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Open Letter From Nobel Peace Prize Laureates & others Against War & Nuclear Weapons

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IlonaM
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Joined: 28 Mar 2012, 09:30

Link to sign open letter: https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/no ... df685f7279

'Dear friends,

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and other Nobel Peace Prize Laureates have launched a historic call to reject war and nuclear weapons. Now they are asking Avaaz and citizens around the world to join them in protecting our planet.

Let's all sign and share now -- when it's huge, they will deliver our voices for peace to key leaders from the Russian Federation, NATO, and the media:


Open Letter From Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and Citizens of the World Against War and Nuclear Weapons
We reject war and nuclear weapons. We call on all our fellow citizens of the world to join us in protecting our planet, home for all of us, from those who threaten to destroy it.

The invasion of Ukraine has created a humanitarian disaster for its people. The entire world is facing the greatest threat in history: a large-scale nuclear war, capable of destroying our civilization and causing vast ecological damage across the Earth.

We call for an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of all Russian military forces from Ukraine, and for all possible efforts at dialogue to prevent this ultimate disaster.

We call on Russia and NATO to explicitly renounce any use of nuclear weapons in this conflict, and we call on all countries to support the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to ensure that we never again face a similar moment of nuclear danger.

The time to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons is now. It is the only way to guarantee that the inhabitants of the planet will be safe from this existential threat.

It is either the end of nuclear weapons, or the end of us.

We reject governance through imposition and threats, and we advocate for dialogue, coexistence and justice.

A world without nuclear weapons is necessary and possible, and together we will build it. It is urgent that we give peace a chance.

Signatories list of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates:

His Holiness The Dalai Lama (1989)
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (1985)
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (2017)
Juan Manuel Santos (2016)
Kailash Satyarthi (2014)
Leymah Gbowee (2011)
Tawakkul Karman (2011)
Muhammad Yunus (2006)
David Trimble (1998)
Jody Williams (1997)
Jose Ramos-Horta (1996)
Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs (1995)
?scar Arias S?nchez (1987)
Lech Walesa (1983)
American Friends Service Committee (1947)
International Peace Bureau (1910)

This campaign is launched in collaboration with IPPNW. Avaaz members have joined forces with many movements and activists to fight for difficult challenges in our time. IPPNW is a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in 55 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and has dedicated decades of time and energy to creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation and armed violence. Please join us today!

With hope and determination,

Michael, Chuck, Molly, Carlos, Huiting, Nax, Luis and the rest of the IPPNW and Avaaz team

More information:

Ukraine and the Threat of Nuclear War (The Nation)
As Russia struggles in Ukraine, will Putin break the nuclear taboo? (The Guardian)
Russian Forces Take Control of Europe's Biggest Nuclear Plant After Shelling It (TIME)
Why the world should not underestimate Vladimir Putin ?going nuclear? (Herald Sun)
What the Cuban Missile Crisis can teach us about today?s Ukraine crisis (IPPNW)'
TheCat
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Joined: 12 Mar 2014, 14:46

I previously was very pro-war and pro-nuclear weapons, couldnt get enough of them.

Until I became aware that the Dalai Lama and some physicists were against them. Turns out that war is good for, uhh, absolutley nothing! Who knew.

Im sure vladimir putin will have a similar epiphany once he reads the letter.
JohnL
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Joined: 09 Feb 2008, 10:24

Seems peace might be about to break out.

Strangely that comes after the most aggressive statements by the USA. Not saying they are linked but....
Chick
Posts: 2332
Joined: 11 Nov 2008, 13:19

TheCat Wrote:
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> I previously was very pro-war and pro-nuclear
> weapons, couldnt get enough of them.
>
> Until I became aware that the Dalai Lama and some
> physicists were against them. Turns out that war
> is good for, uhh, absolutley nothing! Who knew.
>
> Im sure vladimir putin will have a similar
> epiphany once he reads the letter.

It's good for the arms industry.
sjsl
Posts: 713
Joined: 29 Mar 2009, 16:07

Come on people, worth signing surely...
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