New Australian Prime Minister Supports the TPNW

PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons Australians went to the polls on May 20th, and elected a new center-left government after nine years of rule by a conservative coalition. The new Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, has promised sweeping changes in a wide range of policy areas, including stronger commitment to tackling the climate crisis and addressing indigenous rights.…

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Congressional Press Conference on the TPNW

Washington, DC: June 22, 2022, 10:30am: Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-2) will host a live press conference from the lawn of the US Capitol Building to draw attention to the First Meeting of States Parties to the TPNW (Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons), taking place in Vienna from June 21-23. If you are in…

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MA Nuclear Bill Makes it Out of Committee

Two identical bills calling for the establishment of a Citizens’ Commission to look into the threat posed by nuclear weapons to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (H.3688 and S.1555) were successfully voted out of committee on May 4th, after intense lobbying by peace campaigners across Massachusetts. The bills now sit with the House and Senate Ways…

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Economic Pressures and the INF Treaty:

Soviet inspectors and their American escorts stand among several dismantled Pershing II missiles as they view the destruction of other missile components. The missiles are being destroyed in accordance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. 14 January 1989. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons / US Department of Defense / MSGT Jose Lopez Jr. How Boycott and…

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Worcester joins ICAN Cities Appeal

PHOTO: City Hall, Worcester, Wikimedia Commons The City Council of Worcester, MA, voted on March 8 to join the global call for the elimination of all nuclear weapons. Worcester is the second largest city in Massachusetts, as well as the second largest in New England. It joins Boston, the largest, whose City Council passed a…

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Launch of MA Nuclear Weapons Dossier

April 11, 2022: The new report, Nuclear Weapons and Massachusetts: The Case for Creating a Citizens Commission, is out today. The report highlights the existential threat posed by the existence of nuclear weapons to the citizens of Massachusetts. Massachusetts is identified as a major target in the event of a nuclear war between the US and…

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AOC joins nuclear abolition bill

PHOTO: Franmarie Metzler; U.S. House Office of Photography, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Washington, DC: U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY14) has joined a list of co-sponsors of a bill that would abolish all nuclear weapons and use the money to address climate change and other pressing social needs. The Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and…

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