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Nuclear testing

Background | 12 September, 2011 at 16:48

After Greenpeace protests at the test site, France ends its atmospheric nuclear testing programme in the South Pacific.

Accidents

Topic | 27 June, 2006 at 10:14

Ending the nuclear weapons age

Feature story | 15 February, 2013 at 11:00

The exact number of nuclear weapons situated across the world is shrouded in mystery, but whatever the number, North Korea's underground test this week is a grim reminder of the devastation and destruction these weapons could unleash.

20th anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

Press release | 10 July, 2005 at 0:00

On the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior, members of the original crew gathered in Matauri Bay, New Zealand, on the second Rainbow Warrior, to pay tribute to a colleague killed and a boat bombed.

Marshall Islands takes on the nuclear-armed states, for all our sakes

Blog entry by Daniel Simons and Jen Maman | 19 November, 2014 1 comment

“The day the sun rose twice”. That's how 1 March 1954 was recorded in the history of Rongelap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, part of the Marshall Islands. Early that morning, shortly after the sun rose in the east, a second sun...

Can the world come to its senses on nuclear weapons?

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | 29 August, 2017 3 comments

Looking back, one of the key moments that was to define both my professional and personal path was the moment I stepped onto the small atoll of Rongelap, in the Pacific Ocean. It was 17 May 1985 and I was 24 years old. At first...

Pacific islands continue to suffer nuclear injustice with latest plutonium transport

Feature story | 13 July, 2002 at 0:00

Pacific islands have been nuclear testing and dumping grounds for many years. Islands have been evacuated, the people plagued by birth defects and cancer. And the nuclear injustice continues even now as weapons-usable plutonium is transported...

Greenpeace Draft treaty banning fissile materials

Publication | 5 May, 2004 at 0:00

If you want something done right, you've just got to do it yourself. Since the nuclear weapons states party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty haven't made good the promise of moving us toward a world without nuclear weapons, we took it upon...

Greenpeace creates a symbol of peace in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower to commemorate...

Press release | 10 July, 2005 at 0:00

In light of the London bombings, and in memory of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by French Government agents on July 10 1985, in Auckland Harbour which killed Greenpeace photographer Fernando Pereira, 500 Greenpeace activists from 20...

The GA First Committee

Background | 10 April, 2006 at 14:08

The problems of the world are too numerous to be discussed by the whole General Assembly of the United Nations. Therefore, the global agenda is divided into to six groups or clusters, which are discussed in six Main Committees. The First...

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