WHEN: Hiroshima Day, Monday, August 6, 2018, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago
News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on:
73 years after Hiroshima/Nagasaki
The nuclear threat in the age of Trump-Kim
Since the Non-Proliferation Treaty was agreed to 50 years ago, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel have joined the ranks of known nuclear-armed countries. Today, Saudi Arabia and Iran probably aim to acquire nuclear arsenals. Despite pledging to work toward disarmament, none of the five powers recognized by the treaty—the U.S., Russia, China, France, and the UK—have made any real steps in that direction.
Now the world has entered a period of increasing global tensions, from trade wars, to U.S. threats against Iran, to repeated confrontations between U.S. and Chinese forces in the South China Sea. How can we eliminate, rather than raising, the probability of nuclear war?
- Is Trump-Kim summitry a path to peace or preparation for war?
- How is the threat of nuclear war used to control and exploit people?
- What social changes are needed to make nuclear disarmament possible?
Speaker: Bob McGuire, labor page editor of News & Letters, author of “Workers’ Revolts Threaten Xi Jinping”
See also “Trump-Kim ‘peace’ threatens masses”
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