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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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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


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


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 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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Debate: Should Congress Approve the Nuclear Agreement with Iran?

When: Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Harvard University - Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building-5th Floor • Cambridge

Panel Discussion

Series: Project on Managing the Atom Seminar Series

Discussants: James Walsh
  William H. Tobey
Moderator: Matthew Bunn

Congress is entering the final phase of its review of the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”—the nuclear agreement between the P5+1 and Iran. A vote on the agreement will take place in a matter of days. In this debate, nonproliferation experts William Tobey and Jim Walsh will engage in a formal debate of the resolution “Congress should approve the nuclear agreement with Iran,” moderated by Prof. Matthew Bunn. The debate will be followed by Q&A with the audience. Light refreshments provided.

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30th Anniversary Celebration: New England Peace Pagoda

When: Sunday, October 4, 2015, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: New England Peace Pagoda • Leverett
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There is Hope for Nuclear Weapons Abolition

When: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Grace Church • 76 Eldridge Street • Newton Corner • Newton
Ellen Thomas maintained a vigil for global nuclear disarmament for 18 years in front of the White House. She is currently co-chair of the WILPF national Disarmament Committee.
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Annals of Nuclear Resistance

In honor of Peace and Planet Summer and Nuclear Free Future Month, United for Peace and Justice is launching an Annals of Nuclear Resistance project to recall and tell the storied resistance to nuclear weapons and power. 

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki are Still With Us

When: Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 7:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Where: University Lutheran Church • 66 Winthrop St • near Harvard Sq • Cambridge

Boston Remembers Hiroshima and Nagasaki

When: Thursday, August 6, 2015, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: First Church in Boston • 66 Marlborough St • Arlington T • Boston

Boston Remembers Hiroshima and NagasakiAs part of our series of events to remember the seventieth anniversary of the atomic bombings, Massachusetts Peace Action is holding an event called Boston Remembers Hiroshima and Nagasaki in

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