Monday, June 29, 2015

US Mayors "Get It": The Nuclear Threat Must Be Stopped

US Mayors "get it": Ban nuclear weapons! #uscm2015
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The US Council of Mayors just met in San Francisco in June and adopted a strong position for the abolition of nuclear weapons.(See "U.S. Conference of Mayors takes action for 70th anniversary of nuclear bombings" on the Abolition 2000 website.)

It should come as no surprise that it is the mayors of our cities who have the most acute understanding of the threat posed by nuclear weapons. (See What Would a Nuclear Weapon Do to Chicago?)

In this summer that marks the 70th anniversary of the first and only time that nuclear weapons were used against people -- the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945 -- it is time for us to eliminate these weapons of mass terror.

Thank a mayor today.


Thank the sponsors of the 2015 
US Conference of Mayors resolution.

Remind all the 2015 conference
attendees to keep working for
nuclear disarmament.

Talk to the mayor of your
city or town about joining
the call to end the nuclear threat.

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(See What Would a Nuclear Weapon Do to Chicago? (Go ahead, guess . . . ) )

That's right . . .  just take a map of your local metropolis, spread it out on the floor, and put the whole family to work learning the geometry of nuclear strike using high quality wood-crafted educational aids.

(See Obscene Geometry: The Hard Facts about Death and Injury from Nuclear Weapons )

Let's dedicate June, July, and August this year to recognizing the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6 and 9, 2015). . . AND let's do something about it: make a nuclear ban a reality.

(See TIME FOR A NUCLEAR BAN? On the 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima/Nagasaki )

"It's not enough to remember this just once a year; it's not enough that we make a single book -- Hiroshima -- required reading, and never go beyond that. There should be a whole canon that people study progressively, year by year, to grasp and retain the horror of this."

(See FIRE AND BLAST: A Curriculum that Confronts Nuclear Danger?)