. By harnessing the power of the people, we have worked to bring an end to the most destructive weapon ever created – the only weapon that poses an existential threat to all humanity.

Israeli Weapons of Mass Destruction: Birth of the Israeli Bomb. The World’s Fifth Nuclear Power

By John Steinbach, December 11, 2017

With between 200 and 500 thermonuclear weapons and a sophisticated delivery system, Israel has quietly supplanted Britain as the World’s 5th Largest nuclear power, and may currently rival France and China in the size and sophistication of its nuclear arsenal.

VIDEO: The Privatization of Nuclear War, Towards a World War III Scenario: Michel Chossudovsky

By James Corbett and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, December 11, 2017

With tensions growing in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, a new generation of nuclear weapons technology is making nuclear warfare a very real prospect. And with very little fanfare, the US is embarking on the privatization of nuclear war under a first-strike doctrine.

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Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal, Editor of Global Research.  He has taught as visiting professor in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Latin America. He has served as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has acted as a consultant for several international organizations. He is the author of eleven books including The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003), America’s “War on Terrorism” (2005), The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the Twenty-first Century (2009) (Editor), Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011), The Globalization of War, America's Long War against Humanity (2015). He is a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica.  His writings have been published in more than twenty languages. In 2014, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit of the Republic of Serbia for his writings on NATO's war of aggression against Yugoslavia. He can be reached at [email protected]

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