Earl Turcotte Succeeds Bev Delong as Chair of Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Announcement Pdf

Earl Turcotte, a veteran Canadian diplomat and arms control specialist, has been appointed Chair of the Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (CNANW), succeeding Bev Delong, who held the post for more than twenty years.

The announcement was made by former Senator Douglas Roche, Chairman of the CNANW Search Committee. Turcotte was unanimously selected by the 18 member organizations of CNANW. The appointment is effective April 1.

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MILITARY STATEMENTS ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS

MILITARY STATEMENTS ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS

“US military leaders would reject illegal order for nuclear strike, senators told,” The Guardian, Nov. 14, 2017
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/14/us-military-nuclear-weapons-strike-senate-trump
As senators raise concerns about ‘unstable’ Donald Trump’s decision-making, former commander says military is ‘not obligated to follow illegal orders’

Dec. 6, 2014 – Statement by US General (Ret) Lee Butler speaks for a ban on nuclear weapons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBgF-2HK8H0

Statement by Generals and Admirals of the World Against Nuclear Weapons , December 5, 1996.

Address by General Lee Butler to Canadian Peaceworkers, March 11, 1999, Ottawa.
https://www.cnanw.ca/1999/03/11/voices/

General Lee Butler, Remarks to National Press Club, Dec. 5, 1996
https://nuclearweaponarchive.org/News/Butlpress.txt

Joint Statement on Reduction of Nuclear Weapons Arsenals: Declining Utility, Continuing Risks by Generals Lee Butler and Andrew J. Goodpaster, Dec. 4, 1996, National Press Club
http://prop1.org/2000/gengood.htm

Letter to Bill Graham M.P., Chair, Standing Committee on oreign Affairs and International Trade from Lee Butler, General, USAF, Ret., July 1998
http://www.ccnr.org/scfait_recs.html

Paul Dewar: Move from passivity to action against nuclear weapons


“If we can move from the passivity of the old narrative of nuclear weapons,  as something that is inevitable, to an action narrative that demonstrates they are expensive, dangerous and irrelevant to the needs of all citizens, especially the young, then perhaps we may see the old arguments challenged and the decaying walls of false security come tumbling down.”

Paul Dewar, October 24, 2016,
CNANW Conference, Ottawa
Building Momentum for Nuclear Disarmament

Sample Letter to the Prime Minister

PRACTICAL STEPS TO ZERO NUCLEAR WEAPONS: TAKE ACTION

Sample Letter to the Prime Minister and Officials:

>Dear Prime Minister _____ and Minister _____

Canada has excellent opportunities to support practical steps toward nuclear disarmament at NATO, the United Nations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, and at the G8 meeting.

I call on you and your government to call for an end to NATOs reliance upon nuclear weapons, including the removal of US nuclear weapons from Europe, and to do preparatory work on an international treaty banning and eliminating nuclear weapons.

Your role could be a critical one in improving global security. Please do not waste these rare opportunities for important action.

Sincerely,
[your name]

Prefer to mail your letters?

Letters to the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs can be mailed postage-free to:

House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6.

Letters to the Ambassadors can be mailed to:
Jonathan Tan, Senior Policy Officer | Agent principal des politiques
Non-Proliferation and Disarmament | Direction de la non-prolifération et du désarmement
Fax: 613-944-1835
125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0G2

For information on the current Canadian context, 
read this article
by Doug Roche and Ernie Regehr.

For further information please go to http://www.abolishnuclearweapons.ca

We need at least 5000 letters sent – so please share this with your family and friends. Let’s support the international call for a nuclear weapons-free world!

Bev Delong, Canadian Network to Abolish Nuclear Weapons