Wednesday, March 18, 2009


What's the largest environmental cleanup site in the world? It's located in the beautiful state of Washington at a place called Hanford, a former nuclear-weapons producing facility now known as the most contaminated nuclear site in the United States.

This single nuclear weapons production facility alone stores over 53 million gallons of waste in underground tanks, almost 40 percent of which has leaked into the ground and water supply. And this is just one site.

The production, storage and testing of nuclear weapons continues to leave a devastating footprint on the Earth.

Join the movement for a world free of nuclear weapons. We will keep you updated and alert you to critical moments when your action is most important.

For the sake of our environment and our national security, the United States must commit to reducing our nuclear-weapons stockpile and lead the way for other countries to do the same,.

For over 40 years, we have fought to reduce the dangers posed to our environment and our national security from nuclear weapons. As our environmental security and national security become increasingly intertwined, it is more important than ever to work toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

Join us and over 50,000 people who have called for a world free of nuclear weapons.

President Obama has been one of the most outspoken presidents to date on nuclear arms control. Under his leadership, we have a unique window of opportunity to make serious progress on reducing our nuclear weapons stockpile. It's up to all of us to make sure that we do.

Congress needs to know that Americans no longer feel safe with 10,000 nuclear weapons. The United States should ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which would bind the United States to refrain from all nuclear testing. We should make serious efforts to negotiate a follow-on treaty to START (a U.S.-Russia nuclear arms agreement that will soon expire) and take our nuclear arsenals down to 1,000 weapons as a first step toward total disarmament. We should show the world that the United States is a leader in nuclear non-proliferation, paving the way for other countries to do the same.

What we need is your support and you voice. Join us and the thousands of others who have called for a world free of nuclear weapons. Let President Obama know that the time is now.

A world free of nuclear weapons is a more livable world, one in which you and I and others around the globe deserve to live.

a small bright spot on the Hanford clean-up

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.