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Beyond the Bomb Kickoff Meeting (San Francisco)

  • 1833 Page Street San Francisco, CA, 94117 United States (map)

Hosted by Erick Willemse and Julia Spencer

There are 15,000 nuclear weapons that are hundreds of times more powerful than those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which killed nearly 200,000 people in a matter of seconds. Needless to say, this is a serious problem - nuclear weapons are designed to inflict enormous devastation - to wipe entire cities like San Francisco off the map. The notion that they can be safely managed is a dangerous delusion: one that requires human beings carry on indefinitely without making a single mistake.

There are no insurmountable technical barriers to moving Beyond the Bomb, nor are there financial ones. The only barrier is political: it’s a matter of the leaders of the nuclear powers acting with urgency and resolve.