31/03/2017

The new administration in the US is being very aggressive in their belief that nuclear weapons will keep people safe. But I (and those I work/organize with) agree more with Zia Mian:
"The second is the idea that nuclear weapons do no harm as a way to keep the peace. The fact is, the United States, along with other nuclear weapon states, have the capacity to destroy civilization. And they’ve known this from the very beginning, from the first dropping of the atom bomb in Hiroshima, that one bomb destroys an entire city. And if this is your notion of what keeping the peace is in the modern world, then you actually have no right to speak about peace and security as part of a civilized community. Mass murder is no way to keep the peace."
https://www.democracynow.org/2017/3/30/us_boycotts_un_talks_on_nuclear

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