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
UPDATE: The author Thomas Schmidinger was originally scheduled to appear in person at Bluestockings Books. However, due to the fact the author was denied entry on his flight by Homeland Security, Mr. Schmidinger will give his talk via Skype at the regularly scheduled time and location.
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