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DC Conference update on threats from biological, toxic, and nuclear weapons

WEAPONS AND WAR: A SYMPOSIUM ON INTERNATIONAL ACCORDS TOWARDS WORLD SECURITY AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE AFTER SEPTEMBER 11
Friday, October 26, 2001 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Lutheran Church of the Reformation
212 East Capitol Street Washington D.C.
WEAPONS AND WAR

A SYMPOSIUM ON
INTERNATIONAL ACCORDS TOWARDS WORLD SECURITY
AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE AFTER SEPTEMBER 11

Friday, October 26, 2001 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m

Lutheran Church of the Reformation
212 East Capitol Street Washington D.C.
(2 blocks east of the Capitol Building and one block east of the Supreme Court)

Activist and academic experts will provide an update on threats from biological, toxic, and nuclear weapons and existing international agreements intended to minimize these threats. Discussions will cover the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The United States government is sabotaging all four treaties: by rejecting a Compliance Protocol on the BTWC that is to be finalized in November in Geneva, by beginning to build a missile defense facility in Alaska, by refusing to ratify the CTBT, and by developing low-yield bunker-busting weapons.

Speakers include:
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (invited)
Brian Becker, co-director of the International Action Center (IAC)
Max Obuszewski, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Arjun Makhijani, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER)
Hillel W. Cohen, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Social Medicine
Edward Hammond, Sunshine Project
Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation
John Burroughs, Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy
Tara Thornton, Military Toxics Project (MPT)
Kevin Martin, Peace Action

For more information contact Chela Vazquez (IATP) at (612) 870-3441 cvazquez (at) iatp.org

Steering committee and supporters include: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), Bradford University, Sunshine Project, International Peace Bureau (IPB), Transnational Institute (TNI), The Center for Defense Information (CDI), Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Instituto Latinoamericano de Servicios Legales Alternativos (ILSA), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace Action, Corporacion de Unidades Democraticas para el Desarrollo (CEUDES), Centro de Debate y Accion Ambiental, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER), Accion Ecologica, OXFAM Change Inititiative.

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