Friday, December 18, 2020



  Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland is involved the planning and coordinating activities to take place on January 22, 2021 for the Nuclear Ban Treaty Entry into Force Action Day. Activities will take place in different parts of the world.  The January 22 action in Baltimore will take place at Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus.  More information will be forthcoming.  At this time we are urging people to contact Ron Daniels, the president of the university, to urge him to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. If you do, please let me know.  The leaflet below can be set up as a PDF file if you want to make copies. Kagiso, Max

                                                                           A PLEA TO CONVINCE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY TO OBEY INTERNATIONAL LAW

   The world will reach a historic milestone on January 22, 2021: The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons [TPNW] will enter into force and become binding international law --

   Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland has called attention to the growing danger of nuclear war and the outrageous $1.7 trillion dollars we are spending to modernize our nuclear arsenal. We helped the Baltimore City Council and the Montgomery County Council pass Back from the Brink [BFTB] resolutions and join 53 other municipalities, state legislative bodies and two states to demonstrate broad support for the five fundamental changes in US nuclear weapons policy.  The ultimate goal is abolition; BFTB will reduce the risk but TPNW is the blueprint for abolishing nuclear weapons.

  On July 18, 2017, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a U.S. Navy - affiliated research center received a seven-year, $92 million contract to continue its systems engineering and research-and-development services for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. Help convince JHU to renounce nuclear weapons contracts. Contact the president, Ron Daniels, to urge him to reject all nuclear weapons contracts: Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21218.  Call his office at (410) 516-8068 or email


 “As Hibakusha (atom bomb survivor), Setsuko Thurlow, said: ‘this is the beginning of the end of nuclear weapons.’ The Treaty on the Prohibition on Nuclear Weapons, which is grounded in humanitarian concerns, proclaims that what has caused so much suffering and threatens to end life on this planet as we know it will be recognized as illegal at last.” — Gwen DuBois, MD, MPH, Physicians for Social Responsibility Board member, Chesapeake PSR President

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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons to Enter Into Force in January 2021

Key Takeaways

• Adopted in 2017, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons comes into force in January 2021. Work on the Treaty earned the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons the Nobel Peace Prize.

• The treaty goes one step further than the more broadly accepted Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in that it seeks to ban the weapons altogether, rather than simply halt their spread.

• From an investor perspective, the new treaty does not explicitly ban the financing of nuclear weapons, although it has similar clauses to those that have been interpreted by some states as banning the finance of controversial weapons.

Donations can be sent to Max Obuszewski, Baltimore Nonviolence Center, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212.  Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] Go to

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and everything to lose--especially their lives." Eugene Victor Debs



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