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 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."
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.
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.
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.
More than a hundred years ago, Henry David Thoreau, author of Walden Pond, was jailed for not paying his taxes. His thoughts during incarceration became “Civil Disobedience,” which in turn influenced Gandhi’s work in India during the middle of the 20th century. Thoreau’s words still ring true today.
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