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Linda Kelly

Over the last three weeks, I’ve travelled more than 10,000 miles to meet FOR members and activists around the country. It has been an inspiration to meet with individuals and groups who are committed to a more peaceful and just world, and I am continually blessed to be a part of the FOR network.

Two weeks ago I was in Baltimore, MD as part of FOR’s support of Baltimore United...

Rene Wadlow

As Winston Churchill once quipped “God so loved the world that he did not send a committee”. The Drafting Committee of the Review Conference on the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) was unable to draft an “outcome document” or as it is sometimes called “a final statement”.  Even with the last-days efforts of the President, Ambassador Taous Feroukhi of Algeria and the UN Disarmament Secretariat to smooth over the rough edges of the document by weakening all the...

Kristin Stoneking

The month-long deliberations of governments in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review at the United Nations ended Friday, May 22. Just before the talks began, FORUSA staff participated in the Peace and Planet weekend conference and mobilization...

Ann Mulligan

On Monday, May 11th, Oliver Timmons died in his sleep. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. At the young age of 58, we all lost a tremendous human being.

The loss of Oliver is a heartbreak to his family members, devastating to his friends, very significant to his acquaintances. To the Rockland Coalition to End the New Jim Crow, (RCENJC)  the loss of Oliver Timmons will have impactful, permanent, and difficult results.

Oliver’s activism was committed, meaningful and transitional. Oliver was...

Rene Wadlow

 In “Nuclear-weapon Non-prolifereation and Global Order” I outlined the framework of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the role of the Review Conferences.  Here I will deal first with the evolution of the NPT Reviews and then turn to possible avenues for future action.

The NPT Review Conferences, every five years, provide an opportunity for governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to evaluate progress in disarmament among the nuclear-weapon States...