For a detailed article on what Pope Francis is doing to get nuclear weapons abolished, see http://time.com/3817021/pope-francis-nuclear-disarmament/
The Repub;ic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) filed suit in the World Court against nuclear weapons states, including the USA, charging that they failed to meet their legal obligations under Article VI of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty to negotiate in good faith the elimination of nuclear arms. Because the USA is not a member of the World Court, RMI filed a case against the USA in the Federal Court in San Francisco. On February 3, 2015, the Federal District Court for the Northern California District dismissed the case, asserting that RMI had no jurisdictional standing in a US court. In other words, the case was dismissed without any consideration of the evidence that instead of fulfilling its legal obligations under the NPT the USA is spending huge sums modernizing its nuclear weapons enterprise. On April 9, 2015, RMI filed a court ordered Mediation Questionnaire with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the next step in its Nuclear Zero Lawsuit.
For more details, go to http://www.wagingpeace.org/marshall-islands-to-u-s-keep-your-npt-promises/
Standards for permissible exposure
fail to protect sufficiently.
They are a dam that holds back
a flood of illness and death
but cannot prevent
an “insignificant” trickle
of the diseased and damned
from passing through.
These standards are a damn dam
that lets a harmful enterprise thrive.
Today’s trickle is a warning:
In time, the dam will break
in a flood of illness and death.