Human rihgts activists duglasPresentation Transcript
By Isaac Wright
Michael Douglasfamily and life background Michael Douglas has been involved in movie production since the early 1975’s. He has won 3 golden globes and two academy awards. Douglas was born in New Brunswick New Jersey His paternal grandparents, Harry Demsky and Bryna Demsky were Jewish immigrants from Gomel in Belarus. His mother and maternal grandparents, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Melville Dill and Ruth Rapalje Neilson, were natives of Devonshire Bermuda. Thomas Dill served as Attorney General of Bermuda and was commanding officer of the Bermada military artillery Douglas has a younger brother, Joel Douglas and two paternal half-brothers, Peter Douglas and Eric Douglas
Family backgroundcontinued He attended the Allen-Stevenson School and many other schools and colleges. Douglas married Diandra Luker on March 20, 1977, after 6 weeks of dating. They later divorced and remarried to Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones. It was announced on August 16, 2010, that Douglas was suffering from throat cancer.
Issue of involvement. Michael Douglas is an activists who wants to be nuclear free. Over 5 decades after world war 2 over 2,000 nuclear bombs were tested in over 60 countries. The sites are going to be uninhabited for at least another thousand years from all the radioactivity the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty opened for signature in 1996 will help prevent the use of nuclear weapons Over 180 countries are involved in the treaty but the ban cannot become into effect until nuclear-technology holder countries ratify.
Why is he involved Michael Douglas got involved in the idea of a nuclear free world by a stem from his childhood set in the cold war arms race Michael remembers when he lived in California and they had regular bomb drills. He isn’t only against the weapons but also the plants. For example look at the nuclear meltdown in Japan The treaty is against any use of nuclear substances anywhere and everywhere. It prohibits the use of nuclear weapons and the development of nuclear sites. The sites that are already there will stay there but no more will be built if it is passed.
Risks of nuclear weaponry andplants Michael doesn’t receive very many risks on himself but in general the fact and use of nuclear weapons are enough. If the treaty doesn’t pass then we could get bombed one day. Even what happened in Japan with the nuclear factory exploding. that could happen to us. Terrorists using nuclear weapons against the U.S is something I would never think would happen but it definitely could.
Michaels impact Michael Douglas is a very big name and has a lot of money so it makes sense that he can help a lot. Could prevent if treaty is passed of nuclear weapons use. Could save many lives by passing this treaty. The plants are being made much more defensive against natural disasters and quicker alarms The plants are being developed to recover their waste products when an emergency happens like Japan
Issue today In May 1955, the United Nations Disarmament Commission brought together the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and the Soviet Union to begin ending nuclear weapons testing. In 1962 we learned a lot of lessons from the Cuban missile crisis. On July 25 1963 John F Kennedy signed an agreement to not fire nuclear weapons into space or the water. The treaty will hopefully be done by this Friday which will mean there will be hundreds of nuclear missiles are going to be destroyed but that was in march 2010. The U.S has more than 1,200 nuclear warheads right now and russia has almost 3,000 warheads. 285 of the 337 of the worlds nuclear weapons factory are being closed or at least limited. Schools don’t have to do bomb tests or hide under the desks or have a fallout shelter. All because people are trying to make it harder and less likely to ever use nuclear warheads again.
What can we gain from thispersons effort and desire We gain many different things with this persons life. Michael puts forth a lot of time and money into something he really wants done. People get desires from when they are little children and he had to grow up in that era. So he wants to change what children and teens have to go through. Michael makes multi-millions a year on movie production and he uses his time and resources to help make the world a safer place.