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On the anniversary of Nagasaki, it’s time to rethink nuclear strategy and ending the war in Ukraine

On the anniversary of the US dropping the atomic bomb on Nagasaki (August 9, 1945) it is imperative that we examine the failures of nuclear deterrence as a security policy.  Oscar Arias and Jonathan Granoff suggest nuclear weapons play a minimal deterrence role in NATO and put forth a bold proposal of making preparations for the withdrawal of all U.S. nuclear warheads from Europe and Turkey as a preliminary step to opening negotiations with Russia. 

No more wars and a ban on nuclear weapons

If anything constructive comes from the disasters of Ukraine, it may be the turning up of the volume on the call for the abolition of war. As Rafael de la Rubia observes, “the real conflict is between the powers that use people and countries by manipulating, oppressing and pitting them against each other for profit and gain… The future will be without war or not at all.”

Mr. Guterres please go URGENTLY to Moscow and Kyiv

We call on all whom we can reach to send their own requests to Secretary-General Guterres to go to Moscow and Kyiv to establish an immediate ceasefire and advance serious peace talks sponsored by the UN, representing the world’s people who want and need peace.

Ukranian Pacifist Yurii Sheliazhenko on how to support the cause of peace

Yurii Sheliazhenko, Executive secretary of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement, illuminates the importance of peace education to overcome fear and hatred, embrace nonviolent solutions, and support the development of peace culture in Ukraine. He also examines the problem of a militarized global order and how a perspective of nonviolent global governance in a future world without armies and borders will help to deescalate Russia-Ukraine and East-West conflict threatening nuclear apocalypse.

End war, build peace

Ray Acheson argues that to confront the compounding crises in Ukraine, war and war profiteering must end, nuclear weapons must be abolished, and we must confront the world of war that has been deliberately constructed at the expense of peace, justice, and survival.

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