ACTION ALERT: Defuse Nuclear War on June 12

June 7th, 2022 - by Norman Solomon / RootsAction Education Fund


Defuse Nuclear War — 150 Minutes on June 12

Norman Solomon / RootsAction Education Fund

(June 5, 2022) — With a focus on the current terrible dangers of nuclear war and the imperative of taking action to reduce them, the Defuse Nuclear War live stream will mark the 40th anniversary of when a million people gathered in Central Park for nuclear disarmament on June 12, 1982. This online event will serve as a catalyst for grassroots organizing. This two-and-a-half-hour event begins Sunday, June 12, at 4pm Eastern / 3pm Central / 2pm Rocky Mountain / 1pm Pacific.

Several dozen peace, disarmament and social justice organizations are co-sponsoring this event, which is sponsored by the RootsAction Education Fund.

The site is now live, and whatever you can do to share the link to it would be all to the good.

We’ll hear presentations from a wide range of speakers including:
Hanieh Jodat Barnes,
Medea Benjamin,
Jerry Brown,
Leslie Cagan,
Mandy Carter,
Emma Claire Foley,
Pastor Michael McBride,
Khury Petersen-Smith,
David Swanson,
Katrina vanden Heuvel and
India Walton.

Director/producer Jeff Daniels will speak and present excerpts from his documentary Television Event about huge impacts of the 1983 TV film The Day After. We will also see the world premiere of a video featuring Daniel Ellsberg on “defusing the threat of nuclear war,” produced by Oscar-nominated director Judith Ehrlich.

Listen: Talk World Radio: Norman Solomon on Defusing Nuclear War

Register: Please share this link for individuals to register.

Co-sponsoring Organizations (as of June 3)
World BEYOND War
People for Bernie
Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament
Veterans For Peace Chapter 113 Hawaii
Parallax Perspectives
L.I.Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Environmentalists Against War
Food Not Bombs
Metta Center for Nonviolence
MA Peace Action
Code Pink Osaka
Casa Baltimore Limay
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Az Chapter
Peace Action Maine
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Family Mediation Center, Inc.
PSR Arizona
North Texas Peace Advocates
Tom Neilson Music
Peace Education Center
Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 34
Veterans for Peace Madison Wisconsin CH 25
Progressive Democrats of America
Physicians for Social Responsibility AZ Chapter
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom US section
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
Pax Christi USA
Women Against Military Madness
Veterans For Peace, Climate Crisis and Militarism Project
Global Exchange
Veterans For Peace Linus Pauling Chapter 132
Historians for Peace and Democracy
Peace Action of San Mateo County
Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation
Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center
Appalachian Peace Education Center (APEC)
Western States Legal Foundation
United for Peace and Justice
Blue America
American Committee for US-Russia Accord
Triple Justice
Feel The Bern San Fernando Valley Democratic club
LEPOCO Peace Center (Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern)Individual
The Nuclear Resister
Basel Peace Office
Youth Fusion
Chicago Area Peace Action
Demand Progress
CODEPINK Golden Gate Chapter
Backbone Campaign
No More Bombs
Cape Downwinders
Beyond Nuclear
Dallas Peace and Justice Center
Ohio Nuclear Free Network
PSR Arizona
Peace Action of San Mateo County
Earth Care
North Carolina Physicians for Social Responsibility
Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin
The Nuclear Resister
Center on Conscience and War
Women Transforming Our Nuclear Legacy

ACTION: If you know of groups that aren’t on the list and might want to sign on as a co-sponsor, please share this link with them.