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In 1984 we took on General Electric for producing and promoting nuclear weapons. During the height of the Cold War, this industry leader played a major role in pushing for policies resulting in the stockpiling of weapons of mass destruction. Our hard-hitting documentary film Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment, won an Academy Award in 1992, exposing GE plants nation-wide linked to cancer-related death and disease in nearby residents and GE's own employees.

Our international boycott of GE products cost the company over $100 million in lost medical equipment sales. Major retail stores including Safeway and Target began stocking light bulbs made by other companies. In 1993, GE caved under enormous public pressure and moved out of the nuclear weapons business. When our campaign began, the world was on the brink of nuclear annihilation: 50,000 nuclear warheads were on constant alert and the US was building five nuclear bombs a day. At the close of the campaign, no nuclear bombs were in production on American soil. Allied organizations continue to work toward the elimination of weapons of mass destruction.


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Academy Award Winning Film: Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons and Our Environment