Gensuikyo, the Japan Council against A & H Bombs, is one of the world's leading organizations advocating the complete abolition of nuclear weapons. On the eve of the 2010 NPT Review Conference, Gensuikyo delivered seven million petition signatures urging abolition. They had launched a new signature campaign which AFSC and many other organizations have endorsed and are supporting. Please sign: http://www.antiatom.org/sig-press.
At the culmination of the 11th Nobel Peace Laureates Summit a group of attendees met and agreed on this statement. It was read by Jody Williams in a well attended ceremony in the Hiroshima Peace Park. Other Nobel Laureates, and Hiroshima Mayor Akiba addressed the gathering.
Signers include the American Friends Service Committee, Mikhail Gorbachev, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, the Dalai Lama, Shirin Ebadi, F. W. de Klerk, Jody Williams, the International Peace Bureau, and others.
While the U.S. marked Veterans Day, the AFSC’s delegation to this week’s Nobel Peace Laureates Summit observed Armistice Day, the holiday’s original designation, by meeting with Hiroshima’s Mayor, several fellow/sister laureates, and joining other peace advocates in Hiroshima, Japan.
Friday, November 19, 2010 (All day) - Sunday, November 21, 2010 (All day)
The NATO heads of state, including President Obama, will meet in Lisbon to promulgate a new NATO doctrine for the nuclear and increasingly global alliance. Leading European and other peace advocates will gather for a counter-summit conference that will be live streamed on the web: www.no-to-nato.org.
Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivor Junko Kayashige holds picture of her 1945 family
Humans and nuclear weapons cannot co-exist.
This start judgment begins an opinion article by the AFSC's Shan Cretin and Joseph Gerson on the urgency for action by President Obama and the U.S. Senate, on the occasion of the 11th Annual Nobel Peace Laureates Summit next month in Hiroshima Japan.
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