The US & NATO are threatening the planet, not Russia. Here are the facts:
President Reagan rejected President Gorbachev's offer to give up deployment of a “Star Wars” missile defense system in space as a condition for both countries to eliminate all their nuclear weapons.
President Clinton refused President Putin's offer to cut our massive nuclear arsenals to 1,500 bombs each, and to call on all of the other nuclear-armed states to negotiate the elimination of all nuclear weapons, in exchange for the US not placing missile sites in Romania.
President George W. Bush walked out of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and put a missile base in Romania. President Trump placed another missile base in Poland.
President Bush in 2008 and President Obama in 2014 blocked any discussion of Russian and Chinese proposals for a space weapons ban in the consensus-bound UN Committee for Disarmament in Geneva.
President Obama rejected President Putin’s offer to negotiate a treaty to ban cyber war.
President Trump pulled the US out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
From President Clinton through President Biden, the US has never ratified the 1992 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, while Russia ratified it.
To Russian President Vladimir Putin, NATO leaders, and all governments:
We citizens of the world demand an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of all Russian military forces inside Ukraine. The Russian Federation and NATO must renounce the use of nuclear weapons. We also urge all parties to ratify the Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons to end the nuclear war threats.
Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War is working tirelessly to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.
A single nuclear weapon detonated over any city would kill hundreds of thousands of people instantly, leaving hundreds of thousands more with serious injuries. A large-scale nuclear war would destroy life as we know it. It's our duty to prevent this unimaginable horror.
It already happened once -- Russian and American doctors spoke up against nuclear escalation during the cold war era, leading to negotiation and de-escalation. Today we ask you to join us and say NO to NUCLEAR WAR.
In collaboration with IPPNW, representing doctors from over 60 countries working to save lives and prevent harm.
A STORY OF RADIOACTIVITY, THE RISKS OF NUCLEAR POWER with a few CULTURAL REFERENCES - POWERPOINT CLICK HERE
Prevent Nuclear War Maryland
We are Marylanders working to reduce the threat of nuclear war by organizing a groundswell of Maryland citizens and organizations to support 1) the national Back from the Brink Call to Prevent Nuclear War; 2) similar resolutions at the state and local government levels; and 3) increase support for UN Treaty to abolish nuclear weapons. firstname.lastname@example.org
"We Can Prevent Nuclear War"
A 9 minute video by Ira Helfand, MD, co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.
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Read the OpEd "No nukes for U.S., too"
by Gwen DuBois, Baltimore Sun, June 14, 2018
Click "News" for 4 videos of expert speakers from the anti-nuclear conference of Nov. 17, 2018.
Please watch this amazing animated video about nuclear war
DISCUSSION OF OUR PEACE GOALS:
The U.S. can support peace and make it easier for Russia to return to negotiations by:
- Agreeing to lift sanctions if Russia keeps its side of a peace agreement. This could be on a step by step, sanctions for concessions approach. Or all at once if all parties agree. This would require an independent monitoring body, agreed to by all parties similar to the IAEA, possibly under UN auspices or OSCE.
The outlines of a peace agreement already exist:
- A comprehensive ceasefire.
- Withdrawal of Russian forces.
- A Ukrainian commitment to international neutrality.
- An agreement or referendum on the future of the Donbas region, whose civil war since 2014 led to the Russian invasion.
The U.S. can support peace by:
- Agreeing to lift sanctions if Russia keeps its side of a peace agreement.
- Committing humanitarian assistance to Ukraine instead of more weapons.
- Ruling out further escalation of the war, such as a “no fly zone.”
- Agreeing to end NATO expansion and committing to renewed diplomacy with Russia.
A friendly amendment:
- An agreement or referendum on the future of the Donbas region, whose civil war since 2014 was a central factor leading to Russian invasion.
Another friendly amendment:
Removal of all intermediate and tactical nuclear missiles from Europe on both sides of Russia’s border, i.e., reinstate the Intermediate Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty that was dropped by Trump.
--- Richard Ochs
The Call: Back from the Brink
The danger of nuclear war is real and growing.
We are marching to the brink of a catastrophe that threatens all of humanity. We need to act now.
Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War is a national grassroots campaign seeking to fundamentally change U.S. nuclear weapons policy and lead us away from the dangerous path we are on. The Call lays out five common-sense steps that the United States should take to reform its nuclear policy. We are asking individuals and organizations around the country to endorse The Call and build a national movement to get the U.S. government to adopt it as its highest national security priority.
Join the campaign and help build a safer world for our children to inherit.
We call on the United States to lead a global effort to prevent nuclear war by endorsing Back from the Brink's 5 Points
Back from the Brink's 5 Point Plan
Renouncing the option of using nuclear weapons first
Ending the sole, unchecked authority of any U.S. president to launch a nuclear attack
Taking U.S. nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert
Cancelling the plan to replace its entire nuclear arsenal with enhanced weapons
Actively pursuing a verifiable agreement among nuclear-armed states to eliminate their nuclear arsenals
Organizations please sign on to Back from the Brink!
"...the fate of the world and the future of the human race, is involved with preventing nuclear war."