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Steps to a nuclear-free world


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From January 12 to October 12 1995, hundreds of people plan to walk through a large part of
Europe for a nuclear free world. The walk is being organised by For Mother Earth and starts in
Brussels. It will go through Paris, London, Antwerp, Frankfurt, Prague, Vienna, Bratislava,
Kiev, Chernobyl, Minsk and will end in Moscow.
From the start it was obvious that the walk would be, among other things, a good way to spread
information on several nuclear issues which are currently relevant in many European countries
and on international issues especially relevant in 1995.
* In 1995 it is exactly 50 years ago that the dawn of the nuclear age broke. On July 16, 1945,
the first ever nuclear test explosion took place, followed two weeks later by the dropping of
nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
* Exactly 25 years ago a treaty came into being, aimed at stopping the spread of nuclear
weapons: the Non-Proliferation Treaty. In 1995 an extension conference will take place in New
* 40 years after the first call for a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) by president Nehru
of India, no such treaty has yet been accomplished. Talks have been going on in the Conference
for Disarmament of the UN to achieve such a treaty in 1995.
* October 12, 1995 is the International Day for Solidarity with Indigenous People. For Mother
Earth wishes to raise awareness on how nuclear developments continue to affect Indigenous
People (i.e. nuclear testing, uranium mining and nuclear waste), thus violating these people's
rights to self-determination.

                                                         January 1995, For Mother Earth, Belgium
                     Writing, editing and lay-out: LAKA Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

For Mother Earth -      -           -   -   -     3
   Statement of Purpose

A Brief History of the Nuclear Age      -   -     5

The Rise & Fall of Uranium          -   -   -     7
   The Americas

Nuclear Prolife