These messages excerpted today by VOICES FOR
PEACE / LaCrosse Coalition Against the Wars
'Stop the bombings and sanctions against Iraq! Lift the sanctions against Iraq NOW! Let them LIVE!'
La Crosse post office, Dec 13 1999
1st Birthday Vigil! Happy Birthday to us!
After a year of vigils, calling for PEACE, and calling for an end to the bombings in Yugoslavia and the bombings and sanctions in Iraq, we find the world's future to be as precarious as ever.
|The news on Dec. 9 included this, excerpted here:
Alliance says U.S., Russia should take nuclear weapons off alert
Copyright © 1999 Associated Press, Nando Media By DAVID BRISCOE
WASHINGTON (December 9, 1999 9:11 p.m. EST) - A new alliance concerned that accidental missile launches could trigger nuclear disaster is trying to persuade the U.S. government to take 5,000 nuclear weapons off "hair-trigger alert" to prompt a similar step by Moscow.
"Many of our citizens believe we already have done this," said Bruce Blair, a nuclear control expert who joined politicians, former military control officers and other antinuclear experts to announce a campaign Thursday to get U.S. nuclear weapons off alert status.
Despite a 1994 pact by President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin not to aim nuclear missiles at each other's cities, 5,000 warheads on each side "remain loaded for wartime targets that can be activated in seconds," Blair said. A launch order would take only about 2 minutes to execute, he said.
Despite the end of the Cold War and progress in disarmament, "we're still allowing ourselves 15 to 20 minutes to determine whether or not the planet Earth will be extinct," said former Democratic Sen. Dale Bumpers of Arkansas, an alliance leader.
|Our Birthday Wishes:
MAY ALL THE CHILDREN
MAY WE LIVE
MAY WE CONSIDER
MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH