We must; Our governments will not

Putin has withdrawn from the S.T.A.R.T. treaty renewal talks. Talks have broken down between governments whose nuclear weapons are at the ready. Tension is the highest since the Cuban Missile Crisis. We seem headed to Mutual Assured Destruction. It is time to imagine a popular citizen’s diplomacy blossoming this spring as it did in 1983. Read Open Borders: A personal story of love, loss, and anti-war activism and relive the uprising of a city sitting in the center of Ground Zero, a target in a nuclear war. A city from which ordinary citizens wrote and carried a letter of peace to Moscow, Leningrad, and Tashkent and Samarkand in Uzbekistan and handed it out on the streets in the U.S.S.R.

Reviews suggest this slim volume will inspire the reader to action.

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 17, 2018

Published by Betsy Bell

Betsy Bell, born before WWII in New York City, spent her formative years in the Jim Crow town of Muskogee, Oklahoma. As a Girl Scout, she began her social justice activism working with a bi-racial team to integrate public schools after the 1954 Supreme Court decision mandating the end of school segregation. After completing her BA and MA at Bryn Mawr College, she began an academic career in Lawrence, Kansas where her husband taught. In Lawrence, she advocated for reproductive rights with Planned Parenthood. She lives in Seattle where she has held several career positions. Twice widowed, Betsy has published two short memoirs and several poems. For the past fourteen years, Betsy has worked with the Seattle area faith communities toward economic justice through the Jubilee USA Network. Betsy believes in the power of ordinary citizens to create a positive, inclusive and just society.