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Anniversary of Contrast: the 75th Year of UN Founding and Atomic Bombings

When: Thursday, August 6, 2020, 9:00 am to Sunday, August 9, 2020, 5:00 pm
Where: Newton Free Library (Main Branch) • Homer St. and Walnut St. • Newton

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is reflecting on two of the most pivotal events in world history on their 75th anniversaries: the founding of the United Nations and the dropping of A-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in an 11 sign lawn exhibit on the Walnut street side of the Newton Free Library from August 6 to 9. 

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"Back from the Brink" teach-in at state house

When: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • Beacon St. • Room 437 • Boston

Please mark your calendars for our October 22nd "teach in" on Back from the Brink at the statehouse, which is open to the public (in addition to legislators and their staff). I have included the flyer below (and attached) and would very much appreciate it if you could pass it around. In an interesting twist for a statehouse gathering, some members of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra will join us in opening the event with classical music.  

The panel will include: 

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World Conference - Abolish Nuclear Weapons; Resist and Reverse the Climate Crisis; For Social and Economic Justice

When: Friday, April 24, 2020, 6:00 pm to Sunday, April 26, 2020, 3:00 pm
Where: Riverside Church • 490 Riverside Drive • New York City

Announcement: April 24-26 World Conference, Rally, March & Petitions Presentations

The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York City, NY USA

Eve of NPT Review Conference

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Nuclear Disarmament in a Changing World

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • Beacon St. • room 437 • Boston


On the initiative of Rep. Jonathan Hecht, Boris, Oleg and Achin will be the featured speakers at a State House briefing.  We encourage members of the public to join us. 

 (Arrive a bit early, as they do a light security scan at the State House entrance.)

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"Madam Secretary": Nuclear War and National TV

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library • 449 Broadway • Cambridge

Can television help engage and educate the public and raise awareness of profound political and social issues? Alexander Maggio, writer/producer and political advisor for the CBS TV hit political drama series “Madam Secretary,” will show the episode “Night Watch,” a dramatization of a false alarm nuclear attack on the US, and will talk about the use of TV as a vehicle to raise awareness of political and social issues. Also speking: Elaine Scarry, professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University.

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“Long Way Out - A Psychological Journey” with Nicole Waybright

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
“Long Way Out - A Psychological Journey” 
with Nicole Waybright
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"Let them all in: Ending the Permanent Refugee Crisis" with Khury Petersen-Smith

When: Sunday, February 3, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

The nightmare at the US’ southern border–thousands of stranded asylum seekers, detention camps for migrants, and a border patrol on the rampage–
is a horrifying slice of a global problem. Wars, economic disaster, and environmental devastation are displacing people all around the world. The US and
other states respond with violence, but we must build solidarity.

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Steps to a Nuclear Free World: A Nuclear Conference

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: New Jersey Institute of Technology • Newark

Night Watch: A Discussion about Nuclear Warfare

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: MIT (to be announced) • 75 Amherst St, Building E14 • MIT Media Lab, Room 674 • Cambridge

Nuclear Urgencies: Pilgrim and Beyond

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: First Church • 11 Garden Street • Cambridge

Creating Hope: What can we do to Abolish Nuclear Weapons?

When: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: More Than Words • 242 East Berkeley Street • 2nd floor • Boston

Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility is holding a free, open discussion/training day on Sunday, November 18 from 2-5pm entitled “Creating Hope: What Can We Do to Abolish Nuclear Weapons?”. It will be held at More Than Words bookstore in the South End, a 3 minute walk from the Broadway stop on the red line.

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"Before They End Us": The global movement to end nuclear weapons and protect planetary health

When: Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library • 449 Broadway • Cambridge

International Day for the Complete Elimination of Nuclear Weapons/Don’t Bank on the Bomb Protests at BNP Paribas Bank

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: BNP Paribas Bank • 75 State Street • Boston

BNP Paribas is a French bank, with operations in more than 70 countries and $8 billion invested in loans and financial services that support production of nuclear weapons. Despite its social investment screening policy, it persists with its investments for the preparation of nuclear war.

ICAN, last year’s Nobel Peace Prize recipient organization has called for protests at BNO Paribas across the world on the United Nations International Day for the Complete Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

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Stand Out/Vigil protesting Nuclear Weapons Modernization at Hanscom Air Base

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Hanscom Air Force Base • intersection of Marrett Rd (2A) and Hanscom Dr. • Lincoln

An essential element of the Pentagon’s $1.2 trillion upgrade of U.S. preparations for nuclear war is upgrading the communications systems needed to launch these genocidal and potentially omnicidal weapons. Led by Mass Peace Action, people from neighboring communities and beyond conduct a vigil at the intersection through which thousands of workers at the base and military-industrial complex offices must pass.

For more information contact Michelle Cunha at

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Power Struggle: Nuclear Power and Democracy

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Brattle Theater • 40 Brattle Street • Cambridge


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