Sixteen years after the end of the cold war, 480 US nuclear weapons remain in Europe under NATO nuclear sharing arrangements, spread across Germany, Belgium, Italy , the Netherlands, Turkey and the UK (which has 110 B61 bombs at Lakenheath). Each of these nuclear bombs has a destructive capacity of up to 10 times that of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, with a combined power that is capable of wiping Europe off the map. Please support a declaration in the European Parliament calling for the withdrawal of US nuclear weapons from European territory by the end of 2006.
Written Declaration 0047/2006 opened for signature on 12 June and lapses on 12 September 2006. It has been submitted by MEPs Caroline Lucas (UK) and Angelika Beer (Germany). Written Declarations have a three month life, so it's very important to gather support for this over the summer to ensure it gets sufficient votes to pass. Greenpeace will be sending the declaration and a letter explaining the initiative to all MEPs in the NATO nuclear sharing countries and to others, but this effort needs broad civil society support.
ACTION: Please let your MEP know you want US nuclear weapons out of Europe. Use Medact's statement which you can access in the accompanying file and ask him/her to endorse this declaration to help make that happen. You can find your MEP on /www.europarl.org.uk/uk_meps/Members.Mail.htm. And please let the Medact office know what action you take and what response you get.