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International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

Posted to Action Poetry

"We are but transient passengers on this planet Earth. It does not belong to us. We are not free to doom generations yet unborn. We are not at liberty to erase humanity's past or dim its future. Social systems do not endure for an eternity. This continuity is sacred. We physicians, who shepherd human life from birth to death, are aware of the resiliency, courage, and creativity that human beings possess. We have an abiding faith in the concept that humanity can control what humanity creates. This perception provides optimistic purpose in reversing the direction of humankind's potential tragic destiny."