“Breaking the Nuclear Chain” is a campaign to inform, motivate and activate people to prevent the inevitable humanitarian catastrophe represented by the nuclear chain – from uranium mining, to power, to weapons to nuclear waste, it is an initiative of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), IKV Pax Christi and Peace Boat.

The modernization of nuclear weapons, the tragedy at Hiroshima and Nagasaki among other disasters, are dreadful reminders that have convinced us of the necessity to address the whole nuclear chain. To do this, we will put our emphasis on people and bring together those who have been affected by nuclear weapons, uranium mining, nuclear exports, nuclear power and nuclear waste; as well as those who are working to disrupt this lacerating chain.

We are collecting testimonies of affected people and by making them available to a broad audience hope to draw a human face on the often abstract debate on nuclear issues. We believe that listening to personal stories can trigger our empathy and make us realize how vulnerable we are to this hazard and how important is to take action to avoid it.

Nuclear energy in all its forms is a threat to humanity. Join us and let’s shatter it. Raise your voice with ours and become part of a choir of dissent to break the nuclear chain once and for all.

 For more information about the campaign or to sign up for the newsletter, please visit: http://www.breakingthenuclearchain.org/home

For more information about the Global Voyage for a Nuclear-Free World: Peace Boat Hibakusha Project please visit: http://www.breakingthenuclearchain.org/global-voyage

By Michelle Terazawa