Nuclear Weapons

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Corporations Behind the Nuclear Arms Revival

A Concord Monitor opinion column by Arnie Alpert examines the role of corporations that stand to profit from plans for a new generation of nuclear weapon systems costing a trillion dollars. 

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

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Observance

Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:30pm

Des Moines Hiroshima observance 2014

Des Moines Hiroshima observance 2014

Speaking at the 2014 Hiroshima-Nagasaki event in Des Moines are Sherry Hutchison, left, a member of Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting, and Erika McCroskey, Executive Director of Catholic Peace Ministry.

The Annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Observance will be held at the Japanese Bell, on the Capitol Grounds  in Des Moines on Thursday, August 6th, at 7:30 PM.  This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the USA atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  The theme for the program is, “Hiroshima/Nagasaki: 70 Years Later: The Fate of the Earth.”  Bring flowers to lay at the Bell, and for your comfort, a lawn chair.  Rain site is Wesley UMC, 800 E. 12th Street.


I Live in Fear Screening

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace

Calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons

The film shows the corrosive effects of fear and anxiety in Japan from the threat of nuclear attack through one family's tragic story

Peace & Economic Security Program - August 2013 Newsletter

AFSC’s Peace and Economic Security Program, based in Cambridge, has been busy building social and political movements across a wide range of issues. Our staff – Joseph Gerson, Paul Shannon, and Stephen G. Cary Fellow Sofia Wolman – work as a team to move our nation to prioritize human needs over military-industrial complex wars and profits.  See the attached document for an update on our staff's work to change policy and build the movement for peace and justice in Boston and beyond.

Never again! In commemoration of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 7:30pm

Grace Amemiya at Hiroshima commemoration 8-6-12

Grace Amemiya at Hiroshima commemoration 8-6-12

Grace Amemiya, who spent time in a Japanese Internment camp during World War II, speaks in Des Moines about her experiences at the 2012 commemoration of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombings. For more photos from the rally, click here.

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. Please bring lawn chairs and flowers for laying at the bell. Rain site is Wesley UMC, 800 E. 12th.

For abolition, peace, and security: Confronting nuclear powers and East Asian crises

Joseph Gerson's speech on rising militarism and the U.S. position in relation to the near-universal agreement about the need and possibility of eliminating nuclear weapons.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation: Nuclear Famine

This video details the catastrophic global consequences of even a "limited" regional nuclear war on the other side of the planet.

Informational Handout: Fund Our Communities - Not More Nuclear Weapons!

Did you know that the United States currently has over 5,000 nuclear weapons deployed and held in reserve?  Or that if we cut $100 billion of nuclear spending - as Congressman Edward Markey has suggested - we could employ 1,270,900 elementary school teachers for a year?
Download this informational handout to learn more about nuclear weapons spending, and what weapons programs we can cut to improve our security and to ensure that everyone's human needs are met in the United States. 

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