|Join us on Saturday, August 6th at 11am for a demonstration to commemorate the 77 year anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Stand with us on the corner of Broadway and Canyon with signs and banners calling for an end to nuclear weapons, and calling on the Boulder City Council to endorse the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
This August 6th and 9th mark the anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Across the world, and in our own nation and state, communities continue to bear the scars of nuclear weapons use and development. Here in Colorado, the landscape still bears the memory of Rocky Flats, which produced 70,000 plutonium pits for nuclear weapons. There have been too many times, despite reassurance from our leaders that these weapons are only here to protect and keep order, that nuclear armed states have been prepared to use these weapons, and war has been averted only at the last minute. The current and ongoing crisis over Ukraine shows that the looming threat of nuclear war is still a very real, and very terrifying possibility.
However, there is still cause for hope. In January of last year, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force at the United Nations, establishing in international law a ban on nuclear weapons. Although the Treaty is now officially written into international law, the Treaty does not legally apply to the United States, because we have not signed or ratified it. But that makes it all the more important for governments within the US to endorse this treaty, to create the pressure necessary to usher in a new paradigm free of the threat of nuclear annihilation. Here in the United States, over 60 state and local governments, including Denver, have passed resolutions in support of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Join us as we call on Boulder to pass a declaration in support of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty!