Nuclear War Protest At White House

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Washington, DC – On Wednesday night groups including Global Zero, MoveOn.org, Win Without War, Ultraviolet, and CODEPINK: Women For Peace protested in front of the White House to stand against nuclear war.

Over the last 24 hours the situation with North Korea has erupted into a full-blown crisis. In response to reports about Kim Jong-un’s new nuclear capabilities, Trump promised to meet another threat with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Right now two inexperienced egomaniacs are facing off with nuclear weapons. Experts are calling this the Cuban Missile Crisis of our time.

The prospect of nuclear war is closer than ever. On the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, the demonstrators took a stand against the use of nuclear weapons and called for diplomacy to prevent against reckless escalation of the North Korea crisis.

They had a moment of silence in vigil for the Nagasaki atomic bombing.

This rally kicked off a 24-hour vigil for peace organized by CodePink.

  • Anti-Empire

    Good job.
    Even though I do not believe that Trump will do anything given that his first response (now unmentioned by the press) was to offer to talk to Kim and given that Tillerson has called for negotiations and promised no efforts at regime change.
    But it is wise to take no chances and make sure that Trump and his minions at the White House understand that they people are angry and scared at this – AND that going back to his original stance and expressing confidence in Tillerson would be extremely popular.

  • AlanMacDonald

    It’s a bit sad to see that now when the anti-war efforts, which had been sleeping for the last few decades and which Bernie Sanders never mentioned, are coming back to life, that the most likely outcome will be the ping ponging back and forth between anti-War protests, and all of the hundreds of issues of domestic protesting — like Wall Street looting, vast inequality, police violence against blacks BLM, oil pipelines, global warming, etc., etc., et al. will be fading off to the sidelines.

    BUT it doesn’t have to be that way if ‘we the American people’ just think as clearly as our forefathers did 242 years ago and realized that one singular, signal, and seminal meta-cause is behind all of our political, economic, social, domestic issues and the problems of wars abroad and violence and tyranny at home.

    In fact the lat4e great Jewish public intellectual, academic scholar, and ultimate ‘student of EMPIREs’, Hannah Arendt tried to warn her own German people that:

    “EMPIRE abroad entails tyranny at home”

    Hopefully, this time the protesting will focus more strategically and in a more focused, uniting, and solidarity of thought on the fact that a common narrative and focusing our power against the EMPIRE, tht has taken-over, captured, controls, and “Occupies” our former country as its nominal global HQ, and merely ‘poses’ as American can only be overcome and overthrown if at least 3% to 5% of the American people fire a; loud, public, focused, ‘in the streets’, sustained, but totally non-violent “Shout (not shot) heard round the world” to ignite an essential Patriotic and Peaceful “Political Revolution against EMPIRE” — in that the Disguised Global Capitalist EMPIRE is the proximate and actual cancerous CAUSE of all our major problems like Wars, Wall Street looting, Corporate control, racism, global warming, deceitful dual-party Vichy-political facade of faux democracy, lousy health care, etc., etc., etc.,

    It is only by focusing our people power against an Evil of Empire that effects all our “issues’, all our serious but subordinate ‘symptom problems, and our entire “ailing social order” [Zygmunt Bauman] that the people of America — and no other people can peacefully overcome the consummate Evil of EMPIRE in every aspects of our lives.

    Fortunately, our forefathers learned 242 years ago, it is never
    treasonous, and always patriotic, to ignite a “Revolution Against
    Empire” [Justin du Rivage's new book of the same title].

    To confront this first in the world; ‘effectively-disguised’, ‘truly-global’, and crony ‘capitalist-fueled’ EMPIRE which is only nominally HQed in, and merely
    ‘posing’ as, our former country — we modern American ‘subjects’ of this modern EMPIRE must “hang together or we will hang separately’.

  • Jon

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    Sorry, this video could not be played. This is what came up as I began to watch the video. Hmmm. NSA? CIA? Google?

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