Sixty-eight civil leaders from 22 countries around the world have thrown their support behind a lawsuit filed by the Marshall Islands against nine countries for allegedly breaching a 46-year-old treaty to dismantle their nuclear arsenals. The tiny Pacific nation was the site of nuclear weapons tests in the 1940s and 1950s. Nobel peace laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mairead Maguire, among others, issued an open letter lauding the Marshall Islands for “unselfishly acting for the good of all humanity.” Santa Barbara’s Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and its president, David Krieger, acted as consultants to the Marshall Islands on the lawsuit. Read more at


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