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Arlington Peace Vigil in support of the Iran Agreement

Arlington United for Justice with Peace responded to the moveon.org call for local peace vigils in support of the Iran agreement that is currently before Congress for a vote. 

Despite the rain, twenty people stood out for an hour at Arlington Town Hall on Thursday, September 10 from 6 to 7 pm.

Dr. Joseph Gerson from the American Friends Service Committee, who is expert on all nuclear weapons policies, spoke in favor of the agreement, saying how important diplomacy is. 

Dr. Gerson pointed out the U.S. has selective concerns with regard to nuclear proliferation, yet is not fulfilling its own treaty obligations to work to abolish nuclear weapons under the Non-Proliferation Treaty. 

"We hope that the many vigils tonight across the country in favor of the Iran agreement are a revitalization of the movement to abolish nuclear weapons," said vigil host Thea Paneth, a founding member of Arlington UJP. 

Arlington United for Justice with Peace holds monthly vigils, the first Saturday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Medford Street.  The public is invited.  Arlington UJP can be reached at arlingtonujp@yahoo.com.

 

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