The world’s first legally-binding treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons opened for signature on Wednesday at the United Nations Headquarters in New York at a ceremony at which speakers from international organizations, governments and civil society hailed this milestone in achieving a world free of such arsenals as well as the work that remains to be done.
United States, the United Kingdom and France issued a joint press statement saying that they “have not taken part in the negotiation of the treaty… and do not intend to sign, ratify or ever become party to it.” The true “Axis of Evil”.
It looks like in this dog eat dog world, the only way to prevent attack is to be equally or more heavily armed than your neighbor.
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Utterly meaningless. The mice vote that the cat must wear a bell. The cat votes “no bell”. Whose vote matters?
It’s time for the world to step up and boycott and divest from every country that refuses to sign and honor this treaty.
Countries are not going to boycott the US, UK, France, Russia, China and India. Probably not Pakistan. And they already love boycotting Israel.
The US mantra that we hear over and over and over again, ad nauseum is: NATIONAL SECURITY! NATIONAL SECURITY! NATIONAL SECURITY! As justification for the war profiteering arms production and to protect the American Empire’s hubris, hegemony and puppet stooges around the world. The US refusal to sign the nuclear treaty is just more proof to me, that the US warmongers intend to eventually use nukes, because if the US was really concerned about national security, wouldn’t they sign this treaty?
How best can We the People boycott our own government for refusing to work towards Nuclear Disarmament?
Please help me brainstorm this.
We must find an answer and begin implementation of it.
I’ve got a simple solution to National Security.
Close all the military bases outside our country, bring home the troops and viola, more fucking security than a country of 300 million needs.
So, 42 nations just added themselves to the list of countries marked for regime change by the US.
So under reported----and just after Trump talked of destroying a whole country.
Didn’t we already go through this in the 1980s?
There have been efforts to “do something” before, noteably in the early 1960s (before Vietnam) and during the 1980s (the Nuclear Freeze Movement). Many communities pledged they would not accept nuclear weapons, but the movement died out. With today’s schedule of climate change and immigration reform, as well as attacks on health care and the on-going White House/Russia scandals, few peole are willing to dedicate time to nuclear disarmament. I suggest you contact traditional peace groups, such as the War Resisters’ League or the American Friends’ Service Committee and join forces with them.
Thanks for the referrals Mike. Welcome to Common Dreams.
The mice vote that the cat must not destroy the neighbourhood.
The cat votes ‘suicide’.
Whose vote matters?
The cat’s, of course.
…and …begin to shut down and decommission ALL nuclear power plants…because NUKE PLANTS…are what will kill us off in the end…EXTICTION by radiated atmosphere…if they do not purposely blow us up …it will happen by nuke plant. As climate change brings on it’s worst.