Tuesday, 23 June 2009 19:00
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The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is releasing a new DVD that aims to grow public awareness and involvement in the movement to eliminate nuclear weapons.
Called “U.S. Leadership for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World,” the 8-minute educational video shows how the US and the world will benefit by moving beyond nuclear weapons. It follows “Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future,” the Foundation’s first DVD. More than 5,000 copies have been distributed of this first DVD with another 5,000 plus views on the Internet.
The release, which features President Obama, comes at a time of great opportunity for progress toward nuclear disarmament. In April, speaking in Prague, President Obama laid out the goal in direct language; “Today, I state clearly and with conviction America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.”
“Political will and US leadership have been the most significant missing elements for achieving a world free of nuclear weapons,” writes Dr. David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and a campaigner for nuclear weapons abolition for 27 years. “Now that these elements are in place, we may be surprised by how quickly the planning and implementation process can proceed toward the total global elimination of these unconscionable weapons.”
Earlier this year, Dr. Krieger led a delegation to Washington, DC to present a petition to the White House seeking new leadership for a world free of nuclear weapons. The special appeal was signed by 70,000 people and 100 organizations.
“[President Obama] has taken us a third of the way to the goal by articulating this vision. Now a more detailed plan must be formulated and the plan must be implemented,” writes Dr. Krieger.
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation wants to help bring such a plan, based on this new U.S. policy, to fruition.
The Foundation believes that sensible nuclear disarmament - multilateral, phased, irreversible, verifiable and transparent - is an essential part of ensuring the future viability of our precious planet Earth.
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, and to inspire and empower a new generation of peace leaders. Founded in 1982, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan international education and advocacy organization. It has consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is recognized by the UN as a Peace Messenger Organization.