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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.”

Gerson 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.”

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167