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Published on March 20th, 2015 | by Krista van Velzen

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Nederland heeft dubbele moraal over kernwapens

 

Vandaag stond er een opinie artikel in het NRC geschreven door PAX campagnevoerder Krista van Velzen.
Nederland heeft dubbele moraal over kernwapens
‘Heel ernstig’ en ‘machismo’. Zo classificeerde minister Koenders de uitspraken van president Poetin over diens onthullende bereidheid om zijn kernwapens in staat van paraatheid te brengen aan het begin van de crisis op de Krim. Alleen al het overwegen om deze wapens in paraatheid te brengen, is volgens Koenders „tromgeroffel dat gaat leiden tot verdere spanningen in Europa”.

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Krista van Velzen is a former Dutch MP and is currently working as nuclear disarmament campaigner with PAX in The Netherlands. She is running a citizens initiative in the Netherlands in order to get national legislation banning nuclear weapons. Van Velzen has been working on disarmament issues since the early nineties. As spokesperson on defence and foreign affairs she has convinced the Dutch government to ban and eliminate clustermunitions and and to prohibite investments as well. She has worked in Central and Eastern Europe creating a network of campaigners on the nuclear issue. She organised a Walk for Nuclear Disarmament from Brussels to Moscow. Her attempts to disarm a British Trident submarine gave her truly interesting experiences inside a Scottish jail. Disagreeing with president Obama, she believes a world without nuclear weapons is achievable in this lifetime.



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