Did you know that nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction not prohibited under international law? We trace Peace Action’s efforts to delegitimize nuclear weapons to the founding of Peace Action in 1957. The Committee for a SANE Nuclear Policy, as we were known at the time, has been a part of every major initiative to abolish nuclear weapons since then.
In April, Peace Action teamed up with American Friends Service Committee and the Western States Legal Foundation and a number of our national and international partners to organize the Peace and Planet mobilization during the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations in New York.
In addition to addressing nuclear disarmament issues, the Peace and Planet conference, and subsequent rally and march, also made connections to issues of climate change, civil rights and economic and social justice.
Don’t Bank on the Bomb is an international campaign to push financial institutions to divest from nuclear weapons. Thus far, 53 financial institutions have joined the campaign, led by the Dutch group, PAX. Peace Action has endorsed Don’t Bank On The Bomb and while it has received little attention in the U.S. that will change as more groups get involved in pressing financial institutions here to divest.
For more information: http://www.dontbankonthebomb.com/frequently-asked-questions/