'Eight Minutes That Can Help Change the World'

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Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
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Steven Crandell, 805 965-3443, scrandell@napf.org

'Eight Minutes That Can Help Change the World'

WASHINGTON - The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is releasing a new DVD
that aims to grow public awareness and involvement in the movement to eliminate
nuclear weapons.

Watch it
here:   http://www.wagingpeace.org/

Called "U.S. Leadership for a Nuclear
Weapons-Free World,"
the 8-minute educational video
shows how the US
and the world will benefit by moving beyond nuclear weapons. It follows
"Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future," the Foundation's
first DVD. More than 5,000 copies have been distributed of this first DVD with
another 5,000 plus views on the Internet

The release, which features President Obama, comes at a time of great
opportunity for progress toward nuclear disarmament.  In April, speaking
in Prague,
President Obama laid out the goal in direct language:

"Today, I
state clearly and with conviction America's commitment to seek the
peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons."

Key points about the new DVD, "U.S. Leadership for a Nuclear
Weapons-Free World"

  • The DVD can be pre-ordered
    now
    , with a projected release date of July 20, 2009.
  • On the DVD, people
    will also be able to view a
    Spanish-language version
    as well as the first video
    "Nuclear Weapons and the Human Future"
  • The free DVD will be
    one of the key tools used by the Foundation's volunteer
    peace leaders
    around the United States and the world
    - with these peace leaders showing the DVD in their own communities
    to inform and motivate their family, friends, neighbors and work
    colleagues.
  • "U.S.
    Leadership for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World" was edited entirely by
    a volunteer peace leader, Ivan VanWingerden, a university student at Cal
    Poly in San Luis Obispo

"Political will and US leadership have been the most
significant missing elements for achieving a world free of nuclear
weapons," writes Dr.
David Krieger
, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and a
campaigner for nuclear weapons abolition for 27 years.  "Now that
these elements are in place, we may be surprised by how quickly the planning
and implementation process can proceed toward the total global elimination of
these unconscionable weapons."

Earlier this year, Dr. Krieger led a delegation to Washington, DC
to present a petition to the White House seeking new leadership for a world
free of nuclear weapons. The special
appeal
was signed by 70,000 people and 100 organizations.

"[President Obama] has taken us a
third of the way to the goal by articulating this vision.  Now a more
detailed plan must be formulated and the plan must be implemented,"
writes Dr. Krieger.

The
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation wants to help bring such a plan, based on this new
U.S.
policy, to fruition. The Foundation wants to use its extensive educational resources  (www.wagingpeace.org and www.nuclearfiles.org ) to create strong
grassroots support for the goal we share with President Obama. See our Action
Plan 2009-2010
.

The
Foundation believes that sensible nuclear disarmament -- multilateral, phased,
irreversible, verifiable and transparent -- is an essential part of ensuring
the future viability of our precious planet Earth.

Anyone
who supports the goal of a world free of nuclear weapons can join the
Foundation at  http://www.wagingpeace.org/
 Membership is free.

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The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, and to inspire and empower a new generation of peace leaders. Founded in 1982, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan international education and advocacy organization. It has consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is recognized by the UN as a Peace Messenger Organization.

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