We believe that “Nuclear Zero”-an end to nuclear proliferation, complete nuclear disarmament by all countries including the United States which now possess nuclear weapons, and the end of nuclear power as an energy source-is among the most critical issues of our time. The United States, as the first nuclear power and the only nation to use nuclear weapons to intentionally kill human beings, bears a special responsibility to act immediately, consistently, and cooperatively within the international community, to foster “Nuclear Zero.”
We also oppose nuclear power as an energy source, because it is inherently dangerous to human health and the environment, it is an opening and cover for nuclear weapons proliferation, and also is a very costly diversion from benign, renewable, sustainable energy alternatives.
Support for a national policy of “Nuclear Zero” will require the education and mobilization of Americans of all ages.
We need to hold President Obama accountable for his position as expressed in Prague on April 5, 2009: “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.”
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Make NYC a Mayor’s City of Peace!
Mayors For Peace is a movement of cities worldwide calling for total abolition of nuclear weapons. The idea was first proposed in 1982 by the then-mayor of Hiroshima, Japan, Takeshi Araki. Check out the Mayor’s City of Peace flier.
Mayors for Peace now includes 4,732 cities in 150 countries, including half of all capital cities and all capital cities of nuclear powers except Washington, DC and Islamabad. 160 are in the U.S., including Boston, Hartford, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Mayor Bloomberg has not signed up NYC to become a Mayor’s City of Peace. Continue reading
Could NYC evacuate for a nuclear attack?
What about a nuclear accident at Indian Point?
The recent preparations for Hurricane Irene are only a small part of what would be necessary in the event of a nuclear attack, or a nuclear accident an Indian Point. While this experience is still fresh in our minds, let’s remind Mayor Bloomberg that the only way to keep NYC safe from these disasters is to make it a City of Peace, and to close Indian Point. Continue reading
Recognizing the importance of citizen participation to effect change in government policies regarding nuclear weapons as well as nuclear power, the Nuclear Zero Committee has sponsored two Town Halls which have featured experts on nuclear policy responding in an open Question and Answer format.
Experience these two informative events. Read the summaries and view the videos.
Resource List: Movies About Nuclear War
We’ve compiled a list of Movies About Nuclear War, which can be used to educate, organize, and inspire to action. Let us know how these movies affect you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments and suggestions, or if you would like to work with us on this issue.