I was truly overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and passion and energy shown by everyone at the rally at Battelle on Jan. 22, the day of the Entry Into Force of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. These omnicidal weapons are now being stigmatized – as evidenced by Battelle trying to distance themselves from their involvement in nuclear weapons research and development. We were there quite a long time, well over 2 hours! Here is a link to Paul Becker’s photos of the rally. Ralph Orr Facebook writeup and photos of Battelle rally are posted under Resources for Protests.
1-22-21 GrassRoot Ohio: Carolyn Harding interviews Mary Olson & Pat Marida on the Entry Into Force of the UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Effects of Radioactivity on Women and Girls. Here is the YouTube link. Here is the audio Soundcloud podcast link. 28 minutes
My article in the Columbus Free Press gives an overview of the Treaty: January 22, 2021: Entry Into Force! The United Nations Treaty On The Prohibition Of Nuclear Weapons
It’s been quite a week. There have been several excellent webinars Friday and Sat. on the Treaty and disarmament.
Patricia A. Marida
Member, Sierra Club Nuclear Free Core Team
Member, Sierra Club John Muir Society
“Anyone who would substitute plutonium for carbon needs to think again.” ~ S. David Freeman, past chair, Tennessee Valley Authority