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Feb 19, 2006
Please take action on this issue:  A NUCLEAR WEAPONS FREE ZONE IN THE MIDDLE EAST!!!!!!

http://www.peace-action.org/home/01.24.06iranstatement.html

Dear Eva,

Bush’s State of the Union address was short and empty.

Why? Because Bush and his cronies are frightened, that’s why. With Bush’s approval ratings reaching Nixon-esque levels, support for the war dropping daily, criticism mounting over his illegal NSA spying program, and elections forthcoming in just nine months, the administration and the Republicans are scared, and it showed in the vacuous proposals and platitudes offered up in the State of the Union speech.

Nature abhors a vacuum. Now is the time for us to seize the initiative and make meaningful strides towards peace.

As you know, Iran's re-starting its nuclear research has precipitated international concern. I believe that the time is right for the United States to take leadership and renew the call for a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Middle East (NWFZME).

Nuclear Weapons Free Zones have been effective at preventing nuclear proliferation around the world. Latin America, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Antarctica are all NWFZs, and no nation in those regions has chosen to seek nuclear weapons capability. South Asia and the Middle East are the only portions of the Global South not currently part of an NWFZ.

Such a time-proven method of regional security would go a long way towards easing tensions in the Middle East and all around the world.

Click here to read Peace Action’s entire statement on the situation in Iran. And click here to see letters and opinion pieces that Peace Action has published on this subject.

Do your part in this peace initiative! This is an opportunity to make tangible gains for peace. I’m asking you to help raise awareness about this peaceful solution to a volatile situation. Click here to send a letter to the editor of your local paper.


Kevin M Martin
Executive Director
Peace Action

P.S. I know that there was little or nothing to cheer about in Bush’s vacuous State of the Union speech. However, the space opened up for peace by Bush’s incurious mind is actually an opportunity which we must seize. Please take the time to write your local paper today.


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