Bonnaroo was an experience that I’m sure many will not forget. I know the Global Zero team won’t. And yet I’m sure – beyond the art and music – the nearly 4,000 people who signed our petition left ‘Roo 2017 with something else that is unforgettable: Donald Trump can launch a nuke at any time, on any country, without approval from anyone. Luckily, the power to change that is in their hands.
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Why do most people go to Bonnaroo? To see live music? Meet new people? Get irresponsibly inebriated? Last week, Global Zero went for a very different reason: to wake people up to the threat of nuclear weapons. Not exactly your traditional music festival experience.
Delhi cannot be attacked without compromising Lahore, and Lahore cannot be attacked without compromising Delhi. How then is increasing nuclearisation in South Asia of long term benefit to any party in the region? Why is nobody questioning this?
The GMD has been around since 1999, costing taxpayers somewhere around $40 billion. In that time, the system has a 50% failure rate. That means the chance that you correctly call a coin toss is the same as if an enemy nuclear missile beats the GMD.
The first time I addressed a crowd was on the occasion of Youm-e-Takbir. I must have been six or seven years old, but I remember it so vividly- rows and rows of faces turned up at me as I stood there on stage at school, and paid tribute to Pakistan’s greatness. We had just been declared a nuclear power, and the entire nation was celebrating.
A new group of superheroes is setting out to save the world. Think the Justice League with less spandex.
Five months into the Donald Trump presidency and the word “wow” seems to have lost all meaning. The past eight days, especially, have offered a slew of crises that continue to demonstrate the ineptitude of the U.S. Commander-in-Chief.