Shan Cretin and Mayor Akiba discuss issues on the table at the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit. View the slideshow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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