Presidential First Use

Thursday, July 12, 10am • Massachusetts State House, Room 222 Massachusetts has a chance to take a stand against nuclear war – join us to call on our representatives to support action to end the President’s sole authority over our nuclear arsenal! This spring, State …

Many of you joined us for the Nov. 4 conference on “Presidential First Use of Nuclear Weapons: Is it Legal? Is it Constitutional?  Is it Just?”   Above is a 6-minute video showing the conference highlights.  The link to the video is:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr-bXzvgQBw&index=1&list=PL2SOU6wwxB0vZEgAvRotf9-INc9nA8t02 The edited transcripts of …

War and Militarism are Bad for Women

January 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Remarks delivered at the Cambridge/Boston Women’s March 2018: The People Persist, January 20, 2018.  Watch Video My name is Michelle Cunha and I’m from Massachusetts Peace Action. I’m here to talk about the the high cost of the military. Militarism means the oppression of women. …

Our nuclear-weapons strategy enables one man, the president, to kill and maim an unthinkable number of people in a single afternoon. EDITOR’S NOTE: These remarks were first delivered at the conference “Presidential First Use of Nuclear Weapons: Is it Legal? Is it Constitutional? Is it Just?” …

On Saturday, over 200 of us assembled at Harvard to hear an extraordinary array of experts dissect the doctrine of Presidential First Use of US nuclear weapons — and to develop strategies to undo it. Harvard Prof. Elaine Scarry opened the conference by reviewing the disaster that awaits the …