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TAKE ACTION to halt funding to programs that may lead to resumption of nuclear test explosions or new nuclear weapons.
You are invited to participate in a lively 60-minute webinar to rev your activism and effectively constrain new nuclear dangers in the era of Trump...
EXPLODING NUCLEAR RISKS: New Nukes, Mini-Nukes & U.S. Nuclear Testing
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4 pm – 5 pm Eastern
Resurgent nuclear threats are gaining intensity in the Trump Administration. You are no doubt aware of the president’s intemperate remarks that have inflamed relations between the United States and North Korea. Less publicly visible – but none-the-less menacing – is the gathering momentum in the era of Trump to pour accelerant on an international arms race with new nukes, mini-nukes and a return to U.S. nuclear testing in Nevada.
The good news is that we can nip this threat in the bud. Neocons, nuclear lab managers and others are pressing Trump to hit the accelerator on new warheads and the underground explosions needed to test them. Decisions will be made soon. Still, we have a rare opportunity right now to get out in front of the president and the neocons - to be proactive rather than reactive. We can put the brakes on these programs before they happen.
The webinar also honors the United Nations-designated “International Day Against Nuclear Tests.” The UN General Assembly voted unanimously in 2009 to adopt August 29 as a special day to increase awareness globally “about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions” and to take action for their permanent cessation. The date commemorates the closing of the Soviet test site at Semipalatinsk in Kazakhstan on August 29, 1991.
Expect short presentations of about 10 minutes each, slides you can download, action materials you can share, and time for Q & A.
This one-hour webinar on August 29 will address:
What are the risks of nuclear explosive tests to public health and the environment?
How would the world respond if the U.S. resumes nuclear testing?
Which U.S. nuclear weapons programs are accelerating a perilous new arms race?
What are effective actions we can take to put the brakes on these nuclear dangers?
Your expert presenters are:
Marylia Kelley is Executive Director of the Livermore-based Tri-Valley CAREs (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment). She brings 34 years of research, writing, and facilitating public participation in decisions regarding the Livermore Lab, U.S. nuclear weapons complex, nuclear weapons, waste and cleanup. Kelley has testified before the House Armed Services Committee of the U.S. Congress, the California Legislature and the National Academy of Sciences, among other deliberative bodies. In 2002, Kelley was inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame. She has lived in Livermore since 1976.
Shervin Taheran is Program and Policy Associate with the Arms Control Association (ACA) and the Project for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). She is responsible for ACA membership development, outreach and coordinating ACA's events, and the Bipartisan Nuclear Policy Dialogue Project with congressional staff and members. She is also a member of the CTBT Organization Youth Group. Shervin has worked for both Republican and Democratic members of Congress, was a research assistant for the Woodrow Wilson Center, and interned with the National Iranian American Council prior to joining the Arms Control Association.
Kathy Crandall Robinson is Interim Director of the Washington Office of Women’s Action for New Directions. She is also a senior fellow at Women In International Security (WIIS). Kathy has over two decades of experience working with policymakers and grassroots advocates on peace and security issues, particularly including advocacy for a permanent end to nuclear explosive testing. Read some of Kathy’s opinion pieces related to testing on her Huffington Post Column, and in The Hill.
Susan Gordon is the coordinator of the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment a coalition based in the Grants Mining District of New Mexico. MASE works toward the cleanup of contamination from past uranium mining and preventing new uranium mines. MASE works to secure health studies and compensation for communities and former uranium miners. Previously, she was the director of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability for 17 years working to address issues of nuclearweapons production and waste cleanup. She is a grassroots organizer that knows how to work at the community level, regional level and nationally. She lives in Santa Fe, NM.
SPONSORED BY: Tri-Valley CAREs & Women’s Action for New Directions
DATE: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
TIME: 4pm – 5pm Eastern
REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR HERE