150 cyclists against nuclear weapons in Kleine-Brogel

Sunday 26 September, 150 peace activists cycled from Kiewit (Hasselt) to the air base in Kleine-Brogel, a tour of 27 km under the name Bikes not Bombs. Among them were a number of peace activists from Germany, the Netherlands and the US. At the base they had a picnic with speeches follow by a human … Continue reading 150 cyclists against nuclear weapons in Kleine-Brogel

Human chain against nuclear arms in Büchel, Germany

On Sunday 5 September, the European month of action against nuclear weapons in Europe was kicked off in Büchel, Germany. 800 peace activists formed a human chain to protest against the US nuclear bombs at the Fliegerhorst air base as part of NATO's nuclear sharing arrangements. The action took place just weeks before the September … Continue reading Human chain against nuclear arms in Büchel, Germany

TPNW deflates nuclear sharing

“Umbrella” vs. “Sharing” NATO was founded in 1949 with the claim that a US ‘nuclear umbrella’ would protect non-nuclear member states. In 2018, the British government affirmed that its nuclear Trident SSBN missiles are part of “the defense of our NATO allies”1. The French government, meanwhile, never made such explicit claims about using its nuclear … Continue reading TPNW deflates nuclear sharing

Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons: The Role of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands

Viewpoint by Moritz Kütt, Jan Hoekema and Tom Sauer * The English version of this article was first published in The Toda Peace Institute's Global Outlook on February 28, 2021.** Home | Toda Peace Institute TOKYO (IDN) — On January 22, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force. The new agreement … Continue reading Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons: The Role of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands

Opposition to the Federal Government’s assertion that the nuclear sharing practiced by Germany within the framework of NATO does not violate the Non-Proliferation Treaty

by Bernd Hahnfeld, IALANA Germany The Bundeswehr Fighter-Bomber Wing 33 is stationed in Büchel. It has the task, within the framework of NATO's nuclear cooperation, of practicing with its Tornado aircraft the transport and dropping of the atomic bombs stationed there. In the event of war, Fighter-Bomber Wing 33 would deliver nuclear bombs to their … Continue reading Opposition to the Federal Government’s assertion that the nuclear sharing practiced by Germany within the framework of NATO does not violate the Non-Proliferation Treaty