"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:
Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.
---President John F. Kennedy, Address to the General Assembly - Sept 1961
Somebody ought to do something about it. And that somebody is you!
Join us on our People-Powered Planet Podcasts as we explore how we, the people, can step up to the plate and create a new governance system that can outlaw war.
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 - https://youtu.be/9SVfEWaVssU
(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.
If your club would like to support this initiative,
please contact the WE Rotary Club
Arthur Kanegis is a documentary film director who produced "War Without Winners" featuring Paul Newman and filmed by Haskell Wexler.
Kanegis also did the nuclear war research for the ABC TV movie "The Day After" -- the film Ronald Regan credits with convincing him that nuclear war was unwinnable and to negotiate an Arms Reduction Treaty. His current film “The World is My Country” is about World Citizen #1 Garry Davis.
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