Salon duc Tape – The Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty – October 11th, 2019
Abandoning the quest for nuclear supremacy: an idea whose time has come
The United Nations overwhelmingly passed a Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty in 2017. The United States has not yet signed on to this treaty. The U.S. has also recently opted out of the Intermediate Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty with Russia and is actively testing new nuclear delivery systems. Nuclear first strike is on the table again and the people in power here and elsewhere are once more putting the lives of people across the planet at risk in the pursuit of nuclear supremacy.
At the salon on Friday, October 11th, four speakers from the Dan Lyons Northern Colorado Chapter of Veterans For Peace will lead a discussion exploring how our community can exert pressure on the U.S. government to give up the quest for nuclear supremacy and cooperate with other nations to comply with the United Nations mandate. Paul Gessler is a poet and the founder of the Dan Lyons Chapter; Norm Illsley is a WWII veteran and acting chapter president; Dick Heyman is a writer and Navy veteran, and Ken Tharp is a member of the United Nations Association and longtime peace activist. Veterans For Peace has been actively exposing the costs of war and militarism since 1985. Please come and participate in the discussion!
Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by the Fort Collins Community Action Network (FCCAN) meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. at the FoCo Café, which is located at 225 Maple Street. Light refreshments will be available. The formal program will begin at 7:10. For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 419-8944.