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Time to retire all nuclear weapons

it is well past the time for the U.S. government (and all governments, for that matter) to retire nuclear weapons all of them.

Nuclear Weapons are 65 Years Old: It’s Time to Retire Them, OpEdNews , By Madelyn Hoffman, 22 July 2010, On July 16, 1945, the first nuclear test, code-named “Trinity,” took place in the desert north of Alamogordo, New Mexico……
July 16, 2010 marked the 65th anniversary of the first atomic bomb explosion. While certainly not everyone is ready to retire at age 65, NJ Peace Action firmly believes that it is well past the time for the U.S. government (and all governments, for that matter) to retire nuclear weapons all of them. NJ Peace Action, formerly known as NJ SANE, has had nuclear disarmament as its primary mission since its founding in 1957.NJ Peace Action continues that work today, together with our parent organization, Peace Action, and other affiliates across the country. To that end, we are working on the following issues. We are pushing for U.S. Senate ratification of the new START Treaty. We support allocating additional money for nuclear disarmament work, but oppose allocating more money for nuclear weapons development. We are continuing to educate the public about the dangers of nuclear weapons, relying on the stories of Hibakusha, Japanese survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 65 years ago. Lastly, we support efforts to divert funding from nuclear weapons development to programs that address community needs such as hunger and poverty, as we believe that the eradication of hunger and poverty would go a long way toward establishing genuine security throughout the world.

Here’s how you can get involved………

OpEdNews – Article: Nuclear Weapons are 65 Years Old: It’s Time to Retire Them!

July 23, 2010 - Posted by | general | , ,

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