[act-ma] [UJP Activist] "Scarred Lands, Wounded Lives" - Thursday, Brookline

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Tue Oct 11 19:00:51 PDT 2011

UJP Activist: "Scarred Lands, Wounded Lives" - Thursday, Brookline


When: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6:30 pm

Where: Coolidge Corner Branch, Brookline Public Library • 31 Pleasant Street
• Coolidge Corner T - Green Line "C" • Brookline

What prompts this film is recognition of our deep dependence on the natural
world and the significant threat to that world posed by war and preparations for


The scale of environmental damage over the last half century is unprecedented.
Falling water tables, shrinking forest cover, declining species diversity - all
presage ecosystems in distress. These trends are now widely acknowledged as
emanating from forces of humanity's own making: massive population increases,
unsustainable demands on natural resources, species loss, ruinous environmental
practices. Ironically however, war, that most destructive of human behaviors, is
commonly bypassed.


In all its stages, from the production of weapons through combat to cleanup and
restoration, war entails actions that pollute land, air, and water, destroy
biodiversity, and drain natural resources. Yet the environmental damage
occasioned by war and preparation for war is routinely underestimated,
underreported, even ignored. The environment remains war's "silent casualty."

Activities that do such damage cry out for far-reaching public scrutiny. The
very sustainability of our planet is at stake. We can no longer maintain silence
about the environmental impact of war on the grounds that such scrutiny is
"inconvenient" or "callous" at a time when human life is so endangered.

If we cannot eliminate war, we can at least require a fuller accounting of war's
costs and consequences, and demand that destructive forces used in our name
leave a lighter footprint on this highly vulnerable planet. It is to this change
in values and actions that this documentary film is directed.

Presented by Massachusetts Peace Action [1]




United for Justice with Peace [3] 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.


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