Mobilizing For Peace & Planet and Against Nuclear Weapons, April 26


LEPOCO has endorsed Peace & Planet’s Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World. 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the United States atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and, it also marks 45 years since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entered into force.

After 70 years of knowing the horrors and threats of nuclear war; and after 45 years with a procedure available to dismantle this threat, isn’t it long past time for the world’s governments to implement the steps to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons as set forth in the NPT?

We can help bring this disarmament message to the 189 members of the NPT as they gather at the United Nations this April 27 to May 22, to review the NPT’s operation.

On Sunday, April 26, people will rally and march in New York City to demand that the promise of the NPT — a nuclear-free world — be met. The day’s activities will include an Interfaith Convocation for Nuclear Weapons Abolition at the Church Center at the UN; a Rally at Union Square North (including the kick-off of a “global wave” to say goodbye to nuclear weapons); a March from Union Square to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza; and a Peace Festival at the Plaza. Millions of petition signatures collected from around the world and calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons will be delivered to UN and NPT Review Officials.

Prior to the Sunday Mobilization a conference will take place April 24-25, at Cooper Union, NYC, featuring workshops and speakers from Japan, the Philippines, the U.S. and other countries. Registration is $30, with a student/low-income option of $15.

For further information on all of these activities please see www.peaceandplanet.org. You can also sign the petition for abolishing nuclear weapons at this site.

LEPOCO will help coordinate transportation to NYC for these important events April 24-26 — whether you want to travel with a friend by bus or in a carpool. Call 610-691-8730 to make transportation plans or to let us know you plan to be part of the Peace & Planet Mobilization.

You may also download a hard copy of the Peace & Planet Petition for signatures.

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