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Prevent Nuclear War!

Movies to WAKE US and SHAKE US

so they don't BAKE US!

Take action: Sign the Declaration

to endorse and honor the Ban on Nuclear Weapons


“I am become death, destroyer of worlds!”


When Oppenheimer created the bomb he worried that it might set off a chain reaction that would destroy the world -- and it still might -- if we, the people, don’t wake up and stop nation states from escalating wars into global extinction.   


Movies move masses - so could be a key to our survival!  Once before a movie did so 

see “The Day After” below.


We hope the “Oppenheimer” movie will have the same kind of mass impact that “The Day After” had in averting nuclear war.  There’s a scene where Oppenheimer’s face contorts in agony as he watches images of Hiroshima -- but strangely the filmmakers omit showing us what he’s watching.

In real life he saw footage like this:


Seeing such haunting images helped move “The father of the bomb” to turn against his creation and lobby for creating a way to outlaw atomic weapons.


He called for eventually creating international law that can apply to the

citizens of nations to maintain peace. 


This Hiroshima clip comes from our movie “The World Is My Country” (see below) which shows how we can, from the bottom up, create the kind of world law Oppenheimer saw as essential to our survival.

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In the midst of the cold war nuclear arms race, the ABC television movie “The Day After” shook people to the core - 100 million Americans and 200 million Russians!   

It convinced US and Soviet leaders to START negotiations to reduce nukes!

Watch Jeff Daniel's engaging documentary:






Watch Jeff's interview below

"The Day After/Star Trek"


Two Earth Heros! Star Trek/"The Day After" Director Nicholas Meyer and Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg

Nicholas Meyer, Directed "THE DAY AFTER” which had the largest audience of any made-for-television movie before or since!  He also directed STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN and STAR TREK VI:  THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY. He wrote the screenplay for STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME. 


We talked with Nicholas about how he was able, with grit and determination, to navigate the creation of this film through TV execs, aghast sponsors and even a presidential attempt at censorship!


SURPRISE GUEST! -- Honored Whistleblower and star of "The Most Dangerous Man in America" documentary Daniel Ellsberg joined Nicholas in the discussion!

"War Without Winners"

featuring Paul Newman, filmed by Haskell Wexler,

produced by Arthur Kanegis


Historic films like this and “The Day After” contributed to

averting nuclear war in the 1980's.

Today as billions is being spent on new nuclear weapons, an alert and warned
public is more crucial than ever.  

In response to this danger, producer, Arthur Kanegis is releasing this version in conjunction with
One Films, Future WAVE
and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warns that humanity stands 100 seconds away from a midnight of unimaginable catastrophe.

Here also is a chilling bit of humor by John Oliver that makes it clear that the danger of extinction remains imminent:


Arthur Kanegis did nuclear war research for the production of the ABC TV movie "The Day After".

Ronald Regan credits the film with convincing him that nuclear war was unwinnable and to negotiate an Arms Reduction Treaty. 


"The World is My Country"

A movie to inspire us to a more powerful way than war!

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People-Powered Planet
Podcasts - on Nukes


Somebody ought to do something about Nuclear Weapons.  And that somebody is you! 

Sign the Declaration to Endorse and Honor

the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty (TPNW)



Join us on our People-Powered Planet Podcasts

as we explore how we, the people,

can create a new governance system that can outlaw war.

Don't Bank on the Bomb!


Susi Snyder coordinates the Don’t Bank on the Bomb project and works with Nobel-Prize winner ICAN to engage the financial sector in moving us away from nuclear war. 


She contributed to the books A World Free from Nuclear Weapons, Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation and War and Environment Reader. 

Susi previously served as the Secretary General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom at their Geneva secretariat


Jeff Daniels Interview


How did a major US network make such an earth-shaking film?  Director Jeff Daniels brings us the nitty-gritty in his new film about the 1983 hit "The Day After" by interviewing the director and TV execs about the intense controversy extending all the way to the White House. 



Dr. Ira Helfand  is Co-President of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  He is also the founding partner of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), the recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize!


Please watch Ira's profound and chilling talk to the Rotary Peace Conference -

(starts 12 minutes in)


In this podcast, we focus on solutions.  The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted by 122 States and entered into force on January 22, 2021 after being ratified by 50 of those nations.   


How can we, the people, join in enforcing it?  



Hear Beatrice Fihn's ideas about how we can personally be involved in effectively implementing the nuclear ban!

Beatrice Fihn accepted the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for their coalition which helped bring about the Treaty to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons which is currently in force.  


"The Treaty categorically outlaws the worst weapons of mass destruction and establishes a clear pathway to their total elimination." She said in her Nobel Lecture in Oslo (here).

As Executive Director, Ms. Fihn has led the campaign since 2013 and has worked to mobilize civil society throughout the development of the Treaty.


This includes developing and executing ICAN’s political strategy and fundraising efforts as well as representing the campaign in relation to media and key stakeholders such as governments, the United Nations and other international organizations.

Dr. Richard Denton is an outstanding World citizen, Rotarian, nuclear war prevention expert, and associate professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.


He has served as president of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, and Physicians for Global Survival.


Denton is the North American co-chair for International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War -- the organization that was part of Arthur's 1983 film with Paul Newman called War without Winners.



Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, chairs the nuclear nonproliferation task force of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Jonathan explains why the current policies plunge us closer than ever to the brink of nuclear war.   He also talks about the financial, moral and spiritual forces that an informed public can employ to turn it around and build human security - a safer world for all of us on planet Earth.



Women taking a stand against Nuclear War

Watch the National Women's Conference to Prevent Nuclear War 


Coretta Scott King, Joanne Woodward, Dr. Helen Caldicott and other leading women came together in a high-profile nuclear war prevention conference organized by our Future WAVE board member Charolett Baker who was the Special Projects Director for the Center for Defense Information and later Director of USA-USSR Citizens Dialogue.


In the exciting video you'll hear from Ruth Adams, editor of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.  ALSO: Mary Dent Crisp, Co-Chair of the Republican National Committee;  Margaret Bush Wilson, NAACP Chairperson;  Condoleeza Rice, Secretary of State Mildred Scott Olmsted, Suffragist  Congresswoman Bella Abzug, and many others.



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please contact the WE Rotary Club



Arthur Kanegis and Melanie N. Bennett's film “The World is My Country” is about

World Citizen #1 Garry Davis.

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