Nonviolence

Ahimsa (a.k.a. nonviolence) means ‘not to injure’ and refers to a key virtue in Christianity, Jainism, Hinduism, etc. Ahimsa applies to all living beings, including animals. Regarding ahimsa, my main interests are the benefits of a vegeterian diet and the abolition of nuclear weapons. World leaders need to reject the dangerous notion that nuclear weapons enhance national security. Instead, they should base their policies on the understanding that these weapons are the greatest threat to our survival. Even a “limited” nuclear war would put 2 billion lives at risk because of disruptions to the climate. The US and Russia can join and provide leadership to the international movement for a treaty to prohibit these weapons.

Please call the President and your Senator/RepresentativePlease call on them to pass the Markey-Lieu Legislation, to prevent a nuclear first strike without a declaration of war by Congress.

Updates

10/13/17- My CNN Op-Ed

1/26/17-Markey-Lieu Legislation an urgent priority

1/24/17- My interview in Metro

1/19/17 – Dr Ira Helfand’s CNN Op-ed

1/15/17- Ban ICBMs

12/31/16- Take Nuclear Missiles Off Hair Trigger Alert

12/24/16- What Would Reagan Do?

12/18/16- Meeting with Rep Capuano

12/14/16- Is the US Trying to aim its missile defense at China?

12/1/2016- Arms Control Association Fact Sheet on Nuclear Weapons Modernization

11/4/2016- Obama Administration is wrong on nuclear weapons

11/1/2016- The United Nations Votes to Start Negotiations to Ban the Bomb

8/7/2016- Ira Helfand, MD: Halt the nuclear weapons spending spree

5/27/2016- The Trillion-Dollar Question Obama Did Not Answer in Hiroshima

5/11/2016- Obama to Make History with Hiroshima Visit, as U.S. Quietly Upgrades Nuclear Arsenal

5/4/2016- Nuclear battles in South Asia

4/20/2016- Russia Bolsters Its Submarine Fleet, and Tensions With U.S. Rise

4/17/2016- Shades of Cold War in Race for Latest Nuclear Arms

4/15/2016-  President Obama’s Trillion-Dollar Nuclear-Arms Train Wreck

11/15/2015- Docs and Nukes — Still a Live Issue

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