On June 2, 2012 thousands of campaigners will demand the immediate start of negotiations for a ban on nuclear weapons. This global day of action, under the banner of The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a global campaign active in more than 60 countries, will draw attention to the catastrophic human impact of nuclear weapons and call for governments to work together to negotiate a comprehensive treaty banning these weapons. Different actions are taking place around the world.
- In Norway thousands of people will gather for a free-style competition.
- In Sweden a new hub of ICAN will be launched during a big party organized by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom,Vårsyndromet and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.
- In Bahrain the newly established ICAN hub will launch an educational programme to involve students in the worldwide nuclear abolition efforts.
- In Israel the Israeli Disarmament Movement, will organize a march demonstrating against nuclear spending and the modernization of nuclear weapons.
- In the Netherlands university lectures, action at nuclear weapons producers, a bicycle tour and a video are part of a week of activities.
- In Nigeria a forum organized by Churches in Action for Peace and Development will bring together 25 church leaders who will present a statement to the House of Assembly and start the active participation of religious congregations in our campaign.
- In Australia a Bombs No More art action will take place, involving the transformation of nuclear bomb images into something peaceful.
- In Mexico, the Czech Republic and Italy social media actions will be organized around the video that ICAN produced to raise awareness on the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons.
Read more at: http://www.nuclearabolition.org/