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​“Presidential First Use of Nuclear Weapons: Is it Legal? Is it Constitutional? Is in Just?

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Harvard University (to be determined) • Cambridge

Speakers include Bruce Ackerman (Yale Law School), Kennette Bennedict (former Editor Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists), Bruce Blair (Global Zero), Sissela Bok (Harvard University Prof. of Philosophy), Rosa Brooks (Georgetown University Law Center), John Burroughs (Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy), Hugh Gusterson (Prof. of Anthropology, George Washington University), Rep. Jim McGovern (Massachusetts 2nd District), Prof. Zia Mian (Princeton University Program on Science and Global Security), and William Perry (former U.S.

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Solidarity and Peace Movement Struggles in Asia and Europe

When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • 5 Longfellow Park • (near Harvard Square) • Cambridge

Presentation and reportback by Joseph Gerson

No one is an island. This also applies to the world’s peace movements, which are stronger and more successful when we work together.

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Remembering Nagasaka and Welcoming the Nuclear Ban Treaty

When: Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: First Church in Boston • 66 Marborough Street • Boston

 

Ban the Bomb An Evening of Reflection, Celebration and Rededication

 

Refreshments will be provided

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Collective Reading - Original Child Bomb by Thomas Merton

When: Sunday, August 6, 2017, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Friends Meeting • Brattle Street • Longfellow Park • Cambridge

Cambridge Friends Meeting will  hold a collective reading of Thomas Merton’s “Original Child Bomb” at 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge on August 6th at 7:00 pm.  

After the reading they will walk to the Charles River to set adrift candle boats and offer reflections, as they’ve done for the past 8 years.  

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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Celebrating the U.N. Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons

When: Sunday, August 6, 2017, 11:35 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Cambridge Common • Cambridge

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Celebrating the U.N. Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons

August 6 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Building a Nuclear Free World

When: Sunday, August 6, 2017, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Watertown Square and Watertown Dock • Mt. Auburn and Arsenal St. • Watertown

Silent Vigil – Watertown Square

Music and Testimonials

Launching of the Candle boats – Watertown Dock

Please join us for a commemoration of the nuclear attack on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States in 1945 – the first use of nuclear weapons by any country – that caused over 210,000 deaths and years of misery and suffering for thousand of survivors.

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NYC Forum: One Struggle, Many Fronts: No Nukes, War, Wall or Warming

When: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Friends Meeting • 110 Schermerhorn St. • Brooklyn

Ban the Bomb! Celebrating Sister Megan Rice’s Activism, In support of the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb: NYC

When: Sunday, June 11, 2017, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: All Saints Parish • 1773 Beacon Street • Brookline

Ban the Bomb! Celebrating Sister Megan Rice’s Activism, In support of the Women’s March to Ban the Bomb: NYC

June 11 @ 4:00 pm

Sister Megan Rice with her two associates in the Oak Ridge action
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Women's March to Ban the Bomb -- New York City

When: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Outside Bryant Park • West 40th St. • New York City

 Supporting UN Negotiations to adopt a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The Women’s March to Ban the Bomb!. Bringing together people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political orientations and backgrounds, marches in NYC and around the world have been launched in support of negotiations taking place at the united Nations for a treaty to ban Nuclear Weapons!

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Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War Conference

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:45 am to 5:00 pm
Where: MIT • 50 Vassar St. • room 34-101 • Cambridge

Sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action.

Responding to the continuing risk of nuclear war or accident, this conference is intended to advocate and organize toward reducing the danger of nuclear war. It is not an academic conference, but rather one that addresses the political and economic realities of the new Trump administration, and attempts to stimulate and inform the kinds of social movement needed to change national policy. This year we mark the 50thanniversary of MLK Jr.’s historic “Beyond Vietnam” speech at Riverside Church.

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Film: Thirty Seconds To Midnight - The Final Wake Up Call

When: Monday, March 20, 2017, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • 02116 • Boston

A Film Everyone Must See - Free & Open to the Public
 

Join filmmaker Regis Tremblay for a screening of
Thirty Seconds to Midnight - The Final Wake Up Call
Watch the trailer

 

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The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs: Sneak Preview

When: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, UCC • 11 Garden St. • Cambridge

The Nuns, the Priests, and the BombsJoin us a for a screening of the exciting new documentary, The Nuns, the Priests, and the Bombs, about the struggle of nonviolent activists like Sr. Megan Rice and her colleagues to challenge the nuclear weapons establishment.  The filmmaker, Helen Young, as well as Sr. Megan, will be on hand to introduce the film and answer questions.

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Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War: A Healthcare Perspective

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Tufts University School of Medicine • Sackler Auditorum • Boston

Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War
A Health Care Perspective

A one-day Symposium to examine the catastrophic public health consequences of climate change and the ways that climate change will increase the risk of conflict, including nuclear war.

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Tufts University School of Medicine, Sackler Auditorium, Bosto
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Noam Chomsky: Extinction or Internationalism

When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Old South Church • 645 Boylston St • Copley T • Boston

Noam Chomsky

A Chomsky Legacy Event

presented by the Wallace Action Fund

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Important film screening "Command and Control"

When: Friday, September 30, 2016, 1:00 am to Thursday, October 6, 2016, 1:00 am
Where: Kendall Square Landmark Theater • 355 Binney Street • Cambridge

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