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Nuclear Abolition Movement Steps Up Efforts in Wake of New START Treaty

Weeks after the signing of the cautious US-Russia START Treaty, the antinuclear movement has ratcheted up efforts to push for more rigorous steps toward a nuclear-free world.

On the eve of next week’s Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, 1,000 leading peace, justice and environmental activists and scholars from communities across the United States and more than 20 nations will gather for an international conference on April 30 and May 1 in New York City. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be among the participants.

Post conference, the network will hold a rally and march in Manhattan, and will then present millions of petition signatures to the NPT Review Conference, urging it to begin negotiations as soon as possible to eliminate the world’s nuclear arsenals.

Read the whole story at truthout.org Nuclear Abolition Movement Steps Up Efforts in Wake of New START Treaty

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