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Hope for a nuclear weapons free world  

Hope for a nuclear weapons free world  Mick & Deborah Stacey, Ballina

The 16 July, 75 years ago, was the date of the first atomic weapons test code named ‘Trinity’, at Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA, (part of the Manhattan Project). This led to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 6 and 9 August, and over 2000 additional tests worldwide, exposing people and nature to deadly toxic radioactive particles.

Today, there are over 13,890 nuclear weapons worldwide, all far more powerful than the ones used on Japan.

But there is hope, thanks to an Australian initiated campaign ICANW (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), we now have 40 countries, Botswana being the latest, that have ratified the treaty in the United Nations, with 10 more required to make nuclear weapons,  illegal under International Law.

Thanks to the dedicated people who work tirelessly to make this happen. We can help by making a donation at ICANW, and encouraging your council to sign up to the ICAN Cities Appeal. There are now 28  Australian councils signed up, Adelaide being the latest.

So if local Councils could take some time out from being developers, just like Ballina Council they could add their support.

There is no future in a world,  held to ransom by these horrendous weapons of mass destruction.

People should be appalled by the governments’ announcement to spend $270 billion on so called defence.    Love is the answer.

July 18, 2020 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, weapons and war

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