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2020 World Conference Against A and H Bombs (online)

2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs (online)

August 1 @ 9:00 pm - August 8 @ 11:30 pm

Register here.  Provisional Schedule & Program of the 2020 World Conference against A and H Bombs (as of May 21): Theme: "With the Hibakusha, Let Us Achieve a Nuclear Weapon-free, Peaceful and Just World - for the Future of the Humankind and Our Planet"   International Meeting (Webinar: 1000 participants + YouTube) August 2 (Sun): 10:00 am-12:30 pm (JST) / August 1, 9pm (EDT) Report from the Organizer Report from the Hibakusha Guest speaker Session I: Cooperation for the abolition…

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Veterans for Peace 2020 Online Convention

August 2 @ 10:00 am - August 9 @ 4:30 pm

We are excited to announce Veterans For Peace's first Online Convention! We know that many of us will miss being able to greet each other in person but we also know that each and every one of us wants to make sure all of our members are safe and healthy. Convention will take place from August 2nd-9th, with the theme "Human Rights over Nuclear Might". Since our founding, Veterans For Peace has had it in our goals "to end the arms…

Turmoil in Bolivia: Ungovernability, Uncontrolled Pandemic, Economic Crisis, and Postponement of the Elections

August 4 @ 7:00 pm

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 @ 7PM The right-wing government of Bolivia that usurped power in a coup last November, announced the postponement of the general elections from September to October 2020. These announcements take place at a time when the candidate of the Towards Socialism Movement (MAS) Luis Arce indisputably leads the citizens' preference to occupy the Presidency of the republic. Former President Evo Morales warned that "a delay in the election date will only harm the people because of the ungovernability, the…

Demonstrators march during a Black Lives Matter protest Friday in Portland, Oregon.

From Stormtroopers in Portland Streets to November’s Election

August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This summer's nationwide struggle against racist police violence takes place at a time when the racist, reactionary forces led by Donald Trump fear repudiation and expansion of democracy on behalf of a multinational movement. What is at stake in the struggle to defund the police, keep the military and Border Patrol out of the streets of U.S. cities, and ensure a fair election in November?   To answer these questions we turn to  military scholar and critic Lawrence Wilkerson and Portland…

Resisting State Repression

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

You know you've got Trump scared when he starts trying to roll out this kind of militarized response! Because folks have been organizing so effectively to defund police under the call from Black leadership, and mass numbers of folks are taking to the streets in multiracial formation, he's responding in ways similar to fascist responses designed to break movements and dismantle our already weak democratic processes. He's experimenting with tactics that he began trying in anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant efforts at…

Ihssane Leckey for Congress

Peace Phone Bank for Ihssane Leckey

August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mass. Peace Action supports Ihssane Leckey for Congress in the Fourth Congressional District, for a seat being vacated by Joe Kennedy III. As a former regulator of Wall Street banks, Ihssane understands the intersection between unregulated corporate greed and the many ills in our society, including militarism, an inhumane health care system, climate change, and environmental degradation. Her progressive platform calls for cuts to the military budget, Medicare-for-All, the Green New Deal, and removing corporate money from our political system.…

Peace Voter 2020 Ed Markey

National Peace Action Webinar with Ed Markey!

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Despite all the unpredictability this year has presented us with, one thing remains certain: this election will be most important in our lifetime. Please join Peace Action in the launching of our virtual “Meet the Candidates” series to hear from, engage with, and ask questions of the pro-peace champions we are supporting this cycle. Wednesday, Aug 5 at 7:30 pm Eastern, Peace Action is honored to kick off our new series of Zoom webinars with Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA).…

Pittsfield Vigil

75 Years Since Hiroshima

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Thursday 6 August 2020 marks 75 years since humans first used nuclear weapons against other humans. There will be a Hiroshima Day Vigil that Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the sidewalk around Park Square in Pittsfield. At 8:15 a.m., the time the A-bomb fissioned above Hiroshima, there will be 5 minutes of silence. That bomb alone killed about 140,000 human beings. This will be the 39th consecutive Hiroshima Day Vigil at Park Square. Signs will be provided at…

Veterans for Peace = Samantha Smith Brigade - Hiroshima Vigil 2017

Remembering Hiroshima at First Parish in Bedford

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

The bells will toll at First Parish in Bedford, Unitarian Universalist, at 8:15 am on Thursday August 6 th , 2020 in solemn observance of the moment the world’s first atomic bomb was detonated on Hiroshima, Japan 75 years ago. There will be a silent vigil that day from 8:00 am – 8:30 am on the Bedford Green in front of First Parish. All are invited to join in commemorating this historic and tragic event. Participants are encouraged to bring…

Walpole vigil 2017

Never Again – No More Hiroshima And Nagasaki

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

On Thursday morning, August 6, the Walpole Peace and Justice Group will join a Peace Wave of people from around the world in holding a vigil marking the 75th anniversary of the U.S. dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We will be remembering the lives lost and altered forever on August 6 and 9, 1945, calling for the abolishment of nuclear weapons, and recognizing that militarization is intimately connected to racism, violence, poverty, and environmental destruction We will…

Anniversary of Contrast: the 75th Year of UN Founding and Atomic Bombings

August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 9 @ 5:00 pm

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is reflecting on two of the most pivotal events in world history on their 75th anniversaries: the founding of the United Nations and the dropping of A-bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in an 11 sign lawn exhibit on the Walnut street side of the Newton Free Library from August 6 to 9. The exhibit presents several perspectives on the hopes people and organizations held, in 1945, for the future of a…

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St. Susanna’s Responds to 75th Anniversary of HIroshima/Nagasaki

August 6 @ 8:15 am - August 9 @ 10:00 am

St. Susanna’s in Dedham will respond to the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings with a series of events from August 6 - 9. On August 6 we will ring our church bells at 8:15, This will be followed by liturgical readings of the day and a live recitation of Thomas Merton’s “Original Child Bomb” at 9 am with 4 readers. This will be available live through Stephen Josoma’s Facebook page, and later at . Many people from the Pax Christi…

Witness for Peace and Life at Raytheon

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Waltham-based Raytheon Technologies just secured a contract to develop the Long Range Standoff Missile, a new air-launched nuclear weapon delivery system that makes nuclear war more likely. On the 75th anniversary of the atomic attack on Hiroshima, we will gather at 9am on the public sidewalk in front of Raytheon BBN Technologies for the Witness for Peace and Life. After a period of silent reflection, we will walk around the corner to Raytheon property where there is adequate room to…


StillHere: A National Virtual Event

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 8:30 pm

Our coalition is excited to host a national virtual event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. thursday, august 6, 2020 sunday, august 9, 2020 We envision this virtual gathering as a creative, intersectional way to shine a spotlight on local events nationwide, to highlight the stories of survivors, to look toward the future of a world free from nuclear threats, and to amplify the voices of activists, experts and others beyond their typical audience. This…

Commemoration for the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Featuring speakers, music and signing, and a candle light remembrance. Testimony welcome.

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