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Jan
23
Sat
Join Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, and Carley Towne at this upcoming event: Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War: Invest in Minds not Missiles!
Jan 23 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Though the Coronavirus has devastated the economy, it has not had any braking effect on the Presidential and Congressional push for spending more of our tax dollars on military and nuclear weapons development programs. Thus, we will have to find ways to continue to collaborate and cooperate in the development of a social movement strong enough to reverse the new nuclear arms race.

This event is free, but please register in advance.

9:30 am: Welcome – Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas (MIT Chaplain)
9:35 am: This Conference and Tasks Ahead – Jonathan King (MIT and Mass. Peace Action)
9:45 am: Current Dangers:
The Threat of Nuclear Winter – Alan Robock
First Strike Risks – Prof. Elaine Scarry (Harvard University).
Dangers of an Inadvertent Launch – Prof. Max Tegmark (MIT, Future of Life Institute).
The Pervasive influence of the Nuclear Weapons/industrial complex – William Hartung (Center for International Policy)

10:50am: Break

11:00 am: Economic. Social and Political Costs – Chair, Rosemary Kean (Mass Peace Action)
The Immorality of Nuclear Weapons – Rev. Liz Theoharis (Kairos Institute/Poor People’s Campaign);
The Pentagon Budget – Subrata Ghoshroy (MIT).
Destabilization from Nuclear Weapons Upgrades – Erica Fein (Win Without War)
Fund Healthcare Not Warfare – Vaccines not Submarines – Prof. Jonathan King  (MIT & Mass Peace Action).

12:00:  Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:45:  Breakout Sessions (details below);

A. Ban Treaty & Arms Control  Treaties: B. The Costs of 21st Century Wars and the Politics of Defense SpendingC. Back from the Brink Campaign: D. No Resumption of Testing: E.   No First Use Campaign: F. Demilitarizing PoliceG. Climate and War/Green New DealH. Divesting from Weapons Manufacture: I. Bringing Peace into Electoral Contests: J. No New Cold War: The U.S., China and the Asia Pacific: K. Moral Budget for Massachusetts: L. Vaccines Not SubmarinesM. Campus Organizing

2:00 pm: Paths Forward – Chair, Jim Anderson (Peace Action of New York State).
Peacefully Engaging Iran  Medea Benjamin (CODEPINK)
Back from the Brink Campaign – Denise Duffield  (Physicians for Social Responsibility)

A Moral Budget for America – Lindsay Koshgarian (Institute for Policy Studies).
State Legislative Initiatives – Senator Jamie Eldridge
3:00pm Congressional  Initiatives
Senator Edward J. Markey (Invited)
Chair, Cole Harrison (Mass Peace Action).
U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley (invited);
Chair, Savina Martin (Poor People’s Campaign).
4:00: Next Steps: Chair Andrea Burns (Mass Peace Action/Our Revolution)
Broadening the Base of the Peace Movement – Jodie Evans (CODEPINK);
Promoting Progressive Candidates – Larry Cohen or Nina Turner (Our Revolution)
Rejecting Militarism and the War Economy – Rev. William Barber (Poor Peoples Campaign)

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Online

 CONTACT

Maxine Garcia · maxine@codepink.org

Can we count you in?

Jan
25
Mon
World Says No to War on Yemen Global Webinar ft. Danny Glover, Jeremy Corbyn and more!
Jan 25 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The war on Yemen is only possible because Western countries — and the United States and Britain in particular — continue to arm Saudi Arabia and provide military, political, and logistical support for the war.

The disaster in Yemen is man-made. It is caused by the war and blockade. It can be ended.

Over 200 organizations from the US, UK, Yemen, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, India, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and across the world, are coming together to call for an end to the war in Yemen and solidarity with the people of Yemen. We demand that right now our governments:

  1. Stop foreign aggression on Yemen
  2. Stop weapons and war support for Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
  3. Lift the blockade on Yemen and open all land and seaports
  4. Restore and expand humanitarian aid for the people of Yemen.

We call on people around the world to protest the war on January 25, 2021, just days after the U.S. presidential inauguration and the day before Saudi Arabia’s “Davos in the Desert” Future Investment Initiative. We ask individuals and organizations everywhere to call for protests—with masks and other safety precautions – in their towns and cities on that day and make clear that the World Says No to War on Yemen.

 WHEN

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 WHERE

Zoom

 CONTACT

Danaka Katovich · danaka@codepink.org

Can we count you in?

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CodePink is a women's grassroots-initiated, worldwide organization of women and men working for peace, social justice and a green economy. CodePink SF serves the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.


 

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23
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2:00 PM Join Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans...
Join Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans...
Jan 23 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, and Carley Towne at this upcoming event: Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War: Invest in Minds not Missiles!
Though the Coronavirus has devastated the economy, it has not had any braking effect on the Presidential and Congressional push for spending more of our tax dollars on military and nuclear weapons development programs. Thus,[...]
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25
Mon
11:00 AM World Says No to War on Yemen Gl...
World Says No to War on Yemen Gl...
Jan 25 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
World Says No to War on Yemen Global Webinar ft. Danny Glover, Jeremy Corbyn and more!
The war on Yemen is only possible because Western countries — and the United States and Britain in particular — continue to arm Saudi Arabia and provide military, political, and logistical support for the war.[...]

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