Association of World Citizens AWC

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RESOLUTION: NO LATER THAN 2010 – Addressed to all presidents and prime ministers of nuclear powers (and all members of the U.S. Congress):… 

… WHEREAS thousands of U.S. and Russian nuclear warheads are on “hair-trigger” alert, ready for launch in a few minutes notice that could destroy both countries, and perhaps civilization, within hours, and

WHEREAS a dangerous escalation of nuclear arms is underway by the Bush Administration that includes a “preemptive” war policy and with a compliant U.S. Congress providing funds for the administration to develop a new class of tactical nuclear warheads and the resumption of nuclear testing, and

WHEREAS 30,000 nuclear weapons are stockpiled, and yet nuclear proliferation is increasing with the International Atomic Energy Commission reporting that up to 40 countries may have the ability to build nuclear weapons, and

WHEREAS only dramatic action can halt the critically dangerous course of world events, we call on the United States and other nuclear weapons countries to immediately initiate the following steps:

  • (1) All U.S. and Russian nuclear warheads be taken off “hair-trigger” alert to end the daily threat of nuclear incineration through an accidental missile launch or miscalculation. The warheads are to be placed in storage under the inspection of the U.S., Russia, and the United Nations;
  • (2) Immediate freeze on all nuclear weapons development with negotiations initiated to establish a precise and rapid timetable to achieve the total elimination of all nuclear weapons, with safeguards under international law to ensure they can never be produced again;
  • (3) Long-term negotiations to vastly reduce conventional arms and military spending to achieve our common security. This must include a reformed, strengthened and democratic United Nations made capable of resolving future disputes between peoples and nations (and deal with terrorists) through the framework of world law.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED we call on concerned people in every land to mobilize and apply maximum nonviolent political pressure on the United States and other nuclear weapon states, and to continue such pressure with an unyielding determination until all nuclear weapons are abolished from the face of the earth before “they abolish us” as President Kennedy warned.

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