Nukes, War & Climate Change – Making the Connections

Michael Klare, author of “Resource Wars,” “Blood and Oil,” and “The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources” speaks in a workshop entitled “Uniting Our Strategies to Stop War and Save the Planet” leading up to the New York Peoples Climate Convergence. EON photo

Raising Consciousness About Nuclear Technologies, War-Making and Climate Change What’s the connection between militarism, nuclear weapons, nuclear power and climate change and how can people organize to effectively confront these existential challenges to our civilization, our species and the living planet? Those were the questions asked and answered in workshops held in New York as part of the Peoples Climate Convergence. In this edition, we bring you our video coverage of some of those programs. Watch this space for future videos from the workshops. Our thanks to Western States Legal Foundation and to those of you who contributed the support that made our coverage of these important events possible. Michael Klare – War & Climate Change Author and peace scholar Michael Klare gave this talk as part of a workshop held ahead of the New York Climate Convergence on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at St. John’s University – New York City. Sponsored by United For Peace and Justice, the workshop was titled “Uniting Our Strategies to Stop War and Save the Planet.” Jackie Cabasso – Nukes & Climate Change Don’t Mix Western States Legal Foundation’s Executive Director Jacqueline Cabasso gave this talk as part of a workshop series held ahead of the New York Climate Convergence on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at St. John’s University – New York City. The series was titled “Deadly Connections: Challenging Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power, and Climate Change.” Cabasso’s talk opened the first segment of the workshop which focused on “Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power, and the Nuclear Disarmament Impasse.” DEADLY CONNECTIONS: Challenging Nuclear Weapons, Power & Climate Change – Part 1 “Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power, and the Nuclear Disarmament Impasse” This is Part 1 of workshop series held ahead of the New York Climate Convergence on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at St. John’s University – New York City. The 2 workshops were sponsored by Western States Legal Foundation, the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy and the American Friends Service Committee with support from the Jane Addams Peace Association. Speakers included: Jackie Cabasso, Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation; National Co-Convener, United for Peace and Justice. M.V. Ramana, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University. Joseph Gerson, Disarmament Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee. Andrew Lichterman, Senior Research Analyst, Western States Legal Foundation. Moderator: Sophia Wolman, American Friends Service Committee For more info: WSLFweb.org, AFSC.org. DEADLY CONNECTIONS: Challenging Nuclear Weapons, Power & Climate Change – Part 2 “Acting Locally and Globally to Pressure the Capitals.” This is Part 2 of a workshop series held ahead of the New York Climate Convergence on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at St. John’s University – New York City. The series was titled “Deadly Connections: Challenging Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power, and Climate Change.” Speakers include: Tony DeBrum, Foreign Minister, Republic of the Marshall Islands John Burroughs, Executive Director, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, member of the international legal team representing the Marshall Islands in their historic World Court case holding the nuclear-armed states to account for non-compliance with their disarmament obligations. Frank Cownie, Mayor of DesMoines, Iowa; member of Mayors for Peace; Board Member, ICLEI USA (Local Governments for Sustainability USA). Judith LeBlanc, Field Director, Peace Action. The workshops were sponsored by Western States Legal Foundation, the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy and the American Friends Service Committee with support from the Jane Addams Peace Association. For more info: WSLFweb.org, AFSC.org. =================== Uniting Our Strategies to Stop War and Save the Planet A panel of activists from a variety of issues areas talk about how they can join forces to end war-making and save the planet. A workshop held ahead of the New York Climate Convergence on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at St. John’s University – New York City. Sponsor: United for Peace & Justice Moderator: Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation, UFPJ National Co-convener. Presenters: Michael Klare, author of “Resource Wars,” “Blood and Oil,” and “The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources” (15 min.) Lisa Fithian, Alliance of Community Trainers Michael Eisenscher, US Labor Against the War Michael McPhearson, Veterans for Peace Mary Hladky, Military Families Speak Out Matt Howard, Iraq Veterans Against the War Saif Rahman, RESIST For more info: UnitedForPeace.org =========== If you like EON’s work, you can support it, whatever your budget level, here.

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James Heddle and Mary Beth Brangan administer this blog as well as NoNukesCA.net and eon3EMFblog.net. Award-winning media producers as well as educators and community organizers, they co-direct EON - the Ecological Options Network . The EON YouTube channel has over 700 posts and over 5,000 subscribers.
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