The Swiss anti-nuclear group Campax unfurled a banner promoting disarmament from a sailboat on Lake Geneva in June, shortly before Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Biden arrived in Geneva for a summit. Photo: Associated Press
Nuclear Disarmament

How to Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons

By Peter Metz and Ira Helfand Originally published in the Boston Globe, September 30, 2021 Sunday was the eighth annual International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, established by the UN General Assembly You probably weren’t aware of it. After all, the possibility […]

Sr. Megan Rice accepted Mass. Peace Action's Peacemaker Award in 2019 with Michael Walli and Christopher Spicer on behalf of Transform Now Plowshares.
Nuclear Disarmament

Nuclear Resister Megan Rice

Sr. Megan Rice, a visionary and steadfast anti-nuclear resister who painted peace slogans on the nuclear bomb factory in Oak Ridge, TN, in 2012, has died. Megan spoke for Mass. Peace Action on multiple occasions, including at an event in 2017 with Dan Zak, the […]

Joseph Gerson spoke at Watertown's Hiroshima/Nagasaki commemoration, Aug 8, 2021. Virginia Pratt photo
Nuclear Disarmament

Nuclear Disarmament is More Urgent than Ever

by Joseph Gerson Remarks delivered at the Watertown Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration, August 8, 2021 (August 9 in Nagasaki) Friends, The A-bombings , 76 years ago, were crimes humanity. They were indiscriminate, unnecessary, and ushered in an era in which human survival is constantly threated by accident, […]

beaded tasseled peace crane ornaments
Nuclear Disarmament

Paper Lanterns and Peace Cranes

by Gail Tipton In May 2018, I saw a documentary film called Paper Lanterns. It tells the story of Shigeaki Mori’s research to identify and honor 12 American soldiers who had died when the first atomic bomb devastated Hiroshima, Japan at 8:15 a.m., August 6, […]