[act-ma] 05/05, Japanese A-Bomb Survivors, Ipswich; 05/06; "Think Outside the Bomb" Youth Organizers, Lucy Parsons Center

UJP: United for Justice with Peace ujpcoalition at gmail.com
Wed May 5 10:16:06 PDT 2010


Nuclear-Free World Campaign Arrives in Boston


   - Japanese A-Bomb Survivors to Speak<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1293>:
    Today, Wednesday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., First Church, Ipswich


   - Think Outside the Bomb National Youth Tour:
<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1371> Tomorrow,
   Thursday, May 6, 6  p.m., Lucy Parsons Center, Boston

Calling for abolition of nuclear weapons, peace, and justice, 10,000
marchers from around the world demonstrated in New York May 2.   The rally
was led by Japanese survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-bombs, the
Mayors for Peace, and four groups of peace walkers who had marched hundreds
of miles to reach New York.   Thousands attended from Japan, France,
Britain, Germany, the U.S., and elsewhere.   The rally was organized by
United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) and a coalition of 300 international
groups, including a busload of UJP'ers.

Rallying in Times Square to hear speakers and musicians, the protesters
marched across midtown Manhattan to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near the United
Nations.   Many are staying to attend the UN's month-long Non-Proliferation
Treaty (NPR) Review Conference, which convenes today, to press their demand
for abolition of nuclear weapons by the year 2020.

Disarm Now:  For Peace and Human
Needs<http://peaceandjusticenow.org/wordpress/>,
an international nuclear abolition conference, drew 1000 to Riverside Church
on April 30 and May 1. The conference was addressed by Ban
Ki-Moon<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-luce/ground-breaking-speech-by_b_559917.html>,
Secretary-General of the United Nations; Tadatoshi Akiba, Mayor of
Hiroshima; and Terumi Tanaka, A-bomb survivor from Hiroshima.  View the
recorded video <http://theriversidechurchny.org/>. Workshops addressed
nuclear weapons, nuclear power, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, prospects
for a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East, military bases, environmental
and social issues, and more.
Hear Japanese Delegates and A-Bomb Survivors in Ipswich Tonight...

[image: Japanese Hibakusha Protest Nuclear Weapons]Tonight, the House of
Peace and the North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice will present a
delegation of 70 leading Japanese peace activists, including three A-bomb
survivors (Hibakusha). Take advantage of this historic and rare opportunity
to meet with and listen to a major delegation sent to the UN in a time of
world nuclear peril from the only country, as yet, to suffer nuclear
holocaust.   To hear the Hibakusha speak is a profoundly moving experience.

The activists are members of a 2,000 strong delegation from Japan who
journeyed to the US for the NPT conference.   They are urgently appealing to
the UN to make an unequivocal commitment to the abolition of all nuclear
weapons.   This evening's program at First Church, Ipswich includes talks
given by Hibakusha and Japanese delegates, Japanese and American musicians,
and artwork by survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
... and *Think Outside the Bomb* Youth Organizers in Boston Tomorrow

[image: Think Outside the Bomb]5 young activists from the *Think Outside the
Bomb National Youth Network <http://www.thinkoutsidethebomb.org/>* are coming
to Boston as part of their 40+ city tour of the USA beginning at the UN and
culminating at a New Mexico Convergence<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1231>
 in August. The tour will be a rad space with a focus on collective
liberation.  Each stop will be unique to that community but will include:
speakers, addressing issues relevant to that community, trainings,
education, exchanges of ideas, live music, and a traveling photo/art exhibit
that will show the horrors of and resistance to nuclearism. The tour's
presentation at the Lucy Parsons Center, 6-8 p.m. tomorrow night, will also
feature a free cafe.   The youth organizers* urgently need funds* to
continue their journey, all donations are appreciated, and they will also
have T-shirts for sale!
Japanese A-Bomb Survivors to Speak <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1293>:
 Today, Wednesday, May 5, 7:30 p.m., First Church, Ipswich

Think Outside the Bomb National Youth Tour:
<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1371> Tomorrow,
Thursday, May 6, 6  p.m., Lucy Parsons Center, Boston

To learn more about the campaign for a nuclear free world, contact
UJP's Nuclear
Abolition Task Force <http://justicewithpeace.org/no-nukes>.
<http://justicewithpeace.org/>

United for Justice with Peace <http://justicewithpeace.org/> is a coalition
of peace and justice organizations and community peace groups in the Greater
Boston region. The UJP Coalition, formed after September 11th, seeks global
peace through social and economic justice.

*Help us continue to do this critical work! Make a donation to UJP
today.<http://justicewithpeace.org/donate>
*

*Please forward this message widely*


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Upcoming Events:





Japanese A-Bomb Survivors to Speak <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1293>Wed
May 57:30pmFirst ChurchIpswichProspects for a Two-State Solution in the
Middle East <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1312>Thu May 66:30pmCambridge
ForumCambridge"Soldiers of Peace" <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1370>Thu
May 137:00pmThe Peace AbbeySherbornA People's Celebration of Howard
Zinn<http://justicewithpeace.org/zinn-celebration>Sat
May 152:00pmOld South ChurchBostonUJP Community
Brunch<http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1300>Sun
May 2310:00amAFSCCambridgeThird Annual Memorial Day for
Peace<http://justicewithpeace.org/memorial-day-2010>Mon
May 311:00pmChristopher Columbus ParkBostonScarred Lands and Wounded Lives:
The Environmental impact of War <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1281>Tue
Jun 157:00pmWatertown Free Public LibraryWatertownUJP Strategy Conference:
Human Rights in Afghanistan <http://justicewithpeace.org/node/1306>Sat Jun
191:00pmtbdCambridge

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