Action Alert:

Bombs versus Budgets: The High Price of Nuclear Weapons

Bombs versus Budgets: The High Price of Nuclear Weapons


Sunday, November 18, 2012, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Society in Newton • 1326 Washington St • Parish Hall • West Newton

  • The US has 5,000 nuclear weapons, deployed & in reserve
  • $185 billion in the budget for new weapons manufacturing
  • Mayors for Peace from 140 countries say NO

William Hartung, Director, Arms & Security Project, Center for International Policy.


Hartung is the author of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex (Nation Books, 2011) and the co-editor, with Miriam Pemberton, of Lessons from Iraq: Avoiding the Next War (Paradigm Press, 2008). His previous books include And Weapons for All (HarperCollins, 1995), a critique of U.S. arms sales policies from the Nixon through Clinton administrations.  From July 2007 through March 2011, Mr. Hartung was the director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation. Prior to that, he served as the director of the Arms Trade Resource Center at the World Policy Institute. He also worked as a speechwriter and policy analyst for New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams. Bill Hartung’s articles on security issues have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times,The Nation, and the World Policy Journal. He has been a featured expert on national security issues on CBS 60 Minutes,NBC Nightly Newsthe Lehrer Newshour, CNN, Fox News, and scores of local, regional, and international radio outlets. He blogs for the Huffington Post and TPM Café.


Third of 3 Forums on Cutting the Military Budget


The Forums are open to the public at no charge.  Parking is available across the street and on side streets, except against the bank rear wall.


Contact:  Nancy Wrenn,


Sponsors: Fund Our Communities Not War – a program of the First Unitarian Society in Newton


Cosponsors: Massachusetts Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee, Newton Dialogues on Peace & War, Occpy Newton, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment, Veterans for Peace Chapter 9, Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom – Boston Chapter