Celebs urge Obama to push for ‘world without nuclear weapons’

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A new video starring top Hollywood celebrities urges President Obama to set forth a plan for disarming the world of nuclear weapons at this week’s G-8 Summit in Northern Ireland.

The video was produced by Global Zero, a D.C.-based “social movement” whose mission is “to eliminate all nuclear weapons by 2030.”

“Some argue that the spread of these weapons cannot be stopped, cannot be checked,” Robert De Niro says in the video.

“Such fatalism is a deadly adversary,” Matt Damon adds.

Whoopi Goldberg, Morgan Freeman, Naomi Watts, John Cusack and Christoph Waltz also appear in the ad.

“The message from national security experts and citizens around the world is clear: the only way to eliminate the global nuclear danger is to eliminate all nuclear weapons,” Michael Douglas says in the video. “It’s time to set the world’s course to zero.”

Global Zero said in a press release that President Obama “will have to go beyond the bilateral process President Reagan started of U.S.-Soviet/Russian arms reductions and bring the other leading nuclear powers into international arms negotiations for the first time in history.”

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