[pjw] INFO: Stop US threats of war on North Korea (Nat'l Priorities Project 8/9)
Peace and Justice Works
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Wed Aug 9 12:09:02 EDT 2017
While I'm hoping some of you will brave the 90 degree heat to join us at
the Hiroshima/ Nagasaki memorial this afternoon at the waterfront
I think everyone should be considering ways to condemn the way America is
handling the situation with North Korea. Rather than de-escalate,
President Trump-- who made a lot of the US' invasion of Iraq being based
on lies-- is threatening what sounds like nuclear annihilation on the
Korean Peninsula. (Never mind what that would do to the US troops and
civilians on both sides of the border, much less the retaliation that
Below is an action piece from the National Priorities Project addressing
this (most recent) crisis.
peace and justice works
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Dear President Trump. "Fire and Fury:" Never Again
By Lindsay Koshgarian
Posted: Aug. 9, 2017 | Military & Security
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Americans should "sleep well at
night" after President Trump's threat to rain "fire and fury like the
world has never seen" on North Korea.
But his reassurances ring empty.
The president's deeply disturbing tendency to glorify war has no place
in determining our country's use of nuclear weapons. The first, and
only, use of nuclear weapons on human beings was 72 years ago this
week. We can't do it again.
It's up to us to make sure that the president's words never become
reality. Here are three goals we must work toward to make sure that
1. No new nuclear weapons programs. We must defeat proposals to spend
$1 trillion "modernizing" the United States' nuclear weapons.
2. No first use. Members of Congress have introduced legislation that
would make it illegal for a president to order a first strike with
nuclear weapons without a declaration of war by Congress. (The
president could still respond to a nuclear attack). No president should
have the unilateral ability to launch a first nuclear strike.
3. Double down on diplomacy. From talks to sanctions, the United States
and its allies can continue to use proven, time-tested non-military
options to deal with North Korea. We must protect the United States'
diplomatic assets - by protecting the integrity and funding of the
The tumultuous events in Congress this summer have shown us that our
voices do make a difference. The time to speak is now.
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