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New START treaty ratified by U.S. Senate

On December 22 the U.S. Senate voted to ratify the New START treaty 71-26.

AFSC and our supporters across the U.S. – including many of you – have worked tirelessly to make sure this treaty was negotiated, signed, and ratified.

Your calls, emails, letters to the editor, visits with senators and their staff, and your financial support, have all helped make this possible.  Thank you!

Countdown to Zero

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Nukes turn 65 -- Des Moines urges retirement

DES MOINES CROWD OBSERVES HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI  -- SEVENTY CALL FOR ZERO NUKES AND FOR THE SUPPORT OF START II

By Jeffrey Weiss, Executive Director of Catholic Peace Ministry (CPM)

A crowd of 70 people, representing 20 organizations including CPM and AFSC, assembled at the Japanese Bell on the Iowa State Capitol grounds on August 9, 2010 to observe the 65th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The theme this year was "From Hiroshima to a World Free of Nuclear Weapons."

July 8: Disarmament in the Age of Obama

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

President Obama has made disarmament a priority. Among the modest steps his administration has taken is the negotiation of the “New START” treaty with Russia. Massachusetts' new senator, Scott Brown, will play a major role in determining whether or not the treaty is ratified or if the future of arms control and disarmament will be thrown into chaos.

Join us to learn more about how the Obama Administration’s nuclear policies and disarmament agenda affect our lives and relate to its overall foreign policy agenda.

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