The Nuclear Truth Project is committed to providing relevant scientifically and culturally rigorous resources to help build understandings around nuclear truths. As the Project develops we will continue to offer more resources that connect communities, educators, policy makers and individuals.
NTP WEBINARS 2023
- Remembering Castle Bravo – February 2023: speakers were Rosenet Tibius, Danity Laukon and Dr Arjun Makhijani, facilitated by Pam Kingfisher and Dimity Hawkins, sponsored by the Nuclear Truth Project, MISA 4 the Pacific, Pacific Conference of Churches, ICAN Australia
- Challenging Nuclear Secrecy report launch – August 2023: speakers were Marco de Jong, Nic Maclellan and Carla Cantagallo, facilitated by Pam Kingfisher and Dimity Hawkins, co-hosted by ICAN Australia
- Talking Protocols report and launch of the new Protocols – October 2023: speakers were Pam Kingfisher, Dimity Hawkins, Bedi Racule, Benetick Kabua Maddison, Richard Simpson, and members to the NTP
PAPERS ON NUCLEAR TEST SITES
NTP members Dr Arjun Makhijani and Assoc Prof Tilman Ruff developed articles on nuclear test sites across the globe for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in July 2022:
- British testing in Australia (for ICAN by Tilman Ruff, June 2022)
- British testing in the Central Pacific (for ICAN by Tilman Ruff, June 2022)
- Chinese testing at Lop Nur (for ICAN by Arjun Makhijani, June 2022)
- Former Soviet Union testing at Novaya Zemlya (for ICAN by Arjun Makhijani, June 2022)
- Former Soviet Union testing at Semipalatinsk (for ICAN by Arjun Makhijani, June 2022)
- French testing in Algeria (for ICAN by Arjun Makhijani, June 2022)
- French testing in Polynesia (for ICAN by Tilman Ruff, June 2022)
- India testing in Rajasthan (for ICAN by Arjun Makhijani, June 2022)
- Pakistan testing in Balochistan (for ICAN by Arjun Makhijani, June 2022)
- US testing at the Nevada Test Site (for ICAN by Arjun Makhijani, June 2022)
- US tests in the Marshall Islands (for ICAN by Arjun Makhijani, June 2022)
IPPNW Deutchland has a report (in German) on these papers. View it here.
DNA has the ability to repair itself through complex mechanisms and pathways when damage occurs. Its intricacy of repair can be compared to the creation of beaded items in Native Culture. Designs are thought out ahead and require skill and patience to be able to bead such intricate pieces. When a beaded necklace comes undone, the stones/beads are restrung by using what is already there. The design used is from the Crow Nation. The use of the flower design symbolizes the idea of regrowth.
We would like to acknowledge the use of Ms. Quetawki’s images from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, the University of New Mexico NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy.
We are grateful to Zuni Pueblo artist Mallery Quetawki for designing the beautiful Nuclear Truth Project logo. Combining many symbols familiar within the nuclear free movement, this stunning design evokes both the strength and the long story of the movement we are a living part of. As the artist explains;
“The olive branch is the offering for peace, the arrows are signifying the work towards a common cause and the peace symbol represents the outcome. The handprint represents unity and the sunflower represents remediation. The DNA strand represents the positive outcome for all living things.”