August 6, 2015, is the 70th anniversary of the horrific atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and then Nagasaki three days later. How close are we to a world free of nuclear weapons? And what can we do right now to make that goal a reality?
The historic Iran Nuclear Deal is very good news as it significantly reduces the risk of the emergence of a new nuclear weapons state in the Middle East. On the negative side, all 9 of the existing nuclear weapons states are modernizing their arsenals, with the United States and Russia significantly upgrading their capabilities. Even NATO is getting leaner, meaner versions of its tactical nukes.
The very survival of humanity requires that nuclear weapons are never used again, under any circumstances. Accordingly, in 2010 a unanimous motion in Parliament urged the Government of Canada to commit to a leadership role for nuclear disarmament.
With the 2015 federal election now underway, sign the petition to send a letter to the Leaders of the Federal Parties urging them to commit to taking decisive steps for nuclear disarmament.