Jacqueline Cabasso with the latest on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation efforts
Dr. Caldicott speaks with Jacqueline Cabasso, Executive Director of the Western States Legal Foundation (WSLF), a non-profit organization that provides information about nuclear weapons and analyses of nuclear policies. Cabasso is a leading voice for nuclear weapons abolition, speaking at events across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. She is also the North American coordinator of Mayors for Peace, and serves on the global council of Abolition 2000 and the steering committee of United for Peace & Justice. She has written and co-authored numerous articles for publications including the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and the journal Social Justice. In this conversation, Cabasso reports on the May 3-28 proceedings of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York, and the work government leaders and activists are doing to eliminate nuclear weapons in the U.S. and throughout the globe. As this interview was recorded in mid-May before the Conference was completed, Cabasso could not summarize the final results of the conference. For a review of Conference outcomes, read the June 2 article, The 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, the June 3 commentary in English from the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, EDITORIAL: NPT review conference and the May 29 article U.N. Nuke Meet Ends with Good Intentions and Empty Promises. Also read the June 9 article What’s Next for the Nuclear Disarmament Movement?