World Can’t Wait 2006: Schedule of Events

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Banstand on Boston Common World Cant Wait Day 2005

I agreed with their assertion last year. The world is still here, but in considerably worse shape I’m giving them a plus mark in truth in advertising. It’s a little earlier this year. It may well be bigger this year. They have been advertising on Air America Radio with a click through to the WCW national site. The Boston group has a blog. Today Oct. 5 starting at noon at the Bandstand on Boston Common. I will stop by at noon, but briefly. I’m going to respond to an invitation forwarded to me by the Harvard Cambridge Peace Walk.

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Special Seminar

Thursday, October 5, 12:30 p.m.
Bowie-Vernon Conference Room (N262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street
The Imperative and Possibilities of Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: Hibakusha and Japanese Movement Perspectives
Hiroshi Takakusaki, General Secretary of Gensuikyo (Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs)
Shoji Sawada, Professor of Physics (emeritus), Nagoya University, and a Hibakusha (a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing)
(Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations)

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This event is being carried out in cooperation with the Cambridge office of the American Friends Service Committee and Joseph Gerson.

This is important because some people actually don’t know that seeking hegemony is a bad thing and why. One of the justifications for the invasion of Iraq was nuclear weapons. It was a policy of Non-Proliferation through Preemptive War. According to Scott Ritter the U.S. Government has been flying U2’s over Iran for at least two years. This is an act of war. Scott was right about the Iraqi nukes. So mostly likely, we are secretly already at war with Iran. The question is, will that war go “hot” or nuclear. Scott was wrong about the bombing starting June a year ago, but seeing the future is an imprecise science. The drumbeat from the administration has gotten louder. And with the manpower problems of the military, if the war does go “hot”, the “nuclear option” is likely. Then there is North Korea. The notion of a series of small nuclear wars to prevent proliferation is not the classical picture of THE UNTHINKABLE, but that’s kind of the point. The administration seems to be dedicated to making THE UNTHINKABLE thinkable. I don’t buy the premise.

So I’ll go briefly to WCW06, then to the Knafel, then get with Marion Lamm, then I’ll go to my little desk by the door. Maybe latter I’ll reconnect with WCW, they say they’ll be there for 24 hours, but I’m not sure they’ll be able to do it.

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