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Walk for a Nuclear-Free Future

When: Friday, July 31, 2009, 5:00 am
Where: Leverett, Boston, Northampton

Walk For
A Nuclear Free

July 31, to August 9, 2009

Let us Join together calling for:

    * Abolition of all Nuclear Weapons

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Hiroshima Day - Silent Vigil

When: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 3:30 am to 4:30 am
Where: Waltham Common • corner of Main and Moody Streets • Waltham

             Stand with Us for Peace:  Silent Vigil

          Commemorate the atomic bombings of

     Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945


Call for the abolishment of nuclear weapons




call 781-899-6230  or  617-926-8560 or

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Acts of Terrorism?

When: Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Eliot Church • 474 Centre Street • Newton Corner

     A film and talk commemorating the Atomic Bombings of

         Hiroshima and Nagaasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945


Film: Hiroshima: Why the Bomb was Dropped: Peter Jennings narrates this powerful documentary produced by ABC in 1995.

Speaker - Dr. Joseph Gerson will discuss why the atomic weapons were first built and used - and how the United States uses them today to preserve its global empire.


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HOPE ≠ WAR; Planning Meeting for March and Rally on Anniversary of Afghanistan War

When: Monday, July 13, 2009, 3:00 pm to Friday, July 24, 2009, 5:00 pm
Where: AFSC • 2161 Mass. Ave. • Cambridge


Call for March and Rally on Anniversary of Afghanistan War
Saturday, October 3, 2009 (tentative date)
When Pres. Obama was elected on a platform of HOPE, the American people expected a speedy end to the Iraq war. They expected negotiations to settle the Afghanistan and Israel/Palestine conflicts and reduce tensions with Iran.
They did not expect the new administration to delay exit from Iraq until 2012, or to escalate the war in Afghanistan by sending 21,000 more troops, as he has done.   They did not expect an increase in drone strikes in Pakistan which have already killed 335 people, or the U.S. to strong-arm the Pakistani military into an operation which has left over two million internal refugees.  
They did not expect military spending to continue to increase, with over $100 billion appropriated for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in June 2009.
The administration’s policy review has resulted in a plan for a protracted counter-insurgency war in which human development  aid and negotiations serve only as window dressing on a war policy targeted at defeating the Taliban on the battlefield and dominating Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the central Asia region.
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Think Outside the Bomb National Conference

When: Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 9:00 pm to Sunday, August 16, 2009, 9:00 am
Where: Albuquerque • Albuquerque

I am writing to invite your young members and friends to apply for the Think Outside the Bomb National Conference to take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico this August 13-16. For five years, Think Outside the Bomb has brought young people together to share resources, strategize collaboratively, and build a widespread movement for nuclear disarmament. More than simply educating students on nuclear issues, we aim to engage every single participant intellectually, emotionally, and personally. We seek to give each participant not only the inspiration to work for a nuclear-free future for the coming year, but the tools and skills to do that work and the opportunity and camaraderie to start this organizing.

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Building the Barrier against Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power

Remarks delivered at the World Conference against A- & H- Bombs, Hiroshima, Japan, August 2011

Joseph GersonMinosan Konichi-wa. I come with deep sympathy for all that the people of Japan have suffered as a result of the March 11 catastrophes, and I am inspired by the resilience of the Japanese people and the Japanese peace movement.

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Walk for a New Spring

When: Sunday, February 27, 2011, 4:00 am to Monday, February 28, 2011, 10:00 am
Where: Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, Dorchester, Downtown • Boston

"Ending the Endless Wars" Conference

The first panel at the UJP conference. Left, Max Elbaum. Right, Najib Saliba and Ann Wright.   Photos by Pat Westwater-Jong
UJP's 10th anniversary conference, Ending the Endless Wars and Occupations, drew 250 Boston area peace activists to an all-day movement building conversation October at held at Suffolk University, and cosponsored by the Suffolk Department of Government.  The gathering was UJP's largest since the height of the Iraq war in 2006. 
Assistant Prof. Brian Conley welcomed the conference, which drew dozens of Suffolk undergraduates, to Suffolk University.  Shelagh Foreman of Peace Action read remarks, "No Justice, No Peace", by ex-Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner.   He congratulated UJP on ten years of work and emphasized the importance of the justice component, citing UJP's work to stop BU's dangerous level 4 biolab as an positive example.  Turner reminded us of Martin Luther King's "three evils" of war, racism and poverty and said that all must be addressed as part of the same system.   Turner advised us to persist in our efforts and not get discouraged in case of adversity.
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Conference, Protest to Target NATO Summit

The “countdown“ to our anti-war activities has begun 
five weeks prior to the NATO summit

Dear colleagues,

An eventful peace-weekend lies behind us: a particularly successful action conference of our network “No to NATO – no to War” paired with a contextual conference opened the last stage of preparations of our protests against the new NATO strategy.

Again and again the conference contributions pointed out focal points of the new NATO strategy that are enumerated below: 

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Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: Common-Sense Policy

Remarks by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in Hiroshima, August 6, 2010, on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city by the United States

I have come to Hiroshima on a pilgrimage for peace.

Every world leader should join us along this path.

Disarmament is among the most important, most noble, goals of the United Nations.


Festival Highlights Call to Close Nuclear Plants, Abolish Weapons

Hundreds of people of all ages gathered at Copley Square on Saturday, July 16 to back the call for a nuclear-free future.

They reflected and cheered as Harvey Wasserman, Randy Kehler, Anna Baker, and Brian Corr delivered their powerful and informative messages.

They listened, danced and applauded as Public Interest, John Loretz and Martin Hunter, Rutsubo Taiko drummers, and the Japanese theater students' group performed their moving and inspiring music and dance.
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