Theater Three Collaborative presents Other Than We, a cli-fi fable, written & directed by Karen Malpede.
For decades, people have been fighting against nuclear weapons. In 2010 states began to formally recognize that nuclear weapons pose an unacceptable humanitarian risk. In 2017, negotiations for a ban treaty began. On July 7th 2017, the UN adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. See the status of the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons signature and ratification.
Diplomacy, Persistence and People Power Got Us the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Here are 5 things you can do to help achieve it’s goals:
- Rally a strong movement
- Tell the stories of survivors of nuclear use and testing
- Pressure your reps to support the #NuclearBan
- Shame and isolate countries that have or endorse nuclear weapons
- Stop investments in nuclear weapons
Learn more about the ICAN Cities Appeal – #ICANSAVE My City. Many cities in the US have joined ICAN cities Appeal and passed resolutions supporting the Nuclear Ban Treaty.
City Council Member Daniel Dromm introduced a package of legislation on nuclear weapons — both a resolution (Res. No. 976) to divest the pension funds of public employees in NYC from financial institutions that invest in the production of nuclear weapons, and a law (Int. No. 1621). Find your council member and encourage them to co-sponsor.
More information on this legislation is available here.
Kashmir, the world’s most densely militarized region, desperately needs your attention.
Genocide Watch has released an official alert over Kashmir. Indian Security forces are currently occupying the region as the Indian government revokes Article 370 and attempts to dissolve the autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir.
An internet and communications blackout has been imposed. Tourists and non-Muslims have been evacuated.
Global public opinion is important. Let’s not remain silent! You can help by spreading the word and taking action NOW.
Click here for background and to inform yourself about Kashmir.
Sign this petition initiated by Majlis Ash-Shura of New York (Islamic Leadership Council of New York)
Help to convince the UN Security Council to end the blockade and occupation by signing the Change.org petition.
You can also sign this petition by Code Pink.
If you’re a physician or scientist, please consider signing this letter to the editorial boards of The Lancet and The British Medical Journal expressing thanks for their giving voice to serious concerns regarding the dire health consequences and humanitarian crises that will occur due to India’s siege of Kashmir.
Check out other resources and actions on this flyer from Sound Vision.
Sign this global petition to dismiss all charges against the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 (KBP7). They face 25 years in prison for exposing illegal and immoral nuclear weapons that threaten all life on Earth. The seven nonviolently and symbolically disarmed the Trident nuclear submarine base at Kings Bay, GA on April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. See more on Facebook.
A Peace Gathering on August 5 commemorated the 74th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 74 years have passed since the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is estimated that the bombs have killed 210,000 citizens by the end of 1945 and, over the years, have ruined the health of many of the survivors. To honor the memory of those who were killed by the atomic bombings, a coalition of citizens and peace activists gathered in front of the Japan Consulate General in New York. The coalition’s conviction is that nuclear weapons must never be used again against any nation under any circumstances. The message of peace from Hibakusha to the people of the world is an appeal for all to realize a world free of nuclear weapons.
Click here for photos of the event, and for open letter to the people of Japan, signed by Brooklyn For Peace and many other peace organizations and concerned citizens.
If you see ICE agents in their neighborhood, you can contact the ActionNYC hotline by calling 311 and saying “ActionNYC.” Or email email@example.com.If you see ICE activity in Sunset Park, please also text Sunset Park organizers at 312-608-1265. They will investigate and deploy rapid response teams.A WARNING FROM THE NY Immigration Coalition: Don’t share “ICE sightings” on social media that are not verified. False reports both make organizers’ job harder, and helps the Trump agenda of spreading panic. You don’t want to create panic. The ACLU has published a “Know Your Rights” article on Immigrants’ Rights. If you are not an immigrant, please read to inform yourself as a proactive ally here. We must keep each other safe!