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Today, my #book

“The Treaty Prohibiting #NuclearWeapons: how it was achieved and why it matters”

is published by @routledgebooks, written during my 2019-20 sabbatical @KingsCollegeLon

➡️ more information see
#nuclearban #TPNW #HINW
2) I am very proud of and grateful that my book on #TPNW has received such great endorsements from
Mohamed @ElBaradei, Angela Kane @kaneview, Desmond Browne, @JodyWilliams97, Ramesh Thakur, Bill @PotterCNS and @DarylGKimball
The book presents the history of the #HumanitarianInitiative & the process leading to #TPNW from 2010-17.
Having been centrally involved in this process, it is a first-hand account of how the extraordinary cooperation of #states & #civilsociety made the #TPNW happen @nuclearban
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So back to Mars. Not that we* have ever left it alone since 2004, a remarkable achievement when you think about it

* Me, you and the billions as Carl Sagan would have had it

#countdowntoMars ImageImageImageImage
Over the next few days, I will take an – admittedly acerbic – look at where we are with exploring Mars, especially in this week of excitement to come ImageImageImageImage
And I shall come back to why we explore - because (#heresy #taboo) -- the people who do the actual exploring are way more interesting than the facts, the figures, the graphs and the charts ImageImageImageImage
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@bainjal is right. The media is feasting on a man who died of a serious mental illness. But mental illness is a #taboo subject in the #India in which a smart sassy self-made girl who came up in the world of glamour and fashion is considered trashy.…
Throw in the lowest form of political opportunism, a manufactured rivalry between states and cultures in the run-up to a state election, and the #Moralistic #HinduRight propensity to pander to the popular taste for cheap thrills, and you get the media #LynchMob.
Why admit to the most obvious explanation of them all: that the tragic actor committed suicide? that the person who most cared for him was his partner? that the one person who had zero motive to kill him was that same woman?
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