Nuclear Weapons

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Countdown to Zero

Raging Grannies busking outside Harris Theatre

Nukes turn 65 -- Des Moines urges retirement


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."

Hiroshima-Nagasaki song leaders in Des Moines 8-9-10

Hiroshima-Nagasaki song leaders in Des Moines 8-9-10

Eloise Cranke and Ann Naffier, both former AFSC staff, join Highway Sigadi, formerly of the Simon Estes Youth Choir from Cape Town, South Africa, in leading songs at the 2010 Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration in Des Moines.

Truthout opinion: What we can learn from August 6 and 9

In this opinion piece, co-authored by AFSC's Jeff Napolitano,  August is commemorated as a month of memorial and actions for a nuclear free-world.

Leafleting and Petitioning

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 6:30pm - Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 9:40pm

The nuclear abolition film Countdown to Zero will run at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge from July 30 to August 5.  Meanwhile, the New ST

65 Years After Hiroshima: Time to Retire the Bomb

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Rally, short march, direct action at Livermore Labs, featuring Norman Solomon, Kaylah Marin, Daniel Zwickel, Taiko drummers, others.  Commences at corner of Vasco and Patterson Pass Roads -- northwest corner of LLNL.  Opportunities for civil disobedience at west gate, after rally.

Premier, Countdown to Zero

Friday, August 6, 2010 - 6:30pm

Premier showing of Countdown to Zero: the inconvenient truth on nuclear weapons.

Vigil at 4:00pm followed by reception at 6:30pm and movie at 8:00pm

The movie will be premiered around the country on August the 6th, the anniversary of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima.

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