The Russell-Einstein Manifesto | Issued in London, 9 July 1955

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“Apelamos enquanto seres humanos para seres humanos:

Lembrem-se da vossa humanidade e esqueçam o resto” ❤️

A Diana Andringa, em tempo infelizmente oportuno, tem vindo a lembrar o Manifesto Russell-Einstein, lançado em Londres , por Russell e Einstein, a 9 de julho de 1955, em plena Guerra Fria. Um apelo humanista ao fim da guerra, e do fabrico e uso de armas de destruição maciça, assinado por onze importantes cientistas e intelectuais . Alertavam então a comunidade internacional para os perigos da proliferação de armamento nuclear, e aos líderes das principais potencias nucleares para a urgência de soluções pacíficas para os conflitos internacionais. É hora de o relembrar…

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Albert Einstein e Bertrand Russel:

“Here, then, is the problem which we present to you, stark and dreadful and inescapable: Shall we put an end to the human race or shall mankind renounce war?”

In the tragic situation which confronts humanity, we feel that scientists should assemble in conference to appraise the perils that have arisen as a result of the development of weapons of mass destruction, and to discuss a resolution in the spirit of the appended draft.
We are speaking on this occasion, not as members of this or that nation, continent, or creed, but as human beings, members of the species Man, whose continued existence is in doubt. The world is full of conflicts; and, overshadowing all minor conflicts, the titanic struggle between Communism and anti- Communism.
Almost everybody who is politically conscious has strong feelings about one or more of these issues; but we want you, if you can, to set aside such feelings and consider yourselves only as members of a biological species which has had a remarkable history, and whose disappearance none of us can desire.
We shall try to say no single word which should appeal to one group rather than to another. All, equally, are in peril, and, if the peril is understood, there is hope that they may collectively avert it.

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