Demand Zero: Because Words - Even Obama's - Must Mean Something

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Abby Zimet

Ahead of next week's G8 summit, a terrific new video featuring a slew of A-list Hollywood actors who simply echo a 2009 speech by President Obama calling for “a world without nuclear weapons.” From Global Zero, with a petition.

“Some argue that the spread of these weapons cannot be stopped, cannot be checked. Such fatalism is a deadly adversary.” - Robert De Niro/Matt Damon

d clearly and with conviction your commitment to seek a world without nuclear weapons. You asked for perseverance. You dared us to overcome our differences. You challenged us to ignore the voices that tell us the world cannot change. And you told us words must mean something.

We heard you.
 
On June 17-18, when you meet with President Putin on the side of the G8 Summit, we urge you to negotiate further cuts to the massive U.S.-Russian Cold War stockpiles and pave the way to bringing world leaders into the first international negotiations in history for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.

- See more at: http://www.globalzero.org/demand-zero/sign-the-petition#sthash.sWQUWznb....

 

You stated clearly and with conviction your commitment to seek a world without nuclear weapons. You asked for perseverance. You dared us to overcome our differences. You challenged us to ignore the voices that tell us the world cannot change. And you told us words must mean something. - See more at: http://www.globalzero.org/demand-zero/sign-the-petition#sthash.JohYjMVQ....

FOUR YEARS AGO IN PRAGUE,

You stated clearly and with conviction your commitment to seek a world without nuclear weapons. You asked for perseverance. You dared us to overcome our differences. You challenged us to ignore the voices that tell us the world cannot change. And you told us words must mean something.

We heard you.
 
On June 17-18, when you meet with President Putin on the side of the G8 Summit, we urge you to negotiate further cuts to the massive U.S.-Russian Cold War stockpiles and pave the way to bringing world leaders into the first international negotiations in history for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.

- See more at: http://www.globalzero.org/demand-zero/sign-the-petition#sthash.qf8tHoKd....

FOUR YEARS AGO IN PRAGUE,

You stated clearly and with conviction your commitment to seek a world without nuclear weapons. You asked for perseverance. You dared us to overcome our differences. You challenged us to ignore the voices that tell us the world cannot change. And you told us words must mean something.

We heard you.
 
On June 17-18, when you meet with President Putin on the side of the G8 Summit, we urge you to negotiate further cuts to the massive U.S.-Russian Cold War stockpiles and pave the way to bringing world leaders into the first international negotiations in history for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.

- See more at: http://www.globalzero.org/demand-zero/sign-the-petition#sthash.qf8tHoKd....

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