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January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King 2021 action at Lockheed Marti

Filed under: Peace,Politics — admin @ 8:43 am

I participated in the Martin Luther King demonstration and celebration at Lockheed Martin today. We peacefully demonstrated against the world’s largest war profiteer and nuclear weapons’ systems contractor. We celebrated that this Friday the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will become international law. In accord with the U.N. Charter (to which we are signatories), the treaty having received ratification by at least fifty U.N. member countries, the manufacture, possession, or use of nuclear weapons is prohibited. The major holdouts are, not too surprisingly, the current nuclear weapon countries. We hope to change that, but there is an immediate gain by this treaty. Countries that have ratified the treaty have agreed not to manufacture, trade, possess or allow into their country any nuclear weapons. It is a major step toward world peace when countries that have been historic enemies of one another mutually agree that they will not develop or possess nuclear weapons. Nuclear proliferation is restricted. Manufacturing and placing nuclear materials will be more difficult. Countries have hereby agreed not to allow any nuclear weapons onto their territory, so armed ships of the nuclear powers cannot make port there. The treaty includes strong procedures for inspection to insure compliance by the treaty signatories. This treaty has been years in its development and will enter into force this Friday, January 22.

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  1. For Freedom School at Villanova in two weeks, I will be back in the (ZOOM) classroom with a program/discussion concerning King’s powerful Riverside Church address, delivered exactly one year before his assassination. I have led this program before, but this will be my first experience in leading the class via ZOOM. I’m looking forward to it.

    Comment by admin — January 19, 2021 @ 12:50 pm

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