Nuclear Weapons

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Global Zero: Emergency rally at White House tonight

Subject: Emergency rally at White House tonight

Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2017 12:49:03 -0400

From: Lillyanne Daigle

Hi everyone --

In light of the unfolding nuclear crisis, Global Zero is teaming up with several organizations (MoveOn, Win Without War, CodePink, and several others) to organize an emergency rally tonight in front of the White House from 6-7:30pm to stand against nuclear war. We'll be having a moment of silence at the end of the event to commemorate the Nagasaki bombings.
We'd love your help! Putting on last minute events is tough, so we need all the help we can get. Sharing the event, inviting your DC members, and showing up after work would all be incredibly helpful.
This is a big moment -- our issue is in the spotlight; people are (rightfully) freaked out; and we need to give them something to do. I think this rally is a good first step in getting people out in the streets against nukes.
I hope you can join us at the rally tonight and help recruit folks to join in. 
Ping me with any questions!
- Lilly & the GZ team

Trump’s top evangelical ally: God supports bombing North Korea

Pastor Robert Jeffress says the Bible gives the government “the authority to do whatever.” As reported by Vox.


‘God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un,’ evangelical adviser says


CodePink: Fire and fury? Hell no!

Call 202-456-1111 today!

TELL TRUMP: Don't provoke a war with North Korea. Negotiate, don't escalate. Send Secretary Tillerson to North Korea for peace talks.



Donald Trump’s belligerent threats to unleash “fire and fury” against North Korea is a reckless escalation of an already dangerous situation. We need to flood the White House with calls saying: “Don’t provoke a war with North Korea. Negotiate, don’t escalate.” Call 202-456-1111 between 9am-4pm EST.

If you are in the DC area, you can also join us anytime during our 24-hour emergency White House vigil from 5:00 pm today, August 9, till 6:00 pm tomorrow, August 10.

You can also sign our petition telling President Trump to send Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to North Korea for peace talks. 

There is an urgent need to break the cycle of threats. U.S. military and economic pressure on North Korea, including a new round of stringent sanctions, provocative war games, and deployment of the THAAD missile system in South Korea, will not achieve peace. Instead, Trump’s threats of military intervention put the Korean Peninsula in danger of nuclear war.

Sixty percent of Americans, regardless of political affiliation, support direct negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang. Both President Moon of South Korea and Secretary of State Tillerson have called for negotiations. Tillerson recently said: “We would like to sit down and have a dialogue with them.” This is very different from the bluster of President Trump.

Diplomacy has worked to defuse the nuclear conflict in Iran. It can work in North Korea as well. Tell Donald Trump that negotiations are the only solution and he should dispatch Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to begin talks immediately. The world cannot risk a nuclear confrontation.

Call the White House, 202-456-1111, between 9am-4pm EST.

For sanity,
Ann, Ariel, Brienne, Haley, Jodie, Katie, Mariana, Mark, Mary, Medea, Nancy, Paki, Paula, Taylor and Tighe



ReThink News AM Nukes Roundup - This Whole North Korea Thing Is Escalating Quickly

ReThink News sends out an AM Nukes Roundup every week day morning. See the news coverage it has compiled on the escalating nuclear weapons standoff with North Korea, below. And if you'd like to receive the AM Nukes Roundup directly, there is a link to sign up at the bottom of this entry.


Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ Against North Korea if It Endangers U.S.
Peter Baker and Choe Sang-Hun, NYT - August 8

Trump warns NKorea of ‘fire and fury’ as nuke threat worsens
Matthew Pennington and Catherine Lucey, AP - August 8

Trump’s Harsh Language on North Korea Has Little Precedent, Experts Say
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, NYT - August 8

Retired Air Force general: The US could wipe out North Korea in 15 minutes
Alex Lockie, Business Insider - August 8

This Whole North Korea Thing Is Escalating Quickly
Mike Pearl, Vice - August 8

North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say
Joby Warrick, Ellen Nakashima, and Anna Fifield, WaPo - August 8

North Korea to US: if you attack us, we’ll respond with nukes
Jennifer Williams, Vox - August 8

North Korea’s Alarmed Neighbors Consider Deploying Deadlier Weapons
Jonathan Soble and Choe Sang-Hun, NYT - August 8

North Korea is fast approaching Trump’s red line
Aaron Blake, WaPo - August 8


GOP senator: Trump needs Congress to approve strike on North Korea
Olivia Beavers, The Hill - August 8

Here’s what a war between North Korea and the USA could do to the global economy
Will Martin, Business Insider - August 8

Trump wanted to ‘negotiate like crazy’ with North Korea — in 1999
Chris Perez, NY Post - August 8

Donald Trump Explained Exactly How He’d Handle North Korea Back In 1999
Ed Mazza, HuffPost - August 9

Trump could disrupt careful diplomatic messaging on North Korea
Nicole Gaouette, CNN - August 9

Trump is not helping the situation': Lawmakers throw cold water on Trump's fiery warning to North Korea
David Choi, Business Insider - August 8

McCain takes exception to Trump remarks
John Bowden, The Hill - August 8

Right and Left React to the Tensions With North Korea
Anna Dubenko, NYT - August 8

The Threat From North Korea: Indiana's Senior Senator Joe Donnelly on Military Strength
Chris Davis, WIBC - August 9

Trump’s North Korea strategy: A lot like Obama’s
Jaqueline Klimas, Politico - August 8

Germany urges 'restraint' from North Korea, Trump
World Bulletin - August 8

Tillerson visits Thailand, Malaysia to firm up relations
Eileen Ng and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, AP - August 8


CNN Poll: Two-thirds see North Korea as a very serious threat
Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director - August 9

Poll: Americans uneasy about North Korea nuclear situation
Diamond Naga Siu, Politico - August 8

Poll: Americans uneasy about North Korea, doubt Trump's ability to handle situation
Pete Grieve, CNN - August 8


Why North Korea threatened Guam, the tiny U.S. territory with big military power
Alex Horton, WaPo - August 9

The State Of North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal
Mary Lousie Kelly, NPR's Morning Edition - August 9

Tough Talk From the U.S. and North Korea: What You Should Know
Russell Goldman, NYT - August 9

North Korea, U.S. timeline: 13 days of increasing tension
Jessica Durando, USA TODAY - August 8

5 quick thoughts on North Korea's "dangerous game"
Mike Allen, Axios - August 9

President Trump Moves Doomsday Clock to Half Past 'Oh My God'
Rhett Jones, Gizmodo - August 8

24 Tweets On Nuclear War To Help You Laugh Through This Anxiety
Carla Herreria, HuffPost - August 9

U.S. Stock Index Futures Drop Amid Mounting North Korea Tensions
Albertina Torsoli, Bloomberg - August 9

Hours before Trump threatened nuclear war, White House adviser said North Korea isn’t a real threat
Melanie Schmidt, Think Progress - August 9

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