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."
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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