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Toward a nuclear-free future: Making sense of nuclear weapons in 2010

Overview of opportunities for nuclear disarmament and abolotion in 2010.

UN leader tells conference: Nuclear disarmament is my top priority

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addressed the nearly 1,000 participants of the International Peace Movement Conference to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The Secretary said that "Our shared vision is within reach...a nuclear-free world." And that "nuclear disarmament is my top priority."

Think Outside the Bomb

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

"Think Outside the Bomb is the US's largest youth network for nuclear abolition.   Our national tour will provide critical information on the uses of nuclear weapons and power industries, as well as a critical look at how we engage in resistance.  We seek to create a world free of nuclear weapons and power through creating an affirming culture of resistance."

Nuclear Abolition Conference Draws Thousands

Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations General Secretary.

Thousands are expected to gather at Riverside Church in New York City for a historic conference on nuclear weapons abolition. They will hear an address on Saturday by Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General.

From the Eagle Square Deli to the United Nations

My Turn

By Arnie Alpert / For the Concord Monitor

April 26th, 2010

When Kurt Ehrenberg phoned to say Barack Obama would pay a lunchtime visit to the Eagle Square Deli, Martha Yager, Erin Placey and I hustled right over for some lunch and politics, New Hampshire-style.

CV of Joseph Gerson

Dr. Joseph Gerson has served the American Friends Service committee since 1976 and is currently AFSC Disarmament Coordinator and Director of Programs and Director of the Peace and Economic Security Program for the AFSC in New England. His program work focuses on challenging and overcoming U.S. global hegemony: its preparations for and threats to initiate nuclear war, and its military domination of the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Cost of nuclear weapons

A handout with facts and figures about the status of nuclear weapons around the world.

Videos in Opposition to Nuclear Arms

Since August of 1945 AFSC has had a consistant stance against the use of nuclear weapons. Starting in the 1950s, AFSC created a series of films about militarism, nuclear weapons, and war. 

Which Way the Wind? - Segment 5

After 300 years, William Penn’s words to the American Indians remain poignant – and an example of how to reach across the chasms that divide us.

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