How do we keep 24,000 nuclear weapons safe and secure? How do we keep track of all these weapons to make sure they don’t end up in the hands of political or religious zealots? Is it just a matter of time before our worst fears are realized?
In 1982, the United Nations held its Second Special Session on Nuclear Disarmament. The first session, held in 1978, failed to render any significant developments in the U.N.’s effort to address the overwhelming threat posed by the arms race. “The increase in weapons, especially nuclear weapons, far from helping to strengthen international security, on the contrary weakens it,” read the declaration. “(It) heightens the sense of insecurity among all states, including the non-nuclear-weapon states, and increases the threat of nuclear war.” How much progress have we yet to make?
The Native American Iroquois tribe believes we are caretakers of mother earth, and must think of the impact on children born seven generations into the future when making decisions. This is a responsibility we all share and a promise we make to our children. Global Zero is the only international network dedicated to ridding the world of those 24,000 weapons. You can’t change the world overnight, but you can get involved. As a parent, supporting this organization and its urgent message is the least I could do.
A previously unreleased poem of Jim Morrison’s is going to be part of a CD coming out May 10th. The six song CD titled “The Prayer Cycle 2: Path to Zero” from producer Jonathan Elias, is an album of inspirational music that dares to cross genres and styles of music. The proceeds of the CD will be donated to Global Zero, an organization dedicated to nuclear disarmament.
The CD includes the Morrison poem “Moonshine Night,” which is described as being “about the plight of the Native Americans whose land was violated during the creation of the atomic bomb.” The poem has its provenience in long time Doors producer Paul Rothchild. Rothchild met Elias and they started talking about Morrison’s poetry and Rothchild revealed he had a recording of this Morrison poem. “Moonshine Night” will be included on the CD as a piece of a larger composition titled “Fallout” which will also include contributions from Sinead O’Connor, Robert Downey Jr, and System of a Down’s Serj Tankian.
A previous CD by Elias “The Prayer Cycle” included contributions from artists like Linda Rondstadt, Alanis Morrisette, Perry Farrell, and James Taylor.