Nuclear Weapons talk at Theology Uncorked

November 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
St. Frances Cabrini Parish
3201 E Presidio Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Theology Uncorked
Guest presenter Jack Cohen-Joppa
6:30 pm Monday, November 5
Parish Hall
St. Frances Cabrini Parish
3201 E Presidio RoadTheological Reflection | Good conversation | Delicious Wines | Great Popcorn | If you’d like, bring a snack or a bottle of wine to share.NUCLEAR WEAPONS
The Treaty to Ban Them and The Tucson Connection

“Jack Cohen-Joppa’s anti-nuclear activism began 40 years ago when he was first arrested protesting nuclear weapons production in Colorado. Since 1980, Jack and his wife Felice have chronicled anti-nuclear and anti-war protest while supporting peace prisoners as coordinators/publishers of the Nuclear Resister. He’ll report on the status of the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the local connection.

The Nuclear Resister networks the anti-nuyclear and anti-war resistance movement while acting as a clearinghouse for information about contemporary nonviolent resistance to war and the nuclear threat. The emphasis is on suport for the women and men jailed for these actions. The blog is the online companion to the quarterly Nuclear Resister newsletter.”

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  1. Carolyn Classen

    Jack spoke about the 2017 Nobel Peace prize for prohibition of nuclear weapons, and provided a grim scenario of the fearsome effects of a nuclear blast here in Tucson. The 50 year old NPT non-proliferation treaty with its goal of nuclear abolition is the goal, with Spring 2017 draft of new ICAN treaty okayed by 122 nations in U.N., to be ratified by 50 (already 19), but major 5 nuclear countries won’t sign (i.e Russia). Tucson connection started with Titan ICBMs, the Tucson solidarity peace camp, and Raytheon of which 90% is war production with 11,000 employees. Raytheon recently got 900 M contract to build next generation of cruise missles. Jack asked What Can We Do? Answer is get more education on this subject, join ICAN movement, listen to survivors’ stories, speak up, don’t Bank on the Bomb, support anti-nuclear legislation, Back from Brink campaign, attend monthly vigils at Raytheon & DM. About 60 people in attendance with questions about confusing offensive vs. defensive weapons; navy base in S. Korea has opposition; who are 5 major nuclear countries (US, Britain, France, Russia, China); status on leakage at Fukushima Dai Ichi plants; Prof. Noam Chomsky talking about nuclear weapons & global change; what of nuclear waste threat; nuclear winter is not antidote to global warming; status of Reagan’s “Star Wars” program, who are the nuclear watch dogs?

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