Nuclear Security

The nuclear weapons danger is real and growing: nuclear terrorism, proliferation, and thousands of weapons still on hair-trigger alert in the United States and Russia. Fortunately, there are opportunities to eliminate this threat.

 
 
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Back from the brink Campaign

PSR Wisconsin in partnership with the Ecumenical Peace Working Group, Progressive Dane, Four Lakes Green Party, 350.org, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is launching a campaign calling on Madison to support a “Back from the Brink” resolution. The resolution endorses the 2017 United Nations ban of nuclear weapons, calls for specific steps to prevent nuclear war, and a commitment to nuclear weapons-free contracts and investments.

 
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Lanterns for peace

2019 will mark 74 years since the U.S. bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan. To remember those who have died in war and to reflect on a peaceful, nuclear weapons-free world, PSR Wisconsin organizes the annual Lanterns for Peace commemoration in Madison, Wisconsin during the first week of August.  At this family-friendly event, we make illuminated lanterns and affirm a more peaceful, nuclear weapons-free world. 

Save the date for this event on August 6th, 2019!

 
Photo Source:  ICAN

Photo Source: ICAN

TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

On July 7, 2017, the U.N. adopted the first-ever treaty imposing a comprehensive prohibition against nuclear weapons; more than 120 nations were in support. Inspired by past efforts that led to bans on land mines and cluster bombs, the treaty—negotiated without the nine nuclear-armed countries—reframes nuclear disarmament as a global health imperative and provides a vision for a nuclear weapons-free world.