Sorry we’ve been quiet in recent weeks; we have both been working on different exciting projects. Realizing how busy we are, we are taking a sabbatical while Arnie conducts his research and Maggie works on a writing project. At the same time we are also moving to a new home, which we are very excited about.

We will take some much needed vacation time at the end of June, and will re-open part-time on Monday, July 9th. During the summer Maggie will continue her writing project and Arnie and several colleagues will be working on another scientific journal article.

In September we’ll be available full time, and you will also see some changes to the website.

Stay tuned! Fairewinds will keep you informed.

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As grassroots activists, Liz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala built a broad coalition to stop the South African government’s massive secret nuclear deal with Russia. On April 26, 2017, the High Court ruled that the $76 billion nuclear power project was unconstitutional—a landmark legal victory that protected South Africa from an unprecedented expansion of the nuclear industry and production of radioactive waste.

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Courtesy: ICAN Over the last two weeks, approximately 120 government delegations have been gathered at the UN in Geneva to discuss the implementation (and lack thereof) of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). A considerable number of international organizations and civil society actors were also in attendance. Adopted fifty years ago […]

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