13 Apr 2010

Petition against nuclear threat

President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia signed a new treaty on nuclear arms control. Yes it is only very small indeed in terms of actual cuts but it is a very important step in the right direction.

We must disarm or risk disaster - politicians have claimed they don't need to act on nuclear disarmament as the public movement are not interested in this issue! Avaaz has launched a petition to show them they are wrong - please join me in signing the petition for "global zero" nuclear weapons - it will be delivered directly to leaders at the summit! Go to: www.avaaz.org/en/together_for_zero/?vl

There are over 23,000 nuclear weapons in the world, and as many as 13 countries are on the edge of building them. The risks of regional nuclear war, nuclear terrorism, or catastrophic accidents are rising. The only workable solution is for all countries to give these weapons up. Indeed how can we preach to others not to have nukes when we say we need them ourselves to ensure peace? We don't. Let's see an end to all that and plough all that money into finding real peace - tackling the causes of conflict.....

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