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Small but mighty, Pacific states have led the charge for banning nuclear weapons | Emily Defina

A global treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons becomes international law today. But the fight to rid the world of these dismal weapons continues.In 1995, thousands of people marched peacefully hand-in-hand through the Tahitian capital of Pape’ete. The palm-lined streets were awash with songs of protest.On a nearby shorefront, Cook Islanders had just arrived by traditional voyaging canoe: a vaka. They were there to deliver a message of solidarity with their island neighbours, en route to the nuclear test site of Moruroa. Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/22/small-but-mighty-pacific-states-have-led-the-charge-for-banning-nuclear-weapons