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Fund our Communities, Not War

The Fund our Communities Not War forum series was held in Newton in 2012, organized by Nancy Wrenn.   Dan Fitzmartin produced the videos.

Greed To Green

Professor Charles Derber of Boston College discusses his recent book “Greed To Green” — Connecting the Dots Between the Economy, Climate Change and War, and What To Do Before It’s Too Late — Presented by: Newton Dialogues On Peace and War.

Fund Our Communities Not War

Congressman Barney Frank, State Representative Ruth Balser and Activist Mike Prokosch describe the urgent needs of our communities and present the means to fund them. Since 2008 when Congressman Frank suggested that we could cut our military spending by 25% and still be secure, a national movement has emerged to curtail unnecessary Pentagon spending and fund the pressing needs of our states and local communities.  This forum was held in Newton, Massachusetts on March 12, 2012. Presented by: Newton Dialogues On Peace and War. 

What Unnecessary Military Spending Is Costing Our Communities
A forum featuring a spirited discussion of Unnecessary Military Spending by Chris Hellman of the National Priorities Project and Mike Prokosch of the National Priorities Project. The costs to our communities of Unnecessary Military Spending are graphically summarized by Chris Hellman. Mike Prokosch follows with a discussion of alternative approaches that benefit local communities. This forum was held in Newton, Massachusetts on September 30, 2012. Presented by: Fund Our Communities Not War, A Program of the First Unitarian Society in Newton. 

The Deadly Connection – Endless War and Ecological/Economic Crisis

Bruce Gagnon was the featured speaker at a forum entitled held at the First Unitarian Society in Newton, Mass. on October 21, 2012. This was the second of three forums on cutting the Pentagon Budget. Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, based in Brunswick, Maine.

Co-sponsors were American Friends Service Committee, Mass. Peace Action, Newton Dialogues on Peace & War, Occupy Newton, Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment, Women’s International League for Peace ansd Freedom and Veterans for Peace.

Bombs versus Budgets: The High Price of Nuclear Weapons
Featuring : William Hartung, Director, Arms & Security Project, Center for International Policy.  Sponsored by : Fund Our Communities Not War – A Program of The First Unitarian Society In Newton.   November 18, 2012  

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