Abolition 2000 – Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons

The Abolition 2000 Coordinating Committee invites you to join an international webinar Thursday, 17 January, 2019: 10 – 11:30 am California; 1 – 2:30 pm New York; 6 – 7:30 pm UK; 7 – 8:30 pm Central Europe.

Presenters from the U.S., Russia, Germany and the UK will discuss the history and significance of the INF Treaty and the importance of working to preserve it.  Click here to register.

Dear friends,

On October 20, 2018, U.S. President Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stated that the US will suspend implementation of the treaty in early February

The INF Treaty is an historic agreement reached in 1987 between the United States and the Soviet Union to eliminate all of their nuclear and conventional ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometres, and to utilize extensive on-site inspections for verification of the agreement.

If the Treaty is dissolved, it opens the door for nuclear-armed missiles returning to Europe, and could further stimulate the current nuclear arms race.

Join this webinar to learn more about the INF Treaty, the risks if we lose it, and what civil society can do to protect the Treaty and prevent the development and deployment of new nuclear weapons.

Expert speakers:
* Andrew Lichterman (USA), Western States Legal Foundation
* Regina Hagen (Germany), Abolition 2000 Germany Section
* Dave Webb (UK), Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
* Pavel Podvig (Russia), United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

Thursday, 17 January, 2019:
10 – 11:30 am California;
1 – 2:30 pm New York;
6 – 7:30 pm UK;
7 – 8:30 pm Central Europe
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Click here to register

Contact: Jackie Cabasso wslf@earthlink.net

Additional reading:
Renew Nuclear Arms Control, Don’t Destroy It. By Andrew Lichterman and John Burroughs. http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/01/renew-nuclear-arms-control-dont-destroy/

Parliamentary action to preserve the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. http://www.pnnd.org/article/parliamentary-action-preserve-intermediate-nuclear-forces-inf-treaty

Take action:
U.S. citizens: Tell Congress to Save the INF Treaty

Basel Appeal on Disarmament and Sustainable Security: An Open Letter on the INF & START treaties, nuclear risk-reduction and disarmament measures to preserve peace and achieve sustainable security, January 15, 2019.