Monday, August 9, 2010

Demand Zero

Ground Zero, Nagasaki

Take Part: Demand Zero
Countdown to Zero [movie trailer here] traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possess nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident. Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker (Devil's Playground, Blindsight)... the film was produced by Academy Award winner and 2009 nominee Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds, An Inconvenient Truth) and developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, together with World Security Institute.

Global Zero: A world without nuclear weapons
The International Global Zero movement launched in December 2008 includes more than 200 political, military, business, faith and civic leaders -- and hundreds of thousands of citizens -- working for the phased, verified elimination of all nuclear weapons worldwide. Global Zero members believe that the only way to eliminate the nuclear threat -- including proliferation and nuclear terrorism -- is to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, secure all nuclear materials and eliminate all nuclear weapons: global zero. The International Global Zero Commission of 23 political and military leaders has developed a practical step-by-step plan (.pdf) -- backed by hundreds of former heads-of-state, foreign ministers, national security advisers and military commanders -- to achieve this goal over the next two decades.
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