Officials in India are threatening to evict a tribe from a tiger reserve in the name of conservation – but have just approved uranium exploration in the same reserve. The move has angered campaigners, who accuse the authorities of hypocrisy.

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In recent decades, the United States has led international efforts to halt the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. But many of President Trump’s statements on nuclear weapons suggest a coming shift in US policy. Could America’s new posture spark a renewed nuclear arms race?

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Ray Acheson | This week at the United Nations in New York City, governments, international organizations and civil society groups are gathering to resume negotiations on a treaty banning nuclear weapons. And women are at the forefront of this effort—as they have been at the forefront of the anti-nuclear resistance since the beginning of the nuclear age.

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The historic negotiations for a nuclear ban treaty start today at the UN Headquarters in New York . Governments will start directly by making statements on the preamble. If you are not in New York, you can watch the UN webcast and of course follow the #nuclearban hashtag on twitter.

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Save the date!
Saturday June 17 for Women’s March to Ban the Bomb here in NYC!

Find out more in this presentation by Ray Acheson of the Reaching Critical Will program of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She spoke on Feb 2, 2017, at Manhattan Peace Action on the upcoming negotiations at the UN to outlaw nuclear weapons.

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