Wednesday, January 20, 2021




January 20, 2021






The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) includes a comprehensive set of prohibitions on participating in any nuclear weapon activities. These include undertakings not to develop, test, produce, acquire, possess, stockpile, use or threaten to use nuclear weapons.



Today we look back to a long struggle that has brought us to this day.

These include previous treaties: the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT); the Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests In The Atmosphere, In Outer Space And Under Water, also known as the Partial Test Ban Treaty (PTBT); the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which was signed in 1996 but has yet to enter into ratified force.

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – UN › pages › ViewDetails › src=TREATY:  Current status.


The following entry offers a comprehensive summary of the new Treaty by the authoritative ACA. 

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"No one can solve this problem alone, but together we can change things for the better." – Setsuko Thurlow, Hiroshima Survivor

Alicia Sanders-Zakre.  Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty to Enter Into Force: What's Next?”  ARMS CONTROL TODAY.  November 2020

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will soon enter into force and become binding international law for its states-parties. The milestone will be meaningful for those nations, but it will also affect countries that have yet to ratify or accede to the pact.

Earlier weapons prohibitions have successfully curbed proliferation and advanced norms against weapons of mass destruction. Within one year of the treaty’s entry into force, its states-parties will convene to discuss these issues and the next steps to strengthen the agreement.

The treaty’s final text was approved by 122 nations at the United Nations in July 2017, but nuclear-armed states boycotted treaty negotiations and have since rejected the treaty as simultaneously irrelevant and dangerous.1 Nevertheless, the majority of the world’s countries have continued to support the TPNW, including by signing and ratifying or acceding.2 States-parties hail from all regions of the world, with many from Africa and Latin America, and the fewest from Europe. According to the treaty, 50 ratifications or accessions must be submitted to the United Nations before the pact can take full legal effect.  More  


Dick Bennett will speak about the UN’s role in initiating the Treaty, and will introduce the speakers:  Abel Tomlinson and our guest, Prof. Jeremy Kuzmarov.


Nuclear Bomb Ban Celebration & Protest of U of A Participation in Building Nuclear Weapons


Nuclear Bomb Ban Celebration & Protest of U of A Participation in Building Nuclear Weapons


On January 22nd at 11 A.M. at the University of Arkansas Union Mall* (address and parking details below), we're holding a celebration for the landmark Nuclear Bomb Ban, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, “entering into force” as international law. One hundred and thirty U.N. member nations have voted to make nuclear bombs illegal. To mark this momentous occasion, we'll be taking part in a Global Day of Action, along with a great many peace groups around the world. 


This event is also a protest calling on the University of Arkansas and UA College of Engineering to Stop Participating in Building Nuclear Bombs.  The Nobel Peace Prize winning organization ICAN, which spearheaded the nuclear bomb ban, has issued a report titled Schools of Mass Destruction. Their report found the University of Arkansas is involved in the production of these increasingly illegal nuclear bombs.  We are demanding that they cancel their Master Collaboration Agreement with the nuclear weapons corporation Honeywell International.  


We'll be holding a rally, with speakers and music, for one hour, and then we will deliver the following petition to UA administrators (please sign & share with your friends):      

Please make sure to wear a mask and stay socially distanced.  We want everyone to stay safe and healthy.


*The Arkansas Union Mall address is 435 Garland Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701. 

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The best place to park is the Garland Parking Garage (3rd Floor):

650 Garland Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Google Maps Link:

 It costs $1.80 per hour, coins or card.  There is also free parking on nearby streets, if you can find a space.  Please arrive early to have time to find parking, and to walk 2 blocks.


Also, if you are on Facebook, please join and share our event page:


 Feel free to call me if you have any further questions.


Thank you,


Abel Tomlinson

OMNI Peace Action Committee, Chair

Arkansas Nonviolence Alliance, Founder

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Dear Friends


We're less than a week away from the momentous day when the Nuclear Bomb Ban Treaty (TPNW) becomes international law!  On this day, we're holding a celebration to mark this moment, and to protest University of Arkansas participation in building nuclear weapons.  The celebration/protest will begin at 11 A.M. on Friday, January 22nd at the U of A.

Please spread the word & please sign either of the following petitions calling on U of A to Stop Helping Build Nuclear Bombs. (The petition was duplicated since was asking for money, and we're only interested in signatures)

Petition #1:

Petition #2:

Also, if you are on Facebook, please sign up and share this event page:




Abel Tomlinson started this petition to University of Arkansas

The landmark Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons has now been ratified and "enters into force" as international law on January 22, 2021*. One hundred and thirty U.N. member nations, a supermajority, have voted for this treaty to ban nuclear weapons of mass destruction, which terroristically threaten all Life on Earth. This January 22nd is a momentous day for peace and many groups will mark this day with celebration and protest.


Petition link:      

From: Abel Tomlinson <>
Date: Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 12:51 PM
Subject: Protest: Stop University of Arkansas Participation in Building Nuclear Bombs

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