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Global Wave 2015

2015-04-19 22:20:12
Global Wave flyerHeader On Sunday, April 26 communities throughout the world will participate in a Global Wave Goodbye to Nuclear Weapons. The Global Wave is an international mobilization calling on governments to abolish nuclear weapons and re-invest the $100 billion global nuclear weapons buGlobal Wave flyerChaindget into areas of social need such as eliminating poverty, addressing climate change, and ensuring basic health care and education world-wide.

Sunday, April 26 at 1 pm Chain Reaction peace sculpture 1800 block of Main St., Santa Monica

Photos from Global Wave events will be presented to world leaders at the NPT conference at the UN. Bring signs with your message waving goodbye to nuclear weapons.

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Countdown to Tax Day

2015-04-01 16:48:24
Where does our money go? Do the uses make us safer, or at greater risk, and without money for our needs? Watch for this image as CPR posts a daily message on Facebook on nuclear weapons leading up to April 15 Tax Day when we fund our national priorities. We invite you to like, share and tweet these posts and make your voice heard. ...................... NuclearWeaponsCost

 Tax Day

US taxpayers will pay $56.3 billion today to fund nuclear weapons programs. Is this your priority? Calculate your individual and community costs @ http://bit.ly/1I1iUOE
Each April, Dr. Bob Dodge, PSR-LA Board Member and co-founder of Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, calculates the cost of nuclear weapons programs to our communities.In 2014, Los Angeles County spent $1,785,041,517.60 on nuclear weapons programs, and the city of Los Angeles spent $692,183,507.40! These are tax dollars diverted from community needs such as education, health care, environmental protection, and many other important social services – spent instead on deadly weapons that must never be used. Day 2 Countdown to Tax Day 

John Oliver on America’s hoarding of nuclear weapons:

https://youtu.be/1Y1ya-yF35g

Day 3 Countdown to Tax Day - “The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.”        .................................................Albert Einstein Published in Common Dreams today: Taxes and the End of the Nuclear Age by Robert Dodge

Day 4 Countdown to Tax Day

Polls show that 76% of people around the world favor the elimination of nuclear weapons. Are you one of them? Let your voice be heard:

http://bit.ly/1CjgKC8 

 
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May Meeting: Mothers Speak on the Dangers of Nuclear Power

2015-03-31 11:50:25
At our May meeting, we honor  Julia Ward Howe’s original intention for Mothers’ Day. In 1870, Julia Ward Howe took on a new issue and a new cause. Distressed by her experience of the realities of war, determined that peace was one of the two most important causes of the world (the other being equality in its many forms) and seeing war arise again in the world in the Franco-Prussian War, she called in 1870 for women to rise up and oppose war in all its forms. She wanted women to come together across national lines, to recognize what we hold in common above what divides us, and commit to finding peaceful resolutions to conflicts. She issued a Declaration, hoping to gather together women in a congress of action. Read the proclamation here.

Sunday,  May 3

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

E.P. Foster Library, Topping Room

Guards at whiteboard at Fukushima-1 main gate

Yoko Kubota will report on her research into the continuing effects of the Fukushima nuclear accident and show a preview of the documentary film she is directing and producing. The film documents the current situation of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster and the problems in the Nuclear Power Industry worldwide. Can the global community come together to protect humanity from this critical issue?  http://indispensableshiftdoc.com/ mothersforpeacecollageMothers for Peace of San Luis Obispo will report on their efforts to close Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant and to promote peace and a nuclear-free, carbon-free world, utilizing conservation and sustainable resources.  http://mothersforpeace.org/
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EarthDay Ecofest!

2015-03-25 10:41:47
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Saturday, April 25, 2015

10am to 5pm

Ventura beachfront Seaside/Promenade Park and Surfer’s Point Boardwalk (view map)

Come celebrate the 8th annual, award-winning event

with Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions

We will have a booth at the fair - if you would like to help out at our booth for an hour or two, please email mail@c-p-r.net.

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Upcoming CPR Meetings

2015-03-20 16:32:23

June Meeting:  Participatory Budgeting

Sunday, June 7,  3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

E.P. Foster Library Topping Room

Learn about participatory budgeting (http://www.participatorybudgeting.org/), a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget, allowing them to work with government to make the budget decisions which affect their lives.

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