The Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons is a collection of concerned citizens who join a growing and diverse group of leaders and fellow citizens from across the political spectrum who believe that now is the time for the United States to lead the world in nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.
JOIN US: We normally meet in-person on the first Wednesday of the month at 2 PM and then via Zoom on the third Sunday of the month at 2 PM. The first two in-person meetings of 2023 will be at the City Library in Room A. From then on, the Wednesday meetings will be at Granite Library which is on 33rd South and 5th East. There is lots of parking if you go south on 5th East and turn in behind the library. If you would like to attend the Sunday Zoom, please email our coordinator and they will send you an invitation to join.
|To broaden and intensify public awareness of the continuing danger of nuclear weapons, locally, nationally, and globally|
|To promote public discussion about steps toward the abolition of nuclear weapons|
|To encourage civic action for a nuclear weapons-free world|
War in Ukraine demonstrates the threat of nuclear war is still very much with us.Read more
Since 1945, more than 2,000 nuclear test explosions have been conducted by at least eight nations.Read more
Like the MX of the 1980s, planned new Sentinel missile is expensive and unneeded.Read more
With a focus on the current terrible dangers of nuclear war and the imperative of taking action to reduce them, the Defuse Nuclear War live stream marked the 40th anniversary of when a million people gathered in Central Park for nuclear disarmament on June 12, 1982. This online event served as a catalyst for grassroots organizing.
Show your support for abolishing nuclear weapons with one of our new yard signs! We do appreciate a donation of $10 to help defray costs, but the most important thing is to get them in yards! Pick up in Salt Lake City. Email Deb through the contact page of this site.
The Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is a vocal supporter of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This is what he said when Australian Labor committed to sign and ratify it in government.
Watch the video here.
You can also read a story on the person who influenced him on this issue and indeed his whole approach to governing.
A letter by Most Reverend John C. Wester: In September 2017, I traveled to Japan and visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was a somber, sobering experience as I realized that on August 6, 1945, humanity crossed the line into the darkness of the nuclear age. Historically, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe has been part of a peace initiative . . .
Read the entire letter
An effort is currently underway to draft a national downwinder compensation plan. A national downwinders compensation plan is the first step towards treating radiation- injured civilians with dignity and compassion, in the same way the country's nuclear workers have been honored.
UPDATE: A bill has been introduced to Congress. CLICK HERE to read more.
On January 27th each year we honor the folks downwind of nuclear industries. This year UCAN organized four guest speakers from four different bioregions to talk about the impacts on their communities. The event ran from 7pm Mountain War Time to 8:15pmWatch Video
January 25, 2021 Commemoration event for the 75th anniversary of UN Resolution 1Watch Video
On 22 January 2021, the day the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons entered into force, ICAN celebrated with a fully packed live streamed event from Geneva, Switzerland, with guests connecting digitally from all over the world.Watch Video
"The 75th anniversary of 1945's trinity of nuclear explosions brings with it reminders of Utah's past and continuing connections to nuclear weapons and waste."Read More
"At 5:29 a.m. on July 16, 1945, scientists in the Manhattan Project detonated the world's first nuclear weapon in the desert homelands of the Mescalero Apache, a place now known as Alamogordo, New Mexico. As the detonation cloud mushroomed into the sky, the Trinity test ushered in a new era, the atomic age."Read More
"Bicameral group of legislators point out that explosive testing is unnecessary and carries significant risks to the United States' national security"Read More
"We urgently need sensible action to reduce and eliminate nuclear risk."Read More
Letter to the editor regarding Northrop Grumman's new facility in Roy.Read More
Breaking the signed 'oath-of-secrecy,' even to talk among themselves, was considered treason, punishable by prison.Watch
Utah and the nation would be safer without the Ground-Based Strategic DeterrentRead More
Northrop Grumman and Republican members of Utah's congressional delegation said the United States is all-in on a nuclear arms race involving new weapons and technology.Read More
"This was the second time we have traveled to Provo but last time we met with the State Director. We now have a better sense of how to approach Rep. Curtis and with which issues under our umbrella of getting rid of nuclear weapons. We look forward to more discussions with Rep. Curtis and his staff." From left to right: Doug, Cathy, Rep. Curtis, Deb."
Robert Reich why military spending costs America so much moneyWatch
"Within hours, the atoll was covered with a fine, white, powder-like substance. No one knew it was radioactive fallout. The children played in the 'snow.' They ate it."Read More
Troops Who Cleaned Up Radioactive Islands Can't Get Medical CareRead More
talking about the effects of nuclear weapons on people who lived near uranium mines and downwind from testing sites during and after the Cold War.Listen
Former Secretary of Defense William Perry speaks out against renewing a nuclear arms race.Read More
America must resume underground nuclear weapons testing as rapidly as possible. The lives of millions of Americans, and the continued existence of the United States, may depend upon it.Read More
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act for Downwinders Reintroduced by Idaho, New Mexico and Colorado SenatorsRead More
John Oliver on Nuclear Weapons is just as relevant today as it was when broadcast in 2014.Watch
We normally meet the 1st Tuesday of each month at noon and the 3rd Sunday at 3 pm at the Downtown City Library. If you would like to attend the Zoom meeting, please email us.
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