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Joseph Gerson: Hibakusha and their Quest for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl Street • Central T • Cambridge

Massachusetts Peace Action and American Friends Service Committee invite you to the first of a series of talks on Remembering Hiroshima! The first talk is based on Hibakusha and their quest for a nuclear weapon-free world. Hibakusha is the word coined by the Japanese for those who survived the atomic bombs. The word Hibakusha literally translates to bomb-affected-people.

Joseph Gerson, Director of AFSC’s Peace & Economic Security program is the author of With Hiroshima Eyes and Empire and the Bomb. He has worked closely with Hibakusha, the witness/ survivors of A- & H- bombs detonations in Japan and other nations for three decades. His talk will include photos of these courageous women and men, excerpts of their testimonies, and descriptions of their work for a nuclear weapons-free world.

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Film: “Containment”: The dangers of storing nuclear waste

When: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St • Central T • Cambridge

Reducing the Dangers of Nuclear War

When: Saturday, April 2, 2016, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: MIT Room 34-101 • 50 Vassar St • Kendall T • Cambridge

Saturday, April 2, 9am - 5pm

MIT Building 34, 50 Vassar St., Cambridge

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Building Peace and Justice– Now More than Ever: Massachusetts Peace Action 2016 Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge - Jewett Auditorium • 11 Garden St • Harvard T • Cambridge

Remembering Hiroshima: Working for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

When: Monday, February 1, 2016, 9:00 am to Monday, February 29, 2016, 5:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl St • Central T • Cambridge

Anti-Nuclear Weapons Protest at Draper Laboratory

When: Monday, January 25, 2016, 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Where: 538 Main Street • Cambridge

Noam Chomsky: Three Minutes to Midnight

When: Sunday, December 6, 2015, 3:00 pm
Where: First Church in Roxbury • 10 Putnam St • Roxbury

Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1

When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Harvard-Epworth Methodist Church • 1555 Massachusetts Ave • near Harvard Law School • Cambridge

Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1 is an exposé of the U.S. H-bomb tests on the Marshall Islands in the 1950s and their tragic effects on the Marshall Islanders, which continue to this day. Discussion follows

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Nuclear Weapons from Hiroshima to Iran: Problems and Solutions - Aron Bernstein

When: Monday, October 26, 2015, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library • 449 Broadway • Cambridge

The importance of nuclear weapons and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is highlighted by the intense debate about the Iran agreement. This talk will simply and objectively present the basic issues of nuclear weapons- how they work, their destructive potential, their history, and how to reduce the probability that they will be used.

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Building Sustainable Security

When: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall • 1585 Massachusetts Ave. • Cambridge

A One-Day Conference 

Confirmed Speakers

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Noam Chomsky
MIT Institute Professor, author, Because We Say So

Michael McPhearson

Michael McPhearson
Executive Director, Veterans For Peace

Harris Gruman

Harris Gruman
Co-Chair, RaiseUp Massachusetts; SEIU

Carl Williams

Carl Williams
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts

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Cassandra Bensahih
Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA)

Barbara Madeloni

Barbara Madeloni
President, Masachusetts Teachers Association (MTA)

Chung-Wha Hong

Chung-Wha Hong
Executive Director
Grassroots International

Susan Redlich

Susan Redlich
350 Massachusetts divestment core team

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Jamie Eldridge
State Senator

Will Hopkins

Will Hopkins
New Hampshire Peace Action

In the name of national security, our coun­try's policies  are caus­ing multiple, sys­temic cri­ses.  These include cli­mate ca­tas­trophe, ex­treme inequality, con­stant wars, deep-seated racism, mass incar­ceration, and a militarized cul­ture.

Only large social movements can remove these barriers to genuine security and construct a society based on Sustainable Security.

This conference will explore three pillars of sustainable national and world security:

  • A fairly-shared global prosperity based on economic, social, and racial justice
  • Emergency action to address climate change and build a new, fossil-fuel-free energy system
  • A Foreign Policy for All based on even-handed diplomacy, ending our disastrous military interventions, abolition of nuclear weapons, and reclaiming war resources for the urgent needs that face our world

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Join Us! in this effort to strategize, collaborate and mobilize for effective action together.  

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WILPF Film Series: The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age

When: Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Central Square Branch Library • 45 Pearl Street • Cambridge

The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age 

Produced by Robert Richter & Kathleen Sullivan.

Moving, living witnesses, survivors of two of the world's most momentous crises of our nuclear age; Nagasaki in 1945 and Fukushima in 2011 - interlaced with experts and archival footage, some shocking, illuminating the largely unrecognized connection between nuclear weapons and nuclear power, and the growing global movements to abolish both.

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Getting Things Straight About the Iran Deal

From the September 18 Cambridge Chronicle - By Paul Shannon

CAMBRIDGE

Lately debate on the Iran agreement has been reverberating in Washington and the national media. A few basic questions about the deal may help clarify just what’s at stake.

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Getting Things Straight About the Iran Deal

Paul Shannon's Guest Column in the Cambridge Chronicle, September 18, 2015

CAMBRIDGE

Lately debate on the Iran agreement has been reverberating in Washington and the national media. A few basic questions about the deal may help clarify just what’s at stake.

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No 2 Nukes: Yes 2 Peace

When: Saturday, September 26, 2015, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Democracy Center • 45 Mt Auburn St • Harvard T • Cambridge

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.

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