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Film: Countdown to Zero

Friday, July 30, 2010 (All day) - Friday, August 13, 2010 (All day)

Bay area premiere of Academy-award winner Lawrence ("An Inconvenient Truth") Bender's documentary on history of and current possibilities eliminating nuclear weapons. 

Sponsored by AFSC, with support of Ploughshares Fund

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.

Speakers include:

Joseph Gerson's Main Speech - Third China-U.S. Civil Society Peace Forum, Changzhou, China June 20

American Continuities: Obama’s Asian and Nuclear Weapons Policies

Dr. Joseph Gerson

Changzhou, China, June 20, 2010

I have been asked to say a few words about the Obama Administration’s overall foreign and military policies, focusing on its policies toward China and the Asia-Pacific and its approach to nuclear weapons.

Help us Achieve Nuclear Non-Proliferation by Sending Postcards to your Congressmen and Senators

In preparation for the 65th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, PMR's Peace-building program is asking you to sign and send these postcards to your Congressional Representatives and Senators.

Countdown Zero Film

Movie poster for film, "Countdown to Zero"

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration

Monday, August 9, 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Mushroom cloud transformed

Mushroom cloud transformed

Mushroom cloud transformed

Join us in asking Congress to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Parking is in the parking lot of the Iowa Judicial building on the south side of  Court Ave. The bell is west of that building. The rain site will be Cavalry Baptist Church, 606 East 9th St. Please bring lawn chairs for your comfort during the observance, and flowers for laying at the Japanese Bell.

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