Nuclear Weapons

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!

Nobel Peace Laureates Publish The Hiroshima Declaration on the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons

At the culmination of the 11th Nobel Peace Laureates Summit a group of attendees met and agreed on this statement. It was read by Jody Williams in a well attended ceremony in the Hiroshima Peace Park. Other Nobel Laureates, and Hiroshima Mayor Akiba addressed the gathering.

Signers include the American Friends Service Committee, Mikhail Gorbachev, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, the Dalai Lama, Shirin Ebadi, F. W. de Klerk, Jody Williams, the International Peace Bureau, and others.

A Different Way to Mark Veterans Day

While the U.S. marked Veterans Day, the AFSC’s delegation to this week’s Nobel Peace Laureates Summit observed Armistice Day, the holiday’s original designation, by meeting with Hiroshima’s Mayor, several fellow/sister laureates, and joining other peace advocates in Hiroshima, Japan.

Counter-NATO Summit Conference in Lisbon, Portugal Nov. 19 & 21

Friday, November 19, 2010 (All day) - Sunday, November 21, 2010 (All day)

The NATO heads of state, including President Obama, will meet in Lisbon to promulgate a new NATO doctrine for the nuclear and increasingly global alliance. Leading European and other peace advocates will gather for a counter-summit conference that will be live streamed on the web: www.no-to-nato.org.

World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

Friday, November 12, 2010 - 9:30am - Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 12:00pm

The American Reporter: How Vermonters Helped End the Cold War

DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- Twenty-five years ago this month, something else was on the annual town meeting warrants in Vermont besides school budgets and highways: stopping the spread of nuclear weapons.

Huffington Post Blog: A Nuclear-Free World Awaits Action by Obama, Senate

A-Bomb Survivor Junko Kayashige holds photo of her family - 1945

A-Bomb Survivor Junko Kayashige holds photo of her family - 1945

Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivor Junko Kayashige holds picture of her 1945 family

Humans and nuclear weapons cannot co-exist.

This start judgment begins an opinion article by the AFSC's Shan Cretin and Joseph Gerson on the urgency for action by President Obama and the U.S. Senate, on the occasion of the 11th Annual Nobel Peace Laureates Summit next month in Hiroshima Japan. 

Learn How the Past Affects your Future

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:00pm

Dr Yuli Miyamoto, Assistant Professor at De Paul University of Chicago's Peace , justice and Conflict Studies Program will speak on the issue of abolishment of nuclear weapons. Dr Miyamoto is a second generation survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima.

The event will be at Carnegie Mellon University room to be announced.

 

Film series nuclear weapons

Friday, September 24, 2010 (All day) - Sunday, September 26, 2010 (All day)

Film Series September 24th-26th at Melwood Theatre in Pittburgh

September 24th - The last Atomic Bomb
September 25th - The Last Atomic bomb, I Live in Fear, Dr Stranglove
September 26th - I Live in Fear, Dr Strangelove

 

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