QUESTIONNAIRE FOR NUCLEAR ABOLITION NETWORK PARTICIPANTS
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At a meeting in Philadelphia on November 18, 1995 participants
agreed to adopt and support the statement of the NGO Abolition
Caucus calling upon all states to take eleven steps to achieve
nuclear weapons abolition. They are listed below. Please
(a) Degree of active interest your organization has for each
step: none, some, moderate, much. Add other comments if you want
(b) Specific issues you are focusing on for steps #4.
(c) On page two, tactics you are using.
If different, phone, fax, address:
(1) Initiate in 1995 and conclude by the year 2000 negotiations
on a nuclear weapons abolition convention that requires the
phased elimination of all nuclear weapons within a timebound
framework, with provisions for effective verification and
(2) Immediately make an unconditional pledge not to use or
threaten to use nuclear weapons.
(3) Rapidly complete a truly comprehensive test ban treaty with a
zero threshold and with the stated purpose of precluding nuclear
weapons development by all states.
(4) Cease to produce and deploy new and additional nuclear
weapons systems, and commence to withdraw and disable deployed
nuclear weapons systems.
START II ... Implementing NPT ... START III ..
Preserving ABM Treaty ... Zero Alert ... Other
(5) Prohibit the military and commercial production and
reprocessing of all weapons-usable radioactive materials.
(6) Subject all weapons-usable radioactive materials and nuclear
facilities in all states to international accounting, monitoring,
and safeguards, and establish a public international registry of
all weapons-usable radioactive materials.
(7) Prohibit nuclear weapons research, design, development, and
testing through laboratory experiments including but not limited
to non-nuclear hydrodynamic dynamic explosions and computer
simulations, subject all nuclear weapons laboratories to
international monitoring, and close all nuclear test sites.
(8) Create additional nuclear weapons free zones such as those
established by the treaties of Tlatelolco and Raratonga.
(9) Recognize and declare the illegality of threat or use of
nuclear weapons, publicly and before the World Court.
(10) Establish an international energy agency to promote and
support the development of sustainable and environmentally safe
(11) Create mechanisms to ensure the participation of citizens
and NGOs in planning and monitoring the process of nuclear
Tactics you are using, such as policy statements, lobbying
(focused on who?), education (for who?), media, grassroots
organizing, mobilization of grassroots networks, electioneering,
petitions, sign-on letters, special events, rallies, vigils,
civil disobedience, and any other tactics.
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