Human Chain from North Korean Embassy to USA Embassy

18 Nov 2017 - 00:00

10117 Berlin, Germany

No more escalation! Ban nuclear weapons

One kilometre – one thousand people. A human chain between the North Korean and US embassies

Saturday November 18 2017, 11 am | Brandenburger Tor, Pariser Platz | 10117 Berlin

The world is watching Washington and Pyongyang with mounting concern. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are conducting a war of words and threatening to wipe out each other’s countries. The US President has threatened to “totally destroy” the DPRK. The North Korean foreign minister warned that the US President hat “lit the fuse of war”. North Korea threatens to test a hydrogen bomb. The world stands at the brink of a nuclear war. The conflict on the Korean peninsula demonstrates how possession of nuclear weapons and the concept of nuclear deterrence leads to conflict escalation.

The Problem:
There are still 15,000 nuclear weapons worldwide. They threaten the existence of humankind and the planet Earth. The nuclear powers are modernizing their arsenals at a cost of more than a trillion US dollars. Nuclear agreements such as those with Iran or between the USA and Russia are endangered – an arms race has begun.

The Solution:
Nuclear weapons should be banned and abolished! On July 7, 2017, 122 states adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in the United Nations. The German government and other NATO members bent to the will of the nuclear powers and boycotted this important agreement.

We call on the next German government:
To sign Germany up to the TPNW | To have the US nuclear weapons based in Germany withdrawn

In order to draw attention to the danger of nuclear war and to underscore our demands, we call on the public to join us on November 18, 2017, for a colourful human chain between the North Korean and US embassies. The action will include theatrical elements for all to join in with.

Register here:
Initiators of the action: DFG-VK, Friedensglockengesellschaft, IALANA, ICAN, IPPNW, den Naturfreunden und NatWiss

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