Over the last three weeks, I’ve travelled more than 10,000 miles to meet FOR members and activists around the country. It has been an inspiration to meet with individuals and groups who are committed to a more peaceful and just world, and I am continually blessed to be a part of the FOR network.
As Winston Churchill once quipped “God so loved the world that he did not send a committee”.
On Monday, May 11th, Oliver Timmons died in his sleep. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. At the young age of 58, we all lost a tremendous human being.
In “Nuclear-weapon Non-prolifereation and Global Order” I outlined the framework of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the role of the Review Conferences. Here I will deal first with the evolution of the NPT Reviews and then turn to possible avenues for future action.
The Review Conference on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) started at the United Nations in New York on 27 April and is planned to run until 22 May. (In 1980, the Review had run three extra days in the hope of being able to reach consensus on an agreed “outcome document” in which it failed.
On May Day, Friday, May 1st, over 100 people took part in a powerful nonviolent direct action in Rochester, NY in solidarity with the citizens of Ferguson, Baltimore, New York City, and cities all over the nation.