Local musician John Curry serenades us with the song he sang to City Council during last week’s meeting. And R.E.M. lends their song “Welcome to the Occupation” to the Occupy movement:
Nuclear weapons suck. And so with that in mind, there’s a big push towards nuclear disarmament featuring major bands and a new film.
The BoDeans new video, “Headed for the End of the World,” just hit and it sends a strong message for nuclear disarmament. The video is part of a campaign supporting the release of the documentary Countdown to Zero, which opens this week.
Other bands supporting the film’s release via social media like Twitter and online PSAs include Dave Matthews, REM, Macy Gray, and Pearl Jam. You can learn more about the campaign here and join in.
Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident.
The goal behind the film and the campaign is to ratify a new START Treaty and eliminate nuclear weapons. Countdown to Zero features some bold-faced names on the international diplomacy scene, including President Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair discussing the global nuclear disarmament. Writer/director Lucy Walker makes a compelling case for eliminating all nuclear weapons worldwide, an issue more topical than ever, as shown by the world leaders working to achieve this goal today.
The Global Zero campaign is comprised of more than 250 political, military, faith and civic leaders, dozens of organizations and over 380,000 activists working for the worldwide elimination of all nuclear weapons.
Social media makes it possible to join campaigns like this and lend your voice. And going to the movie helps.