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The Old and New Faces of Nuclear Weapons

August 6, 2014 - August 6, 2014
Portland, Oregon

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and our community partners invite you to the annual commemoration of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

When: Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, 6-7 PM

Where: Japanese American Historical Plaza at Waterfront Park (NW Naito Parkway and Couch Street in downtown Portland)

The theme for this year’s event is The Old and New Faces of Nuclear Weapons. We chose this to emphasize how nuclear weapons have evolved over time from their tragic use at Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the uranium munitions used in modern warfare and ever more dangerous weapons currently being developed.

Our speakers include Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who has sponsored new legislation to cut funding for nuclear weapons, and retired Army Colonel Ann Wright, who famously resigned her State Department position in protest of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Along with emcee Chisao Hata, we will have a musical performance by en Taiko, an interactive art project by Anna Daedalus and Kerry Davis entitled River Shadows, and opportunities for YOU to get more involved in creating a future free from the threat of nuclear weapons.

For more information, to be an event co-sponsor or to contribute to this event, please contact us at 503-274-2720. Thank you!

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Resources

  • Nuclear Famine: A Billion People at Risk Report

    Newly generated data on the decline in agricultural production that would follow a limited, regional nuclear war in South Asia support the concern that more than one billion people would be in danger of starvation. Epidemic disease and further conflict spawned by such a famine would put additional hundreds of millions at risk. Read more »

  • Don't Bank on the Bomb Report

    Don’t Bank on the Bomb is the first major global report on the financing of companies that manufacture, modernize and maintain nuclear weapons and their delivery vehicles. It identifies more than 300 banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset managers from 30 countries that invest significantly in 20 major nuclear weapons producers. Read more »