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Nuclear Disarmament in a Changing World

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • Beacon St. • room 437 • Boston

 

On the initiative of Rep. Jonathan Hecht, Boris, Oleg and Achin will be the featured speakers at a State House briefing.  We encourage members of the public to join us. 

 (Arrive a bit early, as they do a light security scan at the State House entrance.)

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"Madam Secretary": Nuclear War and National TV

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library • 449 Broadway • Cambridge

Can television help engage and educate the public and raise awareness of profound political and social issues? Alexander Maggio, writer/producer and political advisor for the CBS TV hit political drama series “Madam Secretary,” will show the episode “Night Watch,” a dramatization of a false alarm nuclear attack on the US, and will talk about the use of TV as a vehicle to raise awareness of political and social issues. Also speking: Elaine Scarry, professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University.

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“Long Way Out - A Psychological Journey” with Nicole Waybright

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston
“Long Way Out - A Psychological Journey” 
with Nicole Waybright
 
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"Let them all in: Ending the Permanent Refugee Crisis" with Khury Petersen-Smith

When: Sunday, February 3, 2019, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Community Church of Boston • 565 Boylston Street, 2nd floor • Boston

The nightmare at the US’ southern border–thousands of stranded asylum seekers, detention camps for migrants, and a border patrol on the rampage–
is a horrifying slice of a global problem. Wars, economic disaster, and environmental devastation are displacing people all around the world. The US and
other states respond with violence, but we must build solidarity.

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Steps to a Nuclear Free World: A Nuclear Conference

When: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: New Jersey Institute of Technology • Newark

Night Watch: A Discussion about Nuclear Warfare

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: MIT (to be announced) • 75 Amherst St, Building E14 • MIT Media Lab, Room 674 • Cambridge

Nuclear Urgencies: Pilgrim and Beyond

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: First Church • 11 Garden Street • Cambridge

Creating Hope: What can we do to Abolish Nuclear Weapons?

When: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: More Than Words • 242 East Berkeley Street • 2nd floor • Boston

Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility is holding a free, open discussion/training day on Sunday, November 18 from 2-5pm entitled “Creating Hope: What Can We Do to Abolish Nuclear Weapons?”. It will be held at More Than Words bookstore in the South End, a 3 minute walk from the Broadway stop on the red line.

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"Before They End Us": The global movement to end nuclear weapons and protect planetary health

When: Monday, October 29, 2018, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library • 449 Broadway • Cambridge

International Day for the Complete Elimination of Nuclear Weapons/Don’t Bank on the Bomb Protests at BNP Paribas Bank

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: BNP Paribas Bank • 75 State Street • Boston

BNP Paribas is a French bank, with operations in more than 70 countries and $8 billion invested in loans and financial services that support production of nuclear weapons. Despite its social investment screening policy, it persists with its investments for the preparation of nuclear war.

ICAN, last year’s Nobel Peace Prize recipient organization has called for protests at BNO Paribas across the world on the United Nations International Day for the Complete Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

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Stand Out/Vigil protesting Nuclear Weapons Modernization at Hanscom Air Base

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Hanscom Air Force Base • intersection of Marrett Rd (2A) and Hanscom Dr. • Lincoln

An essential element of the Pentagon’s $1.2 trillion upgrade of U.S. preparations for nuclear war is upgrading the communications systems needed to launch these genocidal and potentially omnicidal weapons. Led by Mass Peace Action, people from neighboring communities and beyond conduct a vigil at the intersection through which thousands of workers at the base and military-industrial complex offices must pass.

For more information contact Michelle Cunha at cunha.michelle@gmail.com

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Power Struggle: Nuclear Power and Democracy

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Brattle Theater • 40 Brattle Street • Cambridge

Community reading of Thomas Merton’s “Original Child Bomb"

When: Monday, August 6, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Friends Meeting House • 5A Longfellow Park • Cambridge

The Quakers of Friends Meeting at Cambridge will hold a collective reading of Thomas Merton’s “Original Child Bomb,” followed by a procession to the Charles River to float candles as is done throughout the world in commemoration of the atomic bombings. The reading will begin at 7:00 at Friends Meeting at Cambridge (5 Longfellow Park Cambridge). For more information contact John Bach (johnmbach@yahoo.com or 970 209-8346)

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Physicians for Social Responsibility: Honorinbg Dr. Victor Sidel

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory • Huntington Avenue • Bosotn

An evening honoring Dr. Victor Sidel

Concert with the Longwood Symphony: featuring Mendelssohn's Symphony #5

To advance our shared commitment to a world withut nuclear weapons

for more information or to buy tickets contact:

http://ippnw.org/heaing-art.html

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki Week: Building Peace with North Korea, Iran, and Russia

When: Friday, August 3, 2018, 12:00 pm to Thursday, August 9, 2018, 9:00 pm
Where: greater Boston • Boston

73 years have passed since the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 48 years since the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) took effect, and almost one year since the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opened for signing.  Yet the five original nuclear weapons

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