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Striking Syria would impede diplomatic efforts

October 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

by Tomás Aramburu and Dan Solomon   The last two months have been chaotic in the Middle East. In August, President Barack Obama advocated for a strike on Syria, which dissipated under overwhelming public opposition and a Russian-brokered plan to rid Syria of chemical weapons. In …

Delivered by Joseph Gerson of the American Friends Service Committee on behalf of civil society to the U.N. high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament, September 26, 2013 I want to begin by invoking the words of Yamaguchi Senji, one of the most seared and courageous Nagasaki …

CD5 Candidates Call for Military Budget Cuts

September 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

At the CD5 debate in Framingham last night I noticed a shift in the conversation: candidates were talking openly about cuts to the military.    The Chairman of the Democratic Party, John Walsh, was the moderator and said he received most of his questions from …

Remembering Hiroshima

September 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Mass Peace Action and additional organizations sponsored Remembering Hiroshima on August 6th, 2013 in remembrance of the 1945 atomic bombing and to call upon President Obama to lead in abolishing nuclear weapons. This 10-minute video of Mass Peace Action’s Hiroshima Day observance in Cambridge features …

Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear War

September 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Remarks delivered by Ira Helfand, co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, at the Remembering Hiroshima event in Cambridge, August 6, 2013 When President Obama took office in 2009, more than 300 medical leaders from around the world wrote to him and newly inaugurated Russian President …

Can you imagine a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction? It is more probable than you may think! Here’s why…   Thirty-nine years ago in 1974, Egypt and Iran (under the Shah) submitted a resolution to the UN General Assembly for a Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone (NWFZ) in the Middle East. Such a zone would …

Sixty-eight years ago the U.S. atomic bomb named Little Boy was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, obliterating the city, killing 70,000 people instantly and wounding at least 70,000. Three days later, on August 9, 1945, the atomic bomb named Fat Man was dropped …

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