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Beatrice Fihn. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) 2017 NPL

----- Original Message -----

From: Beatrice Fihn, ICAN, admin@icanw.org

To: leo.semashko@gmail.com

Sent: 18 сентября 2020 г., 16:18:21

Subject: We're changing the narrative!


September 18, 2020

Dear Leo --


I just wanted to write a quick thank you for all the actions, messages of support, retweets, shares, donations, and all the other small but mighty things our supporters did for the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We noticed a significant change in narrative - with a strong focus o­n the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and with the Treaty o­n the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as the solution and way forward.


But don't just take it from me, we have received countless of messages from hibakusha, the survivors of the nuclear bombings, that they were thrilled with the global awareness and actions that were taken during those days.


They have been so encouraged to see how many people listened to their stories, read their messages, and pledged to ensure this never happens to anyone again.


Here are just a few of the powerful stories that you shouldn't miss:

·A New York Times profile of Setsuko Thurlow

·The powerful "Daughters of the Bomb" about the intersections between nuclear weapons, racism and personal histories:

·A short, powerful video of Koko Kondo returning to the site where she was at the time of the bombing of Hiroshima (at o­nly 8 months old).


The 4 ratifications of UN Treaty o­n the Prohibition of the Nuclear Weapons by Ireland, Nigeria, Nuie, and St Kitts and Nevis o­n Hiroshima and Nagasaki day showed exactly what that real leadership looks like!

So I just wanted to say thank you to everybody who got involved.

None of these results would have been possible without the incredible work by ICAN campaigners and supporters all around the world.

We are now taking the momentum from the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and making sure that we get those last ratifications done to make the Treaty o­n the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enter into force. Will you consider making a recurring donation to ICAN to help support our work?

Thank you,

Beatrice Fihn

Executive Director


-- P.S. Make sure you check in with ICAN o­n social media o­n Monday. We have strong indications that another country will ratify then —

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Дорогая Беатрис, только для вас персонально, единственной, если наши письма доходят до вас,

          Большое спасибо за ваше конструктивное и теплое письмо в адрес ГСГ (оно опубликовано здесь: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=943) как активного члена и сторонника ИКАН с апреля 2020, когда вы дважды лично подтвердили и поблагодарили нас за поддержку и вступление в члены ИКАН. С тех пор мы получили от вас более десятка подобных дружелюбных писем, которые мы понимаем как согласие на ваше участие в нашем совместном «Антиядерном Манифесте», который мы начали с вами 17 мая. За эти месяцы, мы сообщали вам об этом регулярно почти в 100 наших письмах, направляемых как лично вам, так и через наши сетевые послания и рассылки. За это время мы не получили ни единого возражения от вас. Весь архив переписки ГСГ/ИКАН будет опубликован на вашей странице как доказательство нашей полной поддержки ИКАН и полного отсутствия ваших возражений.

Мы понимаем ваше молчание в том смысле, что невозможно вам/ИКАН возражать против новых, более 40 (теперь) активных сторонников ИКАН из более 20 стран, включая 3 Нобелевских Лауреатов (не считая вас), объединенных нашим Манифестом. Кроме того, он вооружает ИКАН инновационным научным обоснованием запрета ядерного оружия. Все это подтверждает, что ГСГ – полный и активный, ценный сторонник вашего замечательного движения, а наш Манифест вооружает его новой интеллектуальной «мягкой» силой, чтобы запретить ядерное оружие. Кто из ИКАН может отвергать все это? Поэтому, ваше молчание мы понимаем, как знак согласия и одобрения, не меньше.

Но отсутствие вашей прямой и открытой публичной поддержки нашего сотрудничества 4 месяца в нашем «Антиядерном Манифесте» вызывает недоумение/смущение и много вопросов, наше объяснение которым мы дадим позже.

Также позже мы рассмотрим вопрос нашего спонсирования ИКАН, членами которого мы являемся с апреля 2020. Но наши пожертвования для ИКАН как нашей родственной миротворческой организации будут возможны только после вашего публичного признания вашего участия в «Антиядерном Манифесте» и желании получать наши пожертвования как от ГСГ в целом, так и от отдельных его членов.

Мы надеемся на ваш публичный отклик нам, если он возможен для вас, если ему не препятствует ваш аппарат, который, как мы понимаем, контролирует/цензурирует все письма, обращенные к вам и пытается разрушить партнерство ГСГ/ИКАН беспочвенной конфронтацией, очень нужной многочисленным и сильным врагам ядерного разоружения… Мы подтвердим это позже, после вашего персонального отклика.



Dear Beatrice, only for you person, the o­nly o­ne, if our letters reach you,

Thank you very much for your constructive and warm letter (on Sept. 18) to the GHA (it is published o­n your page here: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=943) as an active member and supporter of ICAN since April 2020, when you twice personally confirmed and thanked us for support and membership of ICAN.

Since then, we have received from you more than a dozen such friendly letters, which we understand as consent to your participation in our joint "Anti-Nuclear Manifesto", which we began with you o­n May 17. During these 4 months, we have informed you about this regularly in almost 100 of our letters sent both personally to you and through our network messages and mailings. During this time, we have not received a single objection from you. The entire archive of the GHA/ICAN correspondence will be published o­n your page as proof of our full support for ICAN and the complete absence of your objections.

We understand your silence in the sense that it is impossible for you/ICAN to object to the new, more than 40 (now) active supporters of ICAN from more than 20 countries, including 3 Nobel Laureates (not counting you), united by our Manifesto. In addition, it equips ICAN with innovative scientific rationale for banning nuclear weapons. All this confirms that the GHA is a complete and active, valuable supporter of your wonderful movement; and our Manifesto equips it with new intellectual "soft" power to prohibit nuclear weapons. Who in ICAN can deny all this? Therefore, we understand your silence as a sign of consent and approval, no less.

But the lack of your direct and open public support for our cooperation during 4 months in our "Anti-Nuclear Manifesto" raises bewilderment/confusion and many questions, which we will explain later.

Also later we will consider the issue of our sponsoring ICAN, of which we have been members since April 2020. But our donations to ICAN as our sister peacemaking organization will be possible only after your public recognition of your participation in the "Anti-Nuclear Manifesto" and your desire to receive our donations from the GHA in the whole, and from individual members.

We hope for your public response to us, if it is possible for you, if it is not hindered by your apparatus, which, as we understand, controls/censors all letters addressed to you and tries to destroy the GHA/ICAN partnership by groundless confrontation much needed for the numerous and powerful enemies of nuclear disarmament… We will confirm this later after your personal reply.

Best regards,


ICAN. End Terrorism of Nuclear Weapons

ИКАН. Конец терроризму ядерного оружия


We physicians protest the outrage of holding the entire world hostage [by nuclear weapons]. We protest the moral obscenity that each of us is being continuously targeted for extinction.”

The IPPNW [first anti-nuclear organization] 1985 Nobel Peace Prize lecture of two founders, who now share the title of president

– Professor Bernard Lown from the USA and Professor Yevgeny Chazov from the Soviet Union – to receive the Peace Prize o­n behalf of their organisation.

Oslo, October 5, 1985



«Мы, врачи, протестуем против надругательства захвата в заложники всего мира [ядерным оружием]. Мы протестуем против моральной низости, постоянно подвергающей каждого из нас умерщвлению.»

Нобелевская лекция двух основателей, президентов IPPNW [первой антиядерной организации] в 1985 г.: Профессора Бернарда Лауна из США и Профессора Евгения Чазова из СССР, чтобы получить Премию мира от имени своей организации.

Осло, 5 октября 1985 г.




Hiroshima/Nagasaki are 75.

When does our Planet/Noosphere expect their fate, if there are o­nly 100 seconds
left before it o­n the nuclear scientists Doomsday
Сlock (Mecklin, 2020)?


Citizens of the Earth!


We, ICAN/GHA, propose the Anti-Nuclear Manifesto for the salvation of humanity from the all-consuming suicidal/genocidal nuclear fire, first tested 75 years ago o­n peace civilians in Hiroshima/Nagasaki, 250 thousand of whom were easily alive burned in it.

For 75 years, nuclear weapons, through the efforts of the traditional human reason, have been brought to such a degree of suicidal/genocidal perfection that now they are capable to burn all of humanity together with the planet easily and quickly, with a supersonic speed of their delivery to any planet point and to any corner of our common at home.

The traditional mind for 75 years was o­nly able to burn itself, but was powerless to save and preserve itself. Einstein understood and expressed this then, demanding "a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity wants to survive." For 75 years it has become clear that with traditional thinking humanity cannot survive. With it, humanity can o­nly burn itself, starting since Hiroshima/Nagasaki.

Even earlier, Gandhi found a way of thinking of the "greatest force of non-violence" by the spheres/spherons of humanity, which "is mightier than the mightiest [nuclear] weapon of destruction." But for traditional thinking was not 75 years enough to recognize and master the salutary, "substantially new thinking" by the spheres/spherons, which are the o­nly o­nes that possess soft nuclear energy of the "greatest force of non-violence" within humanity. It is inaccessible to traditional thinking.

Citizens of the Earth!

The conclusion of our Manifesto is simple. If you/we want to survive by eliminating suicidal/genocidal all-consuming nuclear fire, you must rise to a "substantially new manner of thinking" by the Gandhian spheres/spherons. It was first systematically developed in the innovative cyber science Cyberspheronics in our Manifesto, as a result of intellectual searches and work for many decades. A new, spheral way of thinking in it compressed in synergy of the cognitive laws highest intellectual achievements of the humanity greatest geniuses: Gandhi, Einstein, Wiener and others o­n 40 pages. Its semantic space for the humanity survival is enclosed between its two centers/poles of synergy: the Nobel Appeal, which sets the strategic goals of survival, and the system of cognitive laws of Cyberspheronics that ensure their achievement in a new paradigm of thinking. There is no other paradigm of it.

Therefore, there is no other modus of survival and other way out of the suicidal/genocidal nuclear deadlock in us, in humanity, except for a substantially new manner of thinking by the spheres/spherons of our Manifesto. It was created by 25 co-authors from 14 countries and is based o­n hundreds of the co-authors’ works of previous years ... (It is in the attachment, 40 pages and is published o­n the websitealong with all responses: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=908).

This is where our survival and salvation lies. To do this, we all need to understand, study, recognize and together, in solidarity and partnership, without confrontation, develop, improve and practically apply this saving manner of thinking.

This is our conclusion and call to forever exclude any possibility of a repetition of the horrific tragedy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki through 75 years!

Yours sincerely,


Beatrice Fihn,

ICAN Executive Director, Sweden,

ICAN is Nobel Peace Laureate 2017,


Email: admin@icanw.org


Leo Semashko, PhD,

Philosopher, sociologist, cybernetician, peacemaker, GHA Founder and Honorary President,

The ISA RC51 Sociocybernetics Honourary Lifetime Member,

Initiator and Editor-in-Chief of the "Peace/Cyberspheronics Manifesto",

Blog: https://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253

Email: leo.semashko@gmail.com

Skype: leo.semahko

Phonehome: 7-812-597-6571






International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations
promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty.





Dear Leo --

         I hope you and your loved o­nes are doing ok in these difficult times. 
I wanted to share a bit of good news, o­n Tuesday afternoon in New York City, despite the lockdown of the United Nations Office for Legal Affairs, Belize ratified the Treaty o­n the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. We’ve seen a lot of exciting progress from the Caribbean, as a result from hard work by our partner organisations in that region and from the Caribbean regional conference we organized last year. It’s exciting to see that our activities are having a concrete impact, and you can read more about Belize’s ratification here.
        This means that 37 states have ratified, and we’re o­nly 13 more away from the Treaty entering into force and becoming international law.

        Do you know how your country is doing? Check out our country pages where you can find more information about what your country’s position o­n the Treaty is, recent news stories related to our work, which elected representatives and cities from your country support the ban treaty, and which ICAN partner organisations exists in that country.  

Thank you again for your continued support for our work, and we’re excited to get the next 13 states o­nboard. 

With best regards,

          Beatrice Fihn
Executive Director 



It’s time to end nuclear weapons.



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ICAN - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons <admin@icanw.org> пт, 1 мая, 18:23
Hello Leo --

Thanks for signing up to be a part of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. We are a global movement working to end the scourge of nuclear weapons.

Winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 gave us powerful momentum to work together and make sure every nation signs the UN Treaty o­n the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, including your own. In 2020 we will be working around the clock to get the Treaty to the 50 states parties mark, and achieve its entry into force. We're glad you will be along for the journey.
We will help you discover how you can get involved in your community. The end of nuclear weapons will come through action at all levels: international, national and local. Your voice will be heard and it is needed in the coming months.

  • Make sure your friends and family know you're o­n board. Invite them to become a part of this campaign too: icanw.org/
  • Spread the word and follow us o­n FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
  • Make a contribution to our work. ICAN’s campaign efforts requires planning, preparation and talented campaigners and activists around the world. Every gift, small and large, has a special and important place in enabling us to make TPNW a reality.
    Thanks again for joining our campaign and we're excited to make history with you.
    Beatrice Fihn
    Executive Director
    It’s time to end nuclear weapons.

    Beatrice Fihn

Executive Director of ICAN




Beatrice Fihn (b. 1982) is the Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize-winning campaign coalition that works to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. She accepted the Nobel Peace Prize and delivered the Nobel Lecture in Oslo o­n behalf of the campaign.

Read the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize lecture o­n behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons here.

Ms. Fihn has lead the campaign since 2013 and has worked to mobilise civil society throughout the development of the Treaty o­n the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This includes developing and executing ICAN’s political strategy and fundraising efforts as well as representing the campaign in relation to media and key stakeholders such as governments, the United Nations and other international organisations.

Ms. Fihn has over a decade of experience in disarmament diplomacy and civil society mobilisation, through her work with ICAN, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. She has written extensively o­n weapons law, humanitarian law, civil society engagement in diplomacy and multilateral institutions, and gender perspective o­n disarmament work.

Born in Sweden, Ms. Fihn has a Masters in Law from the University of London and a Bachelors degree in International Relations from Stockholm University.


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Beatrice Fihn,

ICAN Executive Director, Sweden,



At dozens of locations around the world – in missile silos buried in our earth, o­n submarines navigating through our oceans, and aboard planes flying high in our sky – lie 15,000 objects of humankind’s destruction. Perhaps it is the enormity of this fact; perhaps it is the unimaginable scale of the consequences that leads many to simply accept this grim reality. To go about our daily lives with no thought to the instruments of insanity all around us. For it is insanity to allow ourselves to be ruled by these weapons.

Many critics of this movement suggest that … nuclear-armed states will never give up their weapons. But we represent the only rational choice. … Ours is the o­nly reality that is possible. The alternative is unthinkable. The story of nuclear weapons will have an ending, and it is up to us what that ending will be. Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us? o­ne of these things will happen. The o­nly rational course of action is to cease living under the conditions where our mutual destruction is o­nly o­ne impulsive tantrum away…

These weapons were supposed to keep us free, but they deny us our freedoms. It’s an affront to democracy to be ruled by these weaponsWe citizens are living under the umbrella of its falsehoods. These weapons are not keeping us safe, they are contaminating our land and water, poisoning our bodies and holding hostage our right to life.”

Fihn B. (2017) International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). – Nobel Lecture:



Беатрис Фин,

Исполнительный Директор ИКАН, Швеция



«В десятках мест по всему миру - в ракетных шахтах, захороненных на нашей земле, на подводных лодках, плавающих в наших океанах, и на борту самолетов, летящих высоко в нашем небе - находятся 15 000 объектов уничтожения человечества. Возможно, именно чудовищность этого факта, возможно, этот невообразимый масштаб последствий, заставляет многих просто принять эту мрачную реальность. Чтобы идти нашей повседневной жизнью, не думая об инструментах безумия вокруг нас.

Это безумие - позволять себе управлять этим оружием. Мы представляем единственный рациональный выбор. Многие критики нашего движения предполагают, что … ядерные государства никогда не откажутся от своего оружия. Наша реальность - единственная, которая возможна. Альтернатива немыслима. История с ядерным оружием будет иметь конец, и нам решать, каким будет этот конец. Это будет конец ядерного оружия, или это будет конец нас? Одна из этих вещей произойдет.

Единственный разумный путь действий - перестать жить в условиях, когда наше взаимное уничтожение находится всего в одной импульсивной истерике. Это оружие должно было освободить нас, но оно лишает нас наших свобод. Управлять этим оружием - это вызов демократии Мы, граждане, живем под зонтиком его лжи. Это оружие не защищает нас, оно загрязняет нашу землю и воду, отравляет наши тела и делает заложником наше право на жизнь.»

Нобелевскаялекция, 2017

Fihn B. (2017) International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). – Nobel Lecture:




The U.N. Treaty
on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons


On 7 July 2017 – following a decade of advocacy by ICAN and its partners – an overwhelming majority of the world’s nations adopted a landmark global agreement to ban nuclear weapons, known officially as the Treaty o­n the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It will enter into legal force o­nce 50 nations have signed and ratified it. ….

The treaty was negotiated at the United Nations headquarters in New York in March, June and July 2017, with the participation of more than 135 nations, as well as members of civil society. It opened for signature o­n 20 September 2017. It is permanent in nature and will be legally binding o­n those nations that join it.



Leo Semashko. World Civil Society Security Council (WCSSC):
the GHA proposal for the development of ICAN:


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