Covid19/Nuclear – ICAN infographic demonstrating how this year’s nuclear weapons budget could be better applied to Covid 19 supplies and personnel
This Week’s Featured Interviews:
- Covid19/Nuclear Connection – Alicia Sanders-Zakre is the Policy and Research Coordinator at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). She directs and coordinates research on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons, and general nuclear weapons policy. Sanders-Zakre did the research that led to creation of the infographic above, which has electrified even mainstream media outlets. She joined us from her home in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Alice Slater serves on the Board of Directors of World BEYOND War and is the UN NGO Representative of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. She is on the Board of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, the Global Council of Abolition 2000, and the Advisory Board of Nuclear Ban-US, supporting the mission of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its work in realizing the successful UN negotiations for a Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
- Susi Snyder is project lead for the PAX No Nukes Project and coordinates the Don’t Bank on the Bomb research and campaign. She’s an expert on nuclear weapons, with over two decades of experience working at the intersect between nuclear weapons and human rights.
Related ICAN Links:
- Story behind the info-graphics on the cost of nuclear weapons vs. healthcare costs.
- Global doctors oped on Covid 19 and uclear war
- Sign up for ICAN general emails
- Sign up for ICAN research/policy emails
- Newsweek article on ICAN calculations on nuclear spending vs COVID supplies
Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):
While our backs are turned because we’re focusing so much on Covid19, the International Atomic Energy Agency – the nuclear industry’s PR mouthpiece – tries to get its ducks in a row to release Fukushima’s stored radioactive water into “the sea” – aka, the Pacific Ocean.