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Oil Spill * Nuclear Weapons Conference and Protests


Slocum is director of Public Citizen's Energy Program. He recently wrote the piece "The Oil Spill ... BP's $485 Million in Fines."
He also wrote the piece "Obama's Drill To Nowhere."

is speaking this weekend at a conference on abolishing nuclear weapons
at the Riverside Church in New York City. Other speakers include UN
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba. This
conference comes on the eve of the review conference of the Nuclear
Non-Proliferation Treaty at the United Nations, which takes place every
five years and begins on Monday. For more information, see:

On Sunday, organizers, which include the group Peace Action,
expect over 10,000 people from around the world to participate in an
"interfaith convocation, rally, march and peace festival at Dag
Hammarskjold Plaza demanding a world free of nuclear weapons." See:

Gerson is director of programs for the American Friends Service Committee in New England and author of Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World. He recently wrote the piece "Obama's Diplomatic Nuclear Offensive."



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