U.N. Secretary General is calling for a GLOBAL CEASEFIRE. Join this GLOBAL MOVEMENT!!!

On March 23, 2020, during the Coronavirus pandemic, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, said this:

“The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war. That is why today I am calling for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives.”

SEE THIS ARTICLE about this:  https://www.psr.org/blog/2020/04/23/un-secretary-general-calls-for-a-global-ceasefire/?emci=346b1ed8-7085-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&emdi=ad7b151a-8f89-ea11-86e9-00155d03b5dd&ceid=135885

A number of peace organizations are calling for a GLOBAL GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT to pressure our national governments to join this GLOBAL CEASEFIRE movement!  They include World Beyond War (www.worldbeyondwar.org) and Peace Action (www.peaceaction.org) and Code Pink (www.codepink.org) and Win Without War (www.winwithoutwar.org)

See these links:

SIGN THIS PETITION:  https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/global-ceasefire-now/?link_id=2&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-countryfull-default-your-country-can-be-part-of-the-global-ceasefire&email_referrer=email_765661&email_subject=countryfull-default-your-country-can-be-part-of-the-global-ceasefire

SIGN THIS PETITION TOO:  https://www.peaceaction.org/get-involved/sign-today-global-ceasefire/?emci=bc1e09f5-8e7e-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&emdi=72a5a3f3-167f-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&ceid=230149

AND SIGN THIS PETITION:  https://act.winwithoutwar.org/act/we-demand-global-ceasefire-un?source=em20200324_2&t=5&akid=6152%2E372126%2Eyt8xAH

CODE PINK ASKS YOU TO SIGN THEIR PETITION ALSO, but I could not find it today on their website.  This link might or might not work for you:  https://www.codepink.org/ceasefire?utm_campaign=ceasefire_test_inactives_4&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink

SEE THIS RUNNING LIST OF DOZENS OF NATIONS COMMITTED TO THIS GLOBAL CEASEFIRE:  https://worldbeyondwar.org/globalceasefire/?link_id=4&can_id=1d662460c0abb8939c5044c82927552b&source=email-countryfull-default-your-country-can-be-part-of-the-global-ceasefire&email_referrer=email_765661&email_subject=countryfull-default-your-country-can-be-part-of-the-global-ceasefire

 

Peace Action (www.peaceaction.org) says:

COVID-19 has shown in sharp contrast how badly screwed up our national security priorities are. As the Center for Global Development points out, the Pentagon is “a woefully insufficient, inefficient, and expensive tool to combat a pandemic. What is needed most right now are scientists and medical workers collaborating across countries.”

A global ceasefire would allow scientists, medical workers, and humanitarians to reach populations that are most vulnerable to the threat of COVID-19. The same people most devastated by hostility and wars–women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized, displaced and refugees–are also the most likely to suffer devastating losses to this pandemic.

 

 

For information about peace, nuclear weapons, nonviolence, and more, see various issue categories on my blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org

Also, I invite you to contact me so you and your organizations and faith communities can join the Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

Glen Anderson (360) 491-9093 glenanderson@integra.net

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org