Building The World Anew: The Case for Radically Redefining the Nuclear Abolition Movement

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Last Updated on May 22, 2024.

We are at a pivotal moment in modern human history. There are several oppressive systems working together to amass great wealth and power for a select few at the expense of the death and destruction of people and the planet: white supremacy, capitalism, patriarchy, colonialism, imperialism, and militarism. These systems of oppression cannot last forever — our lives, future generations, and the Earth depend on us taking radical and revolutionary action to rebuild the community destroyed by these evils, and to commit ourselves fully to transforming the world into one abundant in life, justice, community, cooperation, freedom, love and joy.

If we are to fully make the leap to this new, more sustainable, and life-affirming world, the abolition of nuclear weapons is crucial.

All life on Earth is threatened and made fragile by the mere existence of nuclear weapons, and will be completely obsolete if these weapons are ever used. Those in power weaponize this threat of nuclear annihilation to maintain other systems of oppression and achieve global domination, linking these systems together to create the global nuclear death machine that defines our current world and necessitates an intersectional movement for nuclear abolition.

Read more about redefining the nuclear abolition movement in Jasmine Owens’ report here.


May 21, 2024