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    Vigil at N8 Nuclear Missile Silo in Colorado

    On Oct. 7 about 50 hopeful persons gathered about 2 hours north of Denver at this silo that has a nuclear weapon tipped missile. They sang and prayed. They were pleased that the Nobel Peace Prize went to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons for their success in getting a UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The US and Russia have about 1,800 such missiles set at launch-on-warning. There are 49 such missiles in Colorado and another 401 in Wyoming, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Montana.




    Nobel Prize Goes to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

    Over 135 countries agreed at the UN to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Two nuns, Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte, spoke here in Colorado recently about how young people worked very hard this year at the UN to form a coalition to produce a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Once 50 countries have ratified the treaty, it will become law. Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Jody Williams, Ai Weiwei, Herbie Hancock, and Martin Sheen all support the treaty. Countries that have nuclear weapons refused to participate in drafting the language of the treaty. The nuns had earlier served sentences for pouring their blood on top of the cover of a nuclear armed missile silo in Colorado. http://www.icanw.org You can ask banks to divest from nuclear weapons companies. LIST of companies involved in nuclear weapons


    13 Tons of Plutonium Sit at SC Savannah River Site

    http://www.postandcourier.com/news/south-carolina-attorney-general-sues-federal-government-over-plutonium-at/article_6c748d84-7c48-11e7-a766-c794f1f45b13.html The US and Russia both committed to each clean up 34 tons of weapons grade plutonium. This need to be safeguarded and prevented from getting into circulation, both because it only takes a few pounds to make a bomb and also because it is deadly, and so needs to be safely stored and secured.

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    Nukes -Dangerous, Expensive, & Cause Weapons Proliferation

    Jim Green of Friends of the Earth writes in Counterpunch on the 6 year anniversary of Fukashima that the nuke business is sick and dying. http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/14/terminal-decline-fukushima-and-the-deepening-crisis-of-nuclear-energy (photo from the environmental justice atlas)