Support Ceasefire in Ukraine March 2, 2022
Are you wondering what you can do about the war in Ukraine? The images of explosions in neighborhoods and refugees fleeing their homes have been heart-wrenching. Once again we see that the greatest impacts of war inevitably fall upon the most disenfranchised communities.
On February 27, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he’d ordered Russia’s nuclear forces to change their status to “a special combat duty regime.” If you felt your stress level rise just a bit, that’s understandable. This remark brought the entire world that much closer to a nuclear weapons disaster. The “Doomsday Clock” stands at 100 seconds to midnight — we can’t afford to push it closer to the apocalypse.
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) has launched an international petition calling for an immediate ceasefire, for NATO and Russia to wholeheartedly renounce the use of nuclear weapons, and for Russia to withdraw its forces from Ukraine. (IPPNW is PSR’s international affiliate.)
This latest crisis in Ukraine underlines once again the importance of PSR’s work to eliminate the ever-present danger of nuclear war. The world can’t afford for this superpower confrontation to devolve into a new Cold War. PSR needs your support to ensure that our staff has every resource needed to abolish nuclear weapons and advocate for a sustainable future. Please donate today!
Read PSR’s statement condemning the invasion of Ukraine.
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