UN Formally Adopts Historic Nuclear Treaty

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FEATURING KEVIN MARTIN – Anti-nuclear activists the world over rejoiced when more than 120 countries at the United Nations last week formally adopted a “Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.”

The treaty is strongly worded and requires that signatories, “never under any circumstances … develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.”

In September the UN will formally open the treaty for signatures and once at least 50 nations have signed on, nuclear weapons prohibition becomes international law.

Unsurprisingly the US boycotted the treaty adoption process along with 8 other nuclear-armed countries.

For more information visit www.peace-action.org.

Kevin Martin, President of Peace Action, the largest US peace and disarmament organization working to abolish nuclear weapons.

One thought on “UN Formally Adopts Historic Nuclear Treaty

  1. Good discussion!!! I hope there’s a country-wide march focusing against the Military-Industrial Complex. There’ll never be peace unless there is. (Occupy L.A. organized a really good one in 2012. Otherwise, the Military-Industrial Complex is the big monster in the room nobody talks about.

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