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Nuclear Weapons Are About to Become Illegal Under International Law
Nuclear Weapons Are About to Become Illegal Under International Law

Please join Back from the Brink and nuclear abolition activists throughout the world on January 22, 2021, for a day of action to celebrate the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons’ (TPNW) entry into force. This momentous occasion is what our colleagues at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), who are leading this historic effort, have called “ the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons.”

Atherton, CA Joins Back from the Brink
Atherton, CA Joins Back from the Brink

On November 18th, the city of Atherton, CA became the latest city to express their support for the Back from the Brink campaign, joining with nearly 50 other cities around the country in calling on the U.S. government to live up to its treaty obligations to work toward total nuclear abolition, and in the meantime, to embrace commonsense nuclear policies that will reduce the likelihood of a nuclear exchange.

Back from the Brink Included in APHA Policy Statement
Back from the Brink Included in APHA Policy Statement

  On October 24, the same day as the 50th Ratification of the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as well as the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the U.N., the American Public Health Association included language supportive of the Back from the...

U.N. Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty to Enter Into Force!
U.N. Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty to Enter Into Force!

Today, the nations of Honduras ratified the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), bringing the total number of ratifications to 50. At long last, nuclear weapons will be declared illegal!

Standing with Hibakusha: 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Standing with Hibakusha: 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Seventy-five years ago this week, the United States dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing roughly 214,000 people by the end of 1945, with more deaths and illnesses from radiation exposure in the years to come. Some survivors,...

Exciting Campaign Updates from Iowa and California
Exciting Campaign Updates from Iowa and California

Last week, Mayor Frank Cownie of Des Moines, Iowa signed a proclamation declaring June 22nd, 2020 “Back from the Brink: The Call to Prevent Nuclear War Day” in solidarity with our campaign. Mayor Cownie has demonstrated real leadership in speaking out against the...

A Time for Solidarity and Reflection
A Time for Solidarity and Reflection

We stand in solidarity with people throughout the world who are working to dismantle institutional and systemic racism in the United States. The recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd and the violent responses to protesters demand that we...

Converging Crises: Nuclear Weapons and COVID-19
Converging Crises: Nuclear Weapons and COVID-19

Below, we’ve collected a variety of articles and opinion pieces that discuss the links between nuclear weapons and the current COVID-19 pandemic. They also outline the commonsense policies that governments can adopt in order to prevent future crises, including nuclear...

Evanston, IL Becomes First City in Midwest to Join Back from the Brink
Evanston, IL Becomes First City in Midwest to Join Back from the Brink

On January 13th, Evanston, IL City Council voted unanimously to support the Back from the Brink campaign and to call on the U.S. government to take commonsense steps to reduce the likelihood of nuclear war.  This is the first city in the Midwest to join Back from the Brink, bringing the total number of city endorsements to 42.

Back from the Brink in the News
Back from the Brink in the News

In the past week, members within the Back from the Brink coalition have placed op-eds in three different papers, from coast to coast. The interest in these op-eds reflects the growing concern in this country about the real threats of nuclear war, but it also shows that citizens are ready to take action and demand saner nuclear policies.

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