Upcoming Events

February 28, 2020

Hands Up: A Campaign for Peace

Prime Gallery Friday, February 28, 6-9 P.M. 351 Palisade Ave, Jersey City PRIME Gallery will be holding an art exhibition featuring local North Jersey artists, entitled HANDS UP (A Campaign for Peace) to raise awareness for their campaign for peace and to promote love and unity through various forms of art and expression. The exhibition will serve as a showcase for Jahahd Payne (bio below), a young artist and victim…
Bob at Westfield
Mar 08, 2020

Rev. Bob Moore Speaking for Philadelphia Ethical Society

Rev. Bob Moore, CFPA's Executive Director (pictured below), will be speaking at the Philadelphia Ethical Society's meeting on Sunday, March 8, at 11 AM. The meeting is at 1906 S.…
NoDrones
Mar 28, 2020

March Demonstration Against Horsham Drone Center

There will be no demonstrations in January and February. Join the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM for our Monthly Protest Against the Horsham…
Apr 01, 2020

Conference on Water and Peace

CFPA will be cohosting the Conference on Water and Peace, designed to promote security through equitable policy, governance, and technology. Speakers for the conference include Clive…
Dr. Bonne for 2020 Membership Renewal Gathering
Apr 05, 2020

Membership Renewal & New Member Welcome Gathering

Come celebrate our wonderful community of members and supporters! Our annual Membership Renewal & New Member Welcome Gathering will be held on Sunday, April 5 - with a light meal…
climate action
Apr 26, 2020

Upcoming Climate Crisis Panel

Niki VanAller, CFPA's Assistant Director, will be speaking about climate refugees on a climate crisis panel on Sunday, April 26, from 7-9 p.m. The event is cosponsored by St. Anthony’s…
May 13, 2020

Lobby Day!

CFPA is planning to travel to D.C. on Wednesday, May 13, to meet with our region's members of Congress. We have recently been taking Amtrak there and back, and will most likely do so…

 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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