Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

COALITION FOR A STRONG UNITED NATIONS (CSUN) Come to our next monthly meeting - open to the public – bring friends. Important issues facing the United Nations - no charge – RSVP 617 233-6071. CSUN Membership Meeting - Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 - 6:15pm at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee meeting room, 689 Massachusetts Avenue, (The Citizen’s Bank Building), Central Square Cambridge. Next to the Central Square Cambridge Red Line MBTA Station — See info below for FREE parking nearby - If you get there late call 617 233-6071 – we will come down. REFRESHMENTS “Non-Proliferation Treaty review and other UN nuclear weapon efforts ” Speaker & discussion with John Loretz, Program Director, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. The next Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference will be in 2010. John will discuss preparations for that important effort. The 2005 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference—which convened during the 60th anniversary year of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—had the potential to be a turning point in our effort to achieve nuclear disarmament. Making the NPT work was crucial to saving the painstakingly negotiated framework and the global democratic processes that make progress toward nuclear disarmament possible. IPPNW participated in each of the NPT PrepComs leading up to the 2005 Review, and was an active partner in a series of NGO-based campaigns to ensure that non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament were recognized as two sides of the same essential coin. IPPNW has launched an International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) to mobilize a groundswell of global support for the elimination of nuclear weapons. “As long as any state has nuclear weapons, others will want them....As long as any such weapons remain, there is a risk that they will one day be used, by design or accident...And any such use would be catastrophic.” —Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission June 1, 2006 John Loretz: John's career working on behalf of peace, disarmament, and environment organizations spans more than two decades. As IPPNW's Program Director he is responsible for shaping and coordinating the federation's nuclear weapons abolition campaigns, providing issue analysis, policy guidance, and advocacy support to affiliate groups and activists. He has joined physician delegations in London, Paris, and Moscow as an adviser on nuclear weapons and disarmament, and has written and spoken extensively on the issues. FREE parking at the corner of Bishop Allen Drive and Prospect St. (gate opens at 6 pm sharp). 689 Mass Ave in the Cambridge Savings Bank building is near Prospect Street a short walk from the parking lot. Next Month we meet again on the 2nd Thursday (save Dec. 11)

By cthullen - Posted on 24 December 2008

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