A message from Gem Romould of ICAN:
Hi all, please join the Hiroshima Day Thunderclap! It needs 100 people to work, it will disseminate Scott Ludlam’s petition to Julie Bishop via Twitter and/or Facebook, demanding Australia’s support for a ban on nuclear weapons. Marking 71 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6 and 9 respectively)…
Seventy-one years ago, the city of Hiroshima was destroyed by a US atomic bomb. Three days later, Nagasaki suffered the same devastation.
There are still 15,400 nuclear weapons in the hands of nine countries, threatening our existence every day. Nuclear weapons do not enhance our security, they undermine it.
A majority of nations are ready to change the game by negotiating a new legal instrument to outlaw nuclear weapons, in light of their catastrophic humanitarian impacts. This would place the weapon on the same footing as landmines, cluster munitions, chemical and biological weapons, which have all been banned by international treaty.
As progress continues towards this goal, we are urging the Australian Government to join the global majority of nations and support a ban. Please sign Senator Scott Ludlam’s petition to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to let her know that we expect nothing less.
A ban on nuclear weapons is necessary, effective and imminent. Join the call.