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Free film screening: "Atomic Cafe"

When: Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

Atomic CafeOne of the defining documentaries of the 20th century, The Atomic Cafe offers a darkly humorous glimpse into mid-century America, an era rife with paranoia, anxiety, and misapprehension. Whimsical and yet razor-sharp, this timeless classic illuminates the often comic paradoxes of American life in the Atomic Age, while also exhibiting a genuine nostalgia for an earlier and more innocent nation.

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How the US Nuclear Weapons Modernization Program Is Increasing the Chances of Accidental Nuclear War with Russia

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard University, CGIS South • 1730 Cambridge St • Belfer Room • Cambridge

Theodore Postol

Speaker: Theodore Postol, Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy Massachusetts Institu

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Elaine Scarry: Democracy and Nuclear Weapons Cannot Co-Exist

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl Street • Central T • Cambridge

This will be the final talk in the series accompanying the Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Working for a Nuclear Weapons-Free World exhibit. Her talk will build from her recent book Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom and from her recent speaking engagements in Hiroshima.

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Ward Wilson: The Realist Case for Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Central Square Library • 45 Pearl Street • Central T • Cambridge

The second series of   the Remembering Hiroshima series, sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action, American Friends  Service  Committee, and Global Zero.

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Hillary Chute: Graphic Novels and the Trauma of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

When: Thursday, February 18, 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 presents,  the third series of the Remembering Hiroshima Series, featuring  Hillary  Chute. 

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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


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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