WPSR is a community partner, and will present info about the coalition
The US government now spends 57% of our discretionary budget on military expenditures - that's roughly $700 billion for 2018.
Join Veterans for Peace and Washington Against Nuclear Weapons on Tax Day to raise awareness about US military spending.
Pax Christi will also be holding a "penny poll" to see how we'd rather spend our tax dollars!
The threat of nuclear catastrophe has grown under the current Administration, and we’re now on a path to spend $1.7 trillion over the next 30 years rebuilding our entire nuclear weapons arsenal. At the same time, desperately needed social programs are being cut, and communities of color and low-income communities are hurt the most. Racial justice and nuclear weapons issues have been closely tied since the beginning of the nuclear era, but their connections are often lost.
Join us for an important discussion with Dr. Vincent Intondi, author of African Americans Against the Bomb, on the intersection of US nuclear weapons policy and the fight for racial equity.
Nuclear Weapons, Race, and Justice in the Trump Era
Monday, April 2nd, 6pm-7:30pm, Doors at 5:45pm
University of Washington, Bagley hall, Room 131, Seattle, WA 98195
This discussion will explore how African American activists have been involved in the fight against nuclear weapons, how racism, colonialism, and inequity have shaped our nuclear policy, and how this is playing out under our current Administration. You’ll also learn what’s happening locally, and how you can take action.
The event is free and open to the public, but we ask that you RSVP.
This event is sponsored by WPSR, Health Alliance International, Ploughshares Fund, the
University of Washington Global Health Department, and Town Hall is a promotional partner.
Join us for the monthly meeting of Washington Against Nuclear Weapons.
Nagasaki-Hanford Bridge Project: Joining the Victims of Production and Use of Nuclear Weapons
Beginning March 5, 2018 a Japanese “hibakusha” (atomic bomb survivor), Mr. Mitsugi
Moriguchi, a child at the time of the Nagasaki bombing, will visit the Hanford region as a first messenger to Hanford from Nagasaki, on a mission of peace. It is a mission funded, in part, by the City of Nagasaki. In addition to participating in a series of public events, Mr. Moriguchi will meet with Hanford Downwinders exposed in childhood to ionizing radiation from Hanford. Mr. Moriguchi will be accompanied by an undergraduate student from Nagasaki University who will meet and connect with local students in Washington state.
The events of the Nagasaki-Hanford Bridge Project are sponsored by Consequences of
Radiation Exposure (CORE),* a Washington State non-profit, and Global Studies at
Whitman College. The program opens in Walla Walla, Washington and moves to Richland, Washington.
Contact: Trisha Pritikin, Hanford Downwinder, President, Board of Directors, CORE (email@example.com)
During the Cold War the Soviet Union thought the U.S. had launched nuclear missiles to attack them, so the USSR’s government ordered a submarine to launch nuclear weapons against the U.S. Fortunately, a Soviet submarine commander refused his orders and saved the world from destruction. We’ll show the film this early afternoon (perhaps 1:30) at Olympia Timberland Library on 8th Ave SE, between Franklin and Adams Street. Look for
publicity confirming the time or contact us.
Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons: (360) 705-2407 and firstname.lastname@example.org
The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons invites the public to catch up on
the many news updates about nuclear weapons – both the scary realities and the opportunities to work for peace.
Enjoy an informal panel with questions/answers, discussions, printed materials, and light refreshments from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room in the SE corner of the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE (between Franklin and Adams Streets). (Enter through the front door.) See the news release posted at the “Nuclear Weapons” part of www.parallaxperspectives.org
Join Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, Veterans for Peace - Spokane, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, and other local activists to discuss anti nuclear weapons action in 2018!
In the Community Building/Saranac Learning Studio on the 3rd floor.
For years one of our most vital, essential media voices has been David Barsamian, over the radio airwaves with his Alternative Radio broadcasts of political, cultural, and social figures speaking and/or being interviewed. He has also, for nearly as long, been playing a similarly vital role in print, with a series of book-length conversations with people such as Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, and others. Foremost among these have been books done with Noam Chomsky, the newest of which, Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy, part of Metropolitan Books’ American Empire Project. In this book, Noam Chomsky, with David Barsamian as interlocutor, examines the present state of things, never losing perspective or sight of the where and when leading to here and now. David Barsamian will surely keep things even more up to date. This should be good, as David Barsamian’s past evenings here have been spirited and engaging.
Co-presented with ALTERNATIVE RADIO.
Friends and Neighbors working together for a world without nuclear weapons.
Join No More Bombs at their monthly meeting to discuss group organization, hear recent updates, and take action.
For more information, email email@example.com or call at (360) 840-3826.
Olympia World Affairs Lecture Series
Join our Washington Against Nuclear Weapons coalition meeting.
In honor of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action will hold a vigil at the Main Gate of the Trident Submarine Base at Bangor Saturday, January 13, at 11 am.
We invite everyone interested in honoring Dr. King’s prophecy and legacy to attend the vigil.
Participants will gather at 10:00 am, Saturday, January 13, at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, 16159 Clear Creek Rd NW, Poulsbo, and will leave at 10:30 am to walk to the base for a vigil which will include songs, signs, banners and quotes from Dr. King.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mary Gleysteen at 360 297 3894.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle and WPSR:
With developing international discussions of nuclear conflict, it’s critical that we gather context for the policies and legacies of nuclear weapons. To help us gain perspective, we invite to the stage Daniel Ellsberg, former high level defense analyst and legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers. In his new book, The Doomsday Machine, Ellsberg offers us a first-hand account of America’s nuclear program in the 1960s, highlighting how our nation’s nuclear strategy has not fundamentally changed since the eras of late Eisenhower and early Kennedy. Ellsberg is joined in conversation with Daniel Bessner, professor of American Foreign Policy at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, to discuss the legacy of the most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization—and to analyze how its proposed renewal under the Trump administration threatens our very survival. Join us for a powerful and urgent conversation about feasible steps we can take to dismantle the existing “doomsday machine” and avoid nuclear catastrophe.
In 1961 Daniel Ellsberg consulted for the Department of Defense and the White House and drafted Secretary Robert McNamara’s plans for nuclear war. A Senior Fellow of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Ellsberg is the author of Secrets and the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary, The Most Dangerous Man in America.
Daniel Bessner is the author of Democracy in Exile and co-editor of The Decisionist Imagination. He has published scholarly articles in several journals, including The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, International Security, The Intellectual History Review, and others.
WPSR founder, Dr. Judith Lipton, will introduce this event.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Town Hall's website
Presentation at Queen Anne Library from West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice
6:30 – refreshments and social time. 7:00 – movie, followed by an optional facilitated discussion. No charge, but donations gratefully received.
It will be held at WPSR's office - 4500 9th Ave NE, Suite 94, Seattle, WA 98105, as El Centro de la Raza is closed for the holidays on the 21st.
We'll be discussing steering committee roles, a large march/action in 2018, and other wrap-up items for 2017.
Join us for Western Washington FOR's fall retreat to discuss climate change and nuclear weapons!
NoMoreBombs.org is showing Countdown to Zero, a documentary about nuclear weapons in our world today. Join us for a discussion of the positive steps we can all take to help reduce the threat of a catastrophic nuclear war.
For more information, contact Tracy W Powell
360-840-3826 or email@example.com
Spokane Organizing Workshop: Mobilizing for Equity, Justice and Community Power How-To's for Powerful Actions and Campaign
This interactive workshop is organized by Greater Spokane Progress’ BOLD (Building, Organizing, Leadership Development) Action Committee, and will be led by Liz Moore of the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane and Rowena Pineda, People's Action Institute Board Member.
Meaningful Movies in Beacon Hill is showing COMMAND AND CONTROL, a minute-by-minute account of a near catastrophic nuclear explosion at a Titan ll Missile complex, followed by discussion and action.