A new group of superheroes is setting out to save the world. Think the Justice League with less spandex.
The Global Zero Blog
Five months into the Donald Trump presidency and the word “wow” seems to have lost all meaning. The past eight days, especially, have offered a slew of crises that continue to demonstrate the ineptitude of the U.S. Commander-in-Chief.
Another day of organizing, movement building, and saving the world!
“India won’t mess with us because we have nukes.”
“The only reason Pakistan still remains as a sovereign country is because Pakistan has nukes”
“If a country threatens us, we’ll bomb them.”
Last week, President Trump released his proposed federal budget, essentially laying out his vision of American priorities. He wants to invest more money for weapons of mass destruction (aka nuclear weapons) at the expense of education, diplomacy, public health, and the environment.
I understand the need for survival and the Darwinian urge to fight. However, from the chapters of history to modern day violence between India and Pakistan sometimes all I can see is hatred and a glimpse of a dark future. But on Sunday, surrounded by 51 new activists determined to change the world, I felt hope.
We believe that social power, gathering groups of people around issues, and working to sway public opinion will be the most effective way toward a nuclear weapon-free world over the next four years.
Nuclear weapons and the waste they produce are a major health threat. Bombs don't need to drop to be deadly. t.co/0NmejR9XAK
North Korea's nuclear tests show incremental progress towards a thermonuclear device. Mmm, that's not great news. t.co/OZdqnPIGnC
Tell Russia they can't violate a treaty by violating that same treaty? Sounds logical. t.co/CQsBTpJr5b