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Abolition 2000: Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons. Abolition 2000 is a network of over 2000 organizations in more than 90 countries world wide working for a global treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons.
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. The Global Network is an international organization acting to keep space for peace against the growing trend of space weaponization.
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) aims to galvanize public and government support for multilateral negotiations on a Nuclear Weapons Convention without further delay. Such a treaty would outlaw the production, testing, possession and use of nuclear weapons, and establish the mechanisms needed to eliminate them within an agreed timeframe. To date, more than 200 organizations in 60 countries have joined the campaign, with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and Mayors for Peace among the first partners. Notable figures have also come on board as ICAN ambassadors — including the Dalai Lama, anti-apartheid leader Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize-winning anti-landmines advocate Jody Williams, jazz legend Herbie Hancock and cricket champion Ian Chappell. With their support, we have taken our message to new constituencies.
United for Peace and Justice. UFPJ is a coalition of more than 1400 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose the US government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building. It also has an ongoing Nuclear Disarmament Campaign.
Ways to stay active on your own:
1. Get informed so you can help raise awareness and educate others
A major hindrance activists face when trying to educate about the nuclear age is fear. But our role is to demystify nuclear weapons, to demonstrate that there are many realistic contributions that anyone can take to effect the change necessary to see an end to this industry. Becoming informed is the first step.
2. Engage your governmental representatives
Who represents you? Find out at our database of government representatives.
- Write to your representatives. Ask a specific question. Demand a response.
- Send information, research, testimony to your representatives.
- Organize a meeting with your representatives, listen to their opinion on nuclear issues, share yours.
- Organize follow up meetings on any number of topics.
- Organizing a successful demonstration involves many elements, including:
- Identifying the right time, place and coherent messages and analysis;
- Often, seeking a permit from public and police authorities;
- Advertising and networking, attracting as many people as possible;
- Filling your programme with a balance of serious, and up-beat entertaining elements;
- Writing a press release, following up and hopefully getting interviews and coverage in radio, print and TV media;
- If your action is an arrestable one, follow up legal support for those arrested will be necessary, so engaging legal support should be built into the planning process.
4. Engage your media, make your own media
- Notice the correspondents in the print, radio and tv media covering nuclear or foreign policy matters
- Build a data base of media contacts;
- Keep a select group of journalists, or your entire list, informed of your activities and analysis of events and developments in this field.