“Ban The Bomb” Rally, Fairbanks, Alaska, July 1, 2017

A group of Alaskans gathered for a rally in support of the United Nations’ current effort to institute a Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. Heather Koponen’s sign saying “Don’t Bank On The Bomb” elicited the angst of the local Wells Fargo Bank’s management. An official came out and told her that she couldn’t use the public sidewalk to protest. The bank official told her that she was upsetting their clients.

Ban the Bomb Rally Sat. July 1, corner of University Ave. & Geist Rd,1:30-2:30

Come show that it is time to support the current NUCLEAR BAN TREATY NEGOTIATIONS.

After campaigning from civil society, governments are now in negotiations at the United Nations on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”. This new international agreement will place nuclear weapons on the same legal footing as other weapons of mass destruction, which have long been outlawed.

The negotiations are taking place at UN headquarters in New York from 27 to 31 March and from 15 June to 7 July 2017, with the participation of governments, international organizations and civil society representatives.

The U.S.”leaders” are not taking an active part, but we can let the world know that the people support ending nuclear arms race, testing and devastation.

See more at: https://www.un.org/disarmament/wmd/nuclear/npt/

Emma’s Revolution Concert Sat. June 3rd

Keep the Resistance going with an inspiring concert
from “activist power duo” Emma’s Revolution

EmmaRevolutionNow Cover

Photo: Irene Young

Revolution Now
CD Release Concert

Saturday, June 3rd 8pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks
4448 Pike’s Landing
Tickets $25

available at Gulliver’s Books, Grassroots Guitar, or via
info@alaskapeace.org
emmasrevolution.com

Sponsored by the Alaska Peace Center

Community News and Opportunities for Action

 

Alaska Peace Center Community News and Actions  (and KWRK-LP 90.9 FM Radio Report on Mondays, 10am), Week of May 22

Be Ready for Opportunities to Participate!

Briefly:  In the recent past:

  • Senator Lisa Murkowski cosponsor of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act
  • U.S. Rep. threatened with lynching
  • Alaskans removed 2.1 tons of prescription drugs
  • non-compete agreements” forbid working for competitors after being laid off or fired without cause

Ongoing:

  • Legislature is now in special session LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION OFFICE: 452-4448
  • court order to force the use of toxic herbicides
  • Permanent Supportive Housing
  • looking for munitions and explosives…left behind in the water

In the near future:

. . . [read more]

5th Annual Peace Feast

Save the Date!—5th Annual Peace Feast to be held Saturday, June 4, noon to 2:00 at the Pioneer Park Wilderness Pavilion

Come help us celebrate at the Wilderness Pavilion (the one closest to the river). Dick Farris will provide his famous barbecued ribs and chicken. Please bring a dish to share and eating utensils if possible. This is a fun time to relax, enjoy each other’s company, and share ideas and interests. There will be short informal presentations by various groups and individuals on their activities to advance peace, justice and sustainability in the Fairbanks area.

Community News, 17 April 2017

Alaska Peace Center Community News and Actions (and KWRK-LP 90.9 FM Radio Report on Mondays, 10am) Week of April 17, 2017

Briefly: In the recent past: $100 million is the cost of the 59 Tomahawk missiles

Call to Protect Education Funding

Tax Day demonstrators

U.S. citizens increased our complicity in war crimes

Ongoing:

1. Friends of Fox Spring citizens’ group

2. U.S. Senators & Representatives are out of session. until April 23rd: challenge them to do better.

3. U.S. Navy Northern Edge 2017, live fire exercise in Gulf of Alaska

4. –Tell President Trump not to approve another $390 million in arms sales to Saudi Arabia!

In the near future:

. . . [read more]

Monthly Meeting Thursday, May 4

The monthly business meeting of the Alaska Peace Center (held on the first Thursday of every month) will take place at 7 pm on Thursday, April 6, at the APC office, upstairs in the College Mall, 3535 College Road Suite 203 (catty corner across the parking lot from Gulliver’s Books–stairs are at the west end sharing an external door with the Fuji Restaurant). All are welcome.