In the face of Israel’s U.S.-supported genocidal attacks in Gaza, resulting in over 10,000 deaths so far, including thousands of children, the threat of a wider regional conflict is undeniable. These attacks coincide with U.S.-Saudi “security” negotiations, potentially involving military support, with the hope of normalizing Saudi-Israel relations.
What’s most alarming is Saudi Arabia’s request for uranium enrichment—a grave concern given its openness to seeking nuclear weapons if Iran pursues them.
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the Defuse Nuclear War Coalition organized dozens of nationwide protests, vigils, and demonstrations — for diplomacy with Russia and Ukraine; disarming ICBMs; and reinstating ABM, INF and Open Skies treaties. Our week of action was covered in Common Dreams and local media across the country.
The efforts of many of you around the United States to mark Daniel Ellsberg Week generated city proclamations, articles, op-eds, videos, and a puncture or two in the bubble of media groupthink that passes for journalism.
Seeking “to honor peacemaking and whistleblowing,” the cities of Albuquerque, NM, and San Francisco and Berkeley, CA, issued proclamations designating April 24-30 as Daniel Ellsberg Week to honor the renowned Pentagon Papers whistleblower. Additionally, The Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence presented Ellsberg with their annual award.
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Very few members of the House and Senate have risen to the occasion by speaking out and working for measures to de-escalate tensions between nuclear powers. Nor have many of them devoted serious effort to reviving negotiations for nuclear-weapons treaties and disarmament measures.
That’s why it’s so important that people across the country demand that their elected leaders take a stand and work to reduce the risk of nuclear war.
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