Nuclear Disarmament

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A Call to Commemorate the 70th Anniversaries of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki A-Bombings

"It is because of nuclear weapons that the human race continues to be threatened. That is why, ultimately, the one thing that we atomic bomb survivors are calling for is the elimination of every last nuclear weapon." – Chieko Watanabe – Nagasaki Hibakusha

“The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking ... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.” – Albert Einstein

Iran nuclear deal resources

Nonconformism

Artwork by Hans Heydebreck

Check out these resources to learn more about the Iran nuclear deal.

With Hiroshima Eyes: Toward a Nuclear Weapons Free World

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

Joseph Gerson Talk

Talk by AFSC Disarmament Coordinator, Joseph Gerson

Join us for a talk by Dr. Joseph Gerson.

 

Dr. Joseph Gerson is the American Friends Service Committee’s Disarmament Coordinator. He has recently returned from the World Conference Against Atomic and Hydrogen Weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the NATO Counter Summit in Cardiff, Wales. He is currently coordinating U.S. and international NGO planning for the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review.

 

This event is sponsored by Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace.

At UN, Joseph Gerson speaks for NGOs on nuclear disarmament

Joseph Gerson

Joseph Gerson

Joseph Gerson, Director of AFSC’s Peace and Economic Security Program.

Civil society statement to the UN high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament.

Eliminate nuclear weapons

There’s movement to negotiate the elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide, but time and time again the U.S. has refused to take part in meetings with other leaders.

Speech: In the Footsteps of Yamaguchi Senji: Achieving a Nuclear Free World

Dr. Joseph Gerson*
International Meeting, World Conference Against A- & H- Bombs
Hiroshima, August 4, 2013

In the Footsteps of Yamaguchi Senji: Achieving a Nuclear Free World - Dr. Joseph Gerson's Speech for the World Conference Against A- and H-Bombs

We have Yamaguchi-sensei, other courageous Hibakusha and Japanese activists to thank for much of the inspiration that in March brought representatives of 127 governments together in Oslo to confront – again – the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons. Yamaguchi-sensei and other Hibakusha played the central role of placing the possibility of a nuclear free world on the world’s agenda. I want to dedicate my talk today to his memory. 

Speech - In the Footsteps of Yamaguchi Senji: Achieving a Nuclear Free World - Dr. Joseph Gerson

We have Yamaguchi-sensei, other courageous Hibakusha and Japanese activists to thank for much of the inspiration that in March brought representatives of 127 governments together in Oslo to confront – again – the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons. Yamaguchi-sensei and other Hibakusha played the central role of placing the possibility of a nuclear free world on the world’s agenda. I want to dedicate my talk today to his memory. 

In the Footsteps of Yamaguchi Senji: Achieving a Nuclear Free World - Dr. Joseph Gerson's Speech for the World Conference Against A- and H-Bombs

We have Yamaguchi-sensei, other courageous Hibakusha and Japanese activists to thank for much of the inspiration that in March brought representatives of 127 governments together in Oslo to confront – again – the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons. Yamaguchi-sensei and other Hibakusha played the central role of placing the possibility of a nuclear free world on the world’s agenda. I want to dedicate my talk today to his memory. 

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