By World BEYOND War, March 31, 2022
Join the Divest Philly from the War Machine Coalition, CODEPINK, Peace Action, World BEYOND War, Philadelphia Green Party, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) US for this webinar on “Abolishing Nuclear Weapons Globally & Locally.”
Locally, nationally, and internationally, we’re part of a global movement to divest from and abolish nuclear weapons. January 2022 marked the 1-year anniversary of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entering into force. Our program began with Cherrill Spencer of the WILPF Disarm/End Wars Committee giving a background on the treaty and its current status. How are countries responding to the treaty entering into force and how does the treaty help advance our goals to abolish nuclear weapons? Following Cherrill, we heard from Shea Leibow of CODEPINK and Greta Zarro of World BEYOND War about the Divest from the War Machine Coalition and the success of local divestment campaigns across the country to cut public and private investments from nuclear weapons and military contractors. Then looked locally at the Divest Philly from the War Machine campaign in Philadelphia and heard from David Gibson of Peace Action about the campaign’s progress towards divesting the city’s pension fund from nukes.
At 93, I feel out of the action so news of others taking action cheers me. Blessings,