Since last fall, nationwide actions facilitated by Defuse Nuclear War have included grassroots protests that marked the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, called for diplomacy in Ukraine with demonstrations in February, and promoted Daniel Ellsberg Week in late April. Join with the Defuse Nuclear War coalition now and learn more about our Sept 24-30 week of action.
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.
Now is a good time to press our case. Click here to email Congress and the White House to demand restraint, diplomacy, and negotiations.
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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