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Upcoming Events

July 14, 2020

US Sanctions on Venezuela and What We Can Do About Them

Tuesday, July 14 at 7 PM -- Join the Coalition for Peace Action for a virtual educational discussion around US sanctions on Venezuela. Click here to register! We will hear from Michelle Ellner, Coordinator of CodePink's Latin America program, and Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance (see bios below). Our event co-sponsors are: CodePink, Grannies Peace Brigade of Philadelphia, Maryland Peace Action, Massachussetts Peace…
Jul 16, 2020

July Political Action Committee via Zoom

Thursday, July 16, 20207:30 PM ** This meeting will be held on Zoom, a video-conferencing platform** Only those who RSVP will be sent meeting materials and the link to join the Zoom…
Aug 09, 2020

Watch! Service to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki

On August 9, the Rev. Robert Moore's pre-recorded sermon (watch below!) will be part of the virtual Sunday service for Christ Congregation of Princeton, for the 75th Anniversary of the…
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Aug 09, 2020

75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings, with Dan Ellsberg

CFPA will (virtually) commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, on Sunday, August 9, at 7 p.m. This commemoration will take place via Zoom, a…
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Nov 15, 2020

Annual Multifaith Service for Peace: The Rev. Dr. Chloe Breyer

2020's Multifaith Service for Peace, in collaboration with the Princeton University Chapel, will be held on Sunday, November 15, starting at 11 a.m. The service may occur at the…
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Nov 15, 2020

Annual Conference for Peace with Amb. Bonnie Jenkins and Maj. Danny Sjursen

2020's Conference for Peace will be held on Sunday, November 15, starting at 1:30 p.m. The conference is likely to be conducted virtually, but updates will be posted here. Our speakers…

 On October 1, with excellent timing, the 2015 Right Livelihood Honorary Award was announced to Tony DeBrum and the people of the Marshall Islands "in recognition of their vision and courage to take legal action against the nuclear powers for failing to honor their disarmament obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty." This provided the backdrop for the presentation to students, lawyers and activists at the University of Pittsburgh Law School.

 David and Goliath: The Marshall Islands Take on the Nuclear Powers was co-sponsored by Remembering Hiroshima, Imagining Peace (of which CFPA Western PA is an active member), the National Lawyers Guild (Pittsburgh Chapter), and the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE); and SEIU Healthcare PA.

Speakers included Ed Aguilar, PA Director for the Coalition for Peace Action, John Burroughs (Executive Director LCNP who also spoke at CFPA Membership Dinner), and UE’s General Council Joseph Cohen. Ed started the program with a power-point history of Marshall Islands describing the nuclear testing contamination and its relationship to climate change, as well as clean-energy solutions to reverse the effects of human activities on climate. John shared the 2014 case filed in the International Court of Justice and US federal court. This case compels the 9 nuclear powers to negotiate in good faith for the elimination of nuclear weapons as required by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and customary international law. Joseph described UE’s amicus brief which is now in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California. He explained how the District Court erred in finding that there were no judicial standards for determining whether the parties failed to negotiate in good faith. In fact, labor law has much experience with the application of a “good faith standard” in collective bargaining.

We were fortunate to have these experts share their knowledge and direct involvement with this groundbreaking case and look forward to following its progress (Pictures below provided by Jo Schlesinger, Western PA Coordinator - Coalition for Peace Action; Videos provided by Robin Alexander)
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