Nuclear Abolition

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Please sign the Appeal for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Gensuikyo, the Japan Council against A & H Bombs, is one of the world's leading organizations advocating the complete abolition of nuclear weapons. On the eve of the 2010 NPT Review Conference, Gensuikyo delivered seven million petition signatures urging abolition. They had launched a new signature campaign which AFSC and many other organizations have endorsed and are supporting. Please sign:

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. 

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Huffington Post Blog

Salem MA Gazette: Celebrating International Day of Peace by Honoring AFSC

Salem State University Peace Institute celebrates International Day of Peace every year by giving a Champion of Peace award and holding a songfest with peace music.

This year Maggi Smith-Dalton and Salem State students will sing peace songs and the Champion of Peace plaque will be awarded to American Friends Service Committee – New England region.

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


Countdown to Zero

Raging Grannies busking outside Harris Theatre

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.

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO movie screenings

Friday, July 30, 2010 - 1:55pm - Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 1:55pm

Screenings are on Friday: 1:30pm/4:10pm/7pm (SOLD OUT)/9:45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11:20am/1:30pm/4:10pm/7pm/9:45pm

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