Published on March 28th, 2011 | by Krista van Velzen


Tienduizend kernwapens, hoe kun je dat bevatten?

Een belangrijke vraag in ons werk: hoe maak je iets abstracts als nucleaire dreiging tastbaar? Tienduizend kernwapens klinkt als iets verschrikkelijks, maar de echte omvang van deze dreiging is niet te bevatten. Dit filmpje uit 2008 doet een poging.Eén kogeltje staat voor vijftien keer de bom die op Hiroshima viel in 1945. Ben Cohen van True Majority laat op deze manier zien hoe veel nucleaire slagkracht Amerika in totaal in huis heeft.

About the Author

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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