We must speak up for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons because there are over 13,400 nuclear weapons in current arsenals, many on hair-trigger alert.
On Jan. 22, a beautiful but cold day, 50-60 peace activists gathered near the fountain at Mill Creek Parkway and 47th Street in Kansas City, Mo., to celebrate the “entry into force” of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).
Ann Suellentrop, a PeaceWorks-KC leader and project director for Physicians for Social Responsibility, writes seven local universities about their collaboration with the National Security Campus in KC MO, a nuclear weapons parts plant.
Join PeaceWorks-KC’s rally to mark the “entry into force” of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This gathering plus several billboards in KC MO will announce this new international push for a nuclear-weapon-free world.
Consumed with the current Covid-19 crisis, which is seeing a fall surge, it is hard for us to focus on the even greater danger posed by nuclear weapons, but we have to deal with this threat. Our survival and that of our children depends on it.
Marion Küpker, who has worked for more than 20 years against the stationing of US nuclear weapons in Germany, is sharing her progress with US audiences. Hear her Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KC MO.
Did you feel that tremor a few weeks ago? It didn’t get nearly the press it deserved; sweeping social movements seldom do—at first. But on July 7, when the United Nations adopted the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the pendulum of global public opinion registered a major shift toward the eventual tipping point of a nuclear-weapons-free world.
Describing the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Mary Hladky explained at the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance that the treaty prohibits the possession, development, testing, use, and threat of use of nuclear weapons. “The countries supporting this treaty … know that a crisis like the one now growing in North Korea could leap from a spark to an uncontrollable inferno in unanticipated ways.”