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“One nuclear weapon exploded in one city…”

“One nuclear weapon exploded in one city — be it New York or Moscow, Islamabad or Mumbai, Tokyo or Tel Aviv, Paris or Prague — could kill hundreds of thousands of people. And no matter where it happens, there is no end to what the consequences might be — for our global safety, our security, our society, our economy, to our ultimate survival.” President Obama

Dear All – I would like to share a link from Peace Action, a group that works to promote alternatives to military solutions. They are engaging a year long set of strategies around the reduction and ultimate removal of nuclear weapons.  One of their actions is to gather 100,000 signatures for a petition calling for a nuclear free world.

If you click on the link below it will take you to their home page – you can then click on the link entitled “Petition Obama” and join with thousands of others to ask President Obama to move toward complete disarmament. They have a lot of great information on their site so feel free to check it all out!

A unique moment came in last few days when the F-22 program was successfully cut from the defense budget.  It is the first time in a long time that the Pentagon was open and transparent about a military program being a waste of money and only being continued because miltary contractors profited.

While this offers a small success it does not address the broader concern that the United States is still putting the lion share of its resources toward military solutions and determent.

Join with Peace Action in taking the small opening created in public dialog by cutting the F-22’s and sign a petition to broaden what we acknowledge as a “waste”…Nuclear bombs powerful enough to destroy the whole planet would certainly qualify… Peace Liz

http://www.peace-action.org/

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