AUGUST IS NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE MONTH!
United for Peace and Justice has declared August "Nuclear-Free Future Month". The specter of nuclear weapons in the hands of "rogue" states has become one of the top US excuses for waging war, yet the United States continues to rely on the threatened first use of nuclear weapons as the cornerstone of its national security policy. Now is the time to take action and raise awareness about the ever-increasing threat from nuclear weapons and the environmental and proliferation dangers posed by the global nuclear power "renaissance".
August 6th and 9th mark the 63rd anniversaries of the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Through popular education, video screenings, art exhibitions, protests, vigils and more, we are working to build stronger ties between the nuclear abolition, antiwar, and climate justice movements. We are working in solidarity with these fundamentally connected movements to create a safe, just future.
We encourage you to organize and participate in a variety of anti-nuclear activities this month, including efforts to encourage the Presidential and Congressional candidates to make both the abolition of nuclear weapons, and immediate steps to achieve that goal a central campaign priority, as we demand clean, sustainable, non-nuclear energy alternatives.
Seek peace, be part of the solution! No nukes! No war!