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65th Anniversary of Trinity Nuclear Test: Time to Retire Nukes

16 Jul

Time to Retire Nuclear Weapons on 65th Anniversary of Trinity Test

Today, July 16, 2010 marks the 65th anniversary of the first explosion of a nuclear bomb code-named “Trinity”  in Alamogordo, New Mexico. As the Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) claims in their letter to the public:

Today- July 16, 2010 marks the 65th anniversary of  the first nuclear weapon explosion – named “Trinity”. Some have noted that, as age 65 is the traditional “retirement” date, now is the time for us to seriously work towards retirement for nuclear weapons.

Trinity Nuclear Test, Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 16, 1945

Our Common Humanity

In an interconnected world, there is no need to have nuclear weapons. These weapons make us less secure.

David Krieger, President of the The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, sent a message urging all people around the world to come to their senses and abolish these horrible weapons that threaten all life on this planet:

On this 65th anniversary of embarking on the Journey of Death, we must change course and move back from the nuclear precipice. The weapons are illegal, immoral, undemocratic and militarily unnecessary. The surest way to bring them under control is by negotiating a new treaty, a Nuclear Weapons Convention, for the phased, verifiable, irreversible and transparent elimination of nuclear weapons.

The United States led the world into the Nuclear Age. President Obama has pointed out that the country also has a moral responsibility to lead the way out. This can be done, but not with a citizenry that is ignorant, apathetic and in denial. Sixty-five years on the Journey of Death is long enough. It is past time for citizens to awaken and become engaged in this issue as if their future depended upon it, as it does.

Resources on the Nuclear Threat and Reasons for Abolition


Nuclear Age Peace Foundation


Countdown to Zero – Official Trailer

Citizen Responsibility

Human security is a right.

In an interconnected world, each person has a voice. We each can educate ourselves, our families, our friends, our communities and our representatives to the truth about the fact that nuclear weapons make us all less safe.

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