From Roots Action:
After decades of virtually ignoring the risks of nuclear war, U.S. news media are now giving the increased dangers a bit more coverage. But the press attention is still terribly inadequate, and so are the responses from Congress and the White House. You can help change that in the next couple of weeks.
We urgently need steps to de-escalate tensions between nuclear powers, while reviving negotiations for nuclear-weapons treaties and disarmament measures. And that’s why the Defuse Nuclear War campaign – and participation in it – are so important.
You’re invited to hear Daniel Ellsberg, one of our featured speakers during a 90-minute live stream this Sunday (Oct. 2), starting at 11 a.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. Eastern. Ever since revealing the Pentagon Papers in 1971, Ellsberg has been a tireless advocate for disarmament, genuine diplomacy and peace. He draws on extensive experience as a former consultant to the Defense Department and the White House, specializing in problems of the command and control of nuclear weapons, nuclear war plans, and crisis decision-making. (Bio details are here.) His book The Doomsday Machine is powerful.
On the live stream, Ellsberg will be joined by a range of activists and researchers including Professor Vincent Intondi, Emma Claire Foley, Khury Petersen-Smith, Alice Slater, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Alyn Ware, Marcy Winograd, Hanieh Jodat, and Ryan Black. Please RSVP here.
Fifteen picket lines in nearly a dozen states have already been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, to demand that elected officials take a stand to reduce the risks of nuclear war. Find an event near you or get the tools to organize your own picket HERE.
On Sunday, Oct. 16, grab a banner and some signs, provided for free by RootsAction, and make your demands seen and heard. Defuse Nuclear War will gladly help handle the sign, banner and flyer printing for you and your group. Even if you’re by yourself, every bit of effort helps the cause!
Want to do your own thing? Print your own signs, banners, and flyers here!
Get involved today and join the October Month of Action as we loudly say NO TO NUKES and DEFUSE NUCLEAR WAR.