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No Nukes: Jackson Browne and Graham Nash Sign Open Letter Warning of Nuclear Weapons

Graham Nash and Jackson Browne on stage together

Annie Lennox, Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, and more add signatures to Make Nukes History letter tied to Oppenheimer


Jackson Browne and Graham Nash — co-founders of the Musicians United for Safe Energy and the famed No Nukes concert in 1979 — are among the artists, actors, and advocates who have signed an open letter warning of the dangers of nuclear weapons.

Annie Lennox, The China Syndrome‘s star and producer Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas, Julianne Moore, Bill Nye, and more also put their names to the Make Nukes History open letter, which is tied to Oppenheimer and its expected award windfall at the Oscars this weekend.

“Oppenheimer depicts the origin story of nuclear weapons, the history of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Oppenheimer’s subsequent warnings against an arms race and the development of even more powerful weapons,” the open letter states. “Oppenheimer was right to warn us. Today, 13,000 nuclear weapons are held by nine countries. Some are 80 times more powerful than the ones that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.”

The open letter, put out by the Nuclear Threat Initiative, was also signed by Christoph Waltz, Lily Tomlin, Viggo Mortensen, Rosanna Arquette, Alan Cumming, Ellen Burstyn, and Charles Oppenheimer, the grandson of J. Robert Oppenheimer.

“As artists and advocates, we want to raise our voices to remind people that while Oppenheimer is history, nuclear weapons are not,” the letter continued. “At a time of great uncertainty, even one nuclear weapon on — on land, under the sea, in the air, or in space — is too many. To protect our families, our communities, and our world, we must demand that global leaders work to make nuclear weapons history — and build a brighter future. Please join us — before our luck runs out.”