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Kiev’s Atrocities and the Silence of the Hawks

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Ukraine, NATO and the World At Turning Points

Presented at the Sarajevo Peace Event, June 7, 2014

Joseph GersonFriends,

It is a privilege to be joining and learning from you here in Sarajevo. I especially want to thank Reiner Braun of IALANA and IPB and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung for this opportunity.

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Cambridge’s Annual Commemoration of the Holocaust

When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Temple Beth Shalom • 8 Tremont St • Cambridge

Recalling all who perished during the Holocaust, this year’s program features an evening of music, candle lighting, and remembrance. The guest speaker is Israel “Izzy” Arbeiter. Mr. Arbeiter is a Holocaust survivor and lifelong rights activist who lost several family members – including both of his parents – in the Holocaust.

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Negotiations, not Cold War, to Resolve Ukraine Crisis

The Whistleblower (film)

When: Thursday, March 1, 2012, 2:00 pm
Where: Wellesley College • Pendleton East 239 Amphitheater • Wellesley

This ripped-from-the-headlines thriller film is inspired by actual events. Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) is a Nebraskan police officer, who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk.

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Reiner Braun: No to War - No to NATO (CANCELLED)

When: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: American Friends Service Committee office • 2161 Massachusetts Avenue • Porter Sq T • Cambridge

This Event is Cancelled due to scheduling difficulties

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Challenges of Globalization: Global Engagement

When: Monday, February 13, 2012, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church • 3 Church St • Harvard Sq T • Cambridge

Program starts @ 2pm    Keynote @ 7pm  


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NATO's Nuclear Doctrines: Omnicidal Weapons and "Vassal States"

Address by Joseph Gerson at the No NATO/No War Counter-Summit
Lisbon, Portugal November 19, 2010
I want to thank Reiner Braun and the planning committee for the privilege of being able to join you here in Lisbon, long a geopolitical pivot of Europe, to challenge NATO, its nuclear policies and Afghanistan war.
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Standing Army - U.S. Film Premiere

When: Sunday, February 27, 2011, 8:30 am to 11:00 am
Where: Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space • Broadway at 95th St • New York, NY

Join us for the U.S. premiere of STANDING ARMY, an award-winning 2010 documentary by Italian filmmakers Thomas Fazi and Enrico Parenti. The film poses the question: Why, 65 years after the end of Word War II, does the United States still maintain over 40 military bases in Italy? STANDING ARMY gives an inside view of U.S. bases in Okinawa, Vicenza, Kosovo, Diego Garcia, and Iraq.

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Women Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland

When: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 11:15 am to 12:45 pm
Where: Wellesley College • 106 Central St • Multifaith Center, Ground Level, Houghton Chapel • Wellesley

Sandra McEvoy, Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights

Women Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland: Gender, Resistance and The Barricades


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Statements at UJP Program on Ukraine

United for Justice with Peace held a forum on "Crisis in the Ukraine: Cold War? Civil War? Roots of the Conflict" on Wednesday, May 28 in Cambridge.  Following are excerpts from the two presentations. 

Mark Solomon, professor of history emeritus, Simmons college:

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