People are asking why the passage of this resolution has been ignored by the corporate media.
MAYORS VS. NUKES
On June 16, 2012 at the close of its 80th annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously adopted a strong, comprehensive new Mayors for Peace resolution calling for U.S. leadership in the global elimination of nuclear weapons and the redirection of nuclear weapons spending to meet the urgent needs of cities.
Citing the domestic economic crisis and the declaration by U.N. SecretaryGeneral Ban Ki-Moon at their conference last year that "the road to peace and progress runs through the world's cities and towns," the mayors resolved that the conference "reaffirms its call on the President of the United States to work with the leaders of the other nuclear-armed states to implement the U.N. Secretary-General's Five-Point Proposal for Nuclear Disarmament forthwith, so that a Nuclear Weapons Convention or a comparable framework of mutually reinforcing legal instruments can be agreed upon and implemented by 2020, as urged by Mayors for Peace."
The same resolution also called for the United States to withdraw all tactical nuclear weapons from foreign soil, and for Congress to "terminate funding for modernization of nuclear warheads, delivery systems, and production facilities, to slash spending on nuclear weapons well below Cold War levels, and to redirect those funds to meet the urgent needs of cities."
For the complete text of the resolution, see www.wslfweb.org/dOCS/2012USCMres.pdf
Reported in: WIN Magazine (from War Resisters League) August2012;29(2),pg6.