Humanity is at a crossroads. Either we watch in a stupor as climate change accelerates, nuclear weapons are "improved", and wars spiral out of control—tempting the use of nuclear weapons, OR, "We the People of the World" take action to change things. These growing threats to a healthy planet and to human well-being urge us to mobilize and take action.
Sunday, September 21, the International Day of Peace, is such an opportunity with events planned around the world. A huge rally is being organized for New York City on that day. It will call on the heads of state gathering for UN talks on climate change to take serious, decisive action before it is too late—before a catastrophe is inevitable no matter what we do. There will also be events on the preceding days (Friday and Saturday) focused on the need to abolish nuclear weapons, reduce dependence on nuclear power, cut military spending worldwide, and support environmental protection everywhere. As of July 20, there were already 550 co-sponsoring organizations.
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This Month's Action
Come to NYC with your friends; help gather others. Get info atwww.peoplesclimate.org. Buses and trains are being organized. Letters to the editor of your local paper are excellent ways to get the news out, as is the use of social media. If you can’t come to NYC, organize or participate in some way where you live on Sunday, September 21—the International Day of Peace. Why are we doing this? Just look at some enthusiastic three-year-olds and think of their tomorrows.
Photo credit: Anemone, Ron Wolf