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Stop the New Nuclear Arms Race (Cancelled)
22/05/2020 - 25/05/2020
Seventy-five years after Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Trinity, nuclear weapons are still an existential threat. Nuclear weapons states are investing trillions of dollars to upgrade their weapons systems.
The problem of nuclear weapons will not be solved by non-nuclear nations alone—those of us living in nuclear weapons states and under the nuclear umbrella have a primary obligation not just to work for, but to achieve abolition.
The Nuclear Resister, Nukewatch, and the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance invite you to an international conference May 22-25 in Maryville, Tennessee.
What is it about?
We want to develop ways to collaborate globally to advance the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and achieve nuclear abolition. We will have workshops, strategy sessions, panel presentations, music, and opportunities for networking, training, action, and cake.
Who is it for?
You—if you want to be part of a coherent, effective movement, blending multiple strategies, to get rid of nuclear weapons. We’re planning sessions on resistance, divestment campaigns, legal challenges, local organizing, and political action. We are stronger when we understand and collaborate with each other.
Where is it?
Maryville College, Maryville, TN, is 20 miles from the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN, where US thermonuclear weapons components are made.
How do I get more information?
We are in the early planning stages. For more information check: nukewatchinfo.org/stop_new_nuclear_arms_race,
or visit the facebook event
It’s two minutes to midnight—the nuclear threat is real and urgent. 2020 also marks 75 years since Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And 40 years of the Nuclear Resister, Nukewatch, and the Plowshares movement.