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Peace & Planet Protest Demands Urgent Action on Nuclear Disarmament

MAPA members John MacDougall, Rosalie Anders, and Christie Dennis at Union Square rally

MAPA marchers P+P

From Japan to Norway, Kazakhstan to the Navajo Nation, and South Korea to Harlem, the Peace & Planet mobilization drew people from every corner of the globe and every walk of life to voice the common demand of humanity:  We must eliminate nuclear weapons before they eliminate us.

Newburyport activists wave goodbye to nuclear weapons on April 26

Newburyport activists wave goodbye to nuclear weapons on April 26

After drawing 500 people to a two-day conference April 24-25 with dozens of speakers and workshops, Peace & Planet kicked off the Global Wave from Union Square, Manhattan, then marched to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and delivered eight million petition signatures to United Nations officials.

Massachusetts Peace Action brought at least 75 people to New York, including 30 who came on a Boston area bus, 15 on a student bus from Worcester, two carpools, and others who traveled by train or bus. We carried posters designed by our student art contest winners.

Metrowest Peace Action's Janet Jakubowski. Carol Coakley, and Faith Madzar, and Natick High School contest winner Isabella DeMarco, wave goodbye to nuclear weapons from the Natick Earth Day celebration April 26

Metrowest Peace Action's Janet Jakubowski. Carol Coakley, Faith Madzar, and Liz Spark, and Natick High School contest winner Isabella DeMarco (second from right), wave goodbye to nuclear weapons from the Natick Earth Day celebration April 26

AFSC's Joseph Gerson (left) presents 8 million signatures to UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane as Peace Action's Kevin Martin (right, facing away) looks on

AFSC's Joseph Gerson (left) presents 8 million signatures to UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane as Peace Action's Kevin Martin (right, facing away) looks on

Massachusetts activists launched Global Wave events from Newburyport and Natick as well as participating in the one from New York City.

Read more about the Peace & Planet actions last weekend on Common Dreams and read the widely distributed AP story.

See more photos of the Conference, of the Convocation, Rally, March and Festival, and of the Global Wave!

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