War Abolition Walk and Picket: IN THE NEWS!

(Also covered in depth by Democracy Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ8DO57DSbI )

Channel 3000 | October 14, 2022
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MADISON, Wis. — Veterans for Peace and local constituents took part in a demonstration in Madison Friday calling on lawmakers to reduce the dangers of nuclear war.

Sunday marks the 60th anniversary of the start of the Cuban Missile Crisis, widely regarded as the closest the world has come to nuclear war until this year due to the war in Ukraine.

Protesters said not enough is being done to de-escalate tensions between nuclear superpowers.

“I just think it’s important to build a movement, an anti-war nuclear movement in times like this when, in my opinion, it seems largely absent from the national stage in the past couple months,” demonstrator Adam Schendel said.

The group is also asking local elected officials to halt plans to bring nuclear-capable F-35 warplanes to Madison.

The protest was one of several around the country Friday as part of the growing Defuse Nuclear War campaign.

See photos from the event!

Halt plans to bring nuclear-capable F-35 war planes to Madison ~
act for our climate ~ tell Congress to prevent nuclear war.
Defuse Nuclear War is a national campaign to prevent nuclear war in this perilous time.   In Madison, we’re planning a 6-mile walk to speak out against nukes and war, meeting for pickets at congressional offices downtown.
Meet us anywhere along the route!

From Defuse Nuclear War

October 16th will mark 60 years since the start of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Right now is the closest the world has been to a nuclear war since then. 

After decades of virtually ignoring the risks of nuclear war, U.S. news media are now giving the increased dangers a bit more coverage. But the press attention is still terribly inadequate, and so are the responses from Congress and the White House.

You can help change that in the next couple of weeks.

We urgently need steps to de-escalate tensions between nuclear powers, while reviving negotiations for nuclear-weapons treaties and disarmament measures. And that’s why the Defuse Nuclear War campaign – and participation in it – are so important.

Endorsed by: Madison Veterans for Peace, Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin, Madison Democratic Socialists of America, Madison War Abolition Walks, Madison Working Group on Peace in Ukraine, Interfaith Peace Working Group, Four Lakes Greens.