PEACE & PLANET
RLS–NYC Supports International Peace Gathering on Eve of NPT Review Conference - April 24/25
Every five years, the United Nations convenes a meeting to review the 1970 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), which seeks to halt the further spread of nuclear weapons and to eliminate existing arsenals. The 2015 Review Conference, which will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York City during April and May, has a special significance since 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the United States’ nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
RLS–NYC is hosting several speakers at Peace and Planet, a two-day public conference taking place alongside the official meeting. Organized by peace organizations from around the world, the conference aims to build a stronger and more diverse peace movement by highlighting how issues such as war, nuclear weapons, and military spending are connected to inequality and cuts to social safety programs as well as environmental destruction and struggles over fossil fuels. To that end, the conference organizers are forming alliances with other social movements and will offer workshops on a wide range of topics such as “Climate Change and Conflict;” “Housing Not Bombs;” and “Overcoming Dr. King’s Triple Evils – Racism, Militarism and Economic Exploitation.”
Peace & Planet
International Conference for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World
Friday, April 24 & Saturday, 25, 2015
The Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Sq., New York, NY 10003
International activists are gathered this week in Madrid, Spain, to take part in the twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). Initially planned to take place in Santiago, Chile, the Climate Change Summit was relocated after Chile dropped as the host country after the Chilean’s people took the streets in protests as a legitimate reaction to fundamental......
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