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Friday, 17. September 2021

Saturday, September 25th, 2021 at 7:00pm

An evening honoring Dr. Bernard Lown

Live music from world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma

IPPNW and Greater Boston PSR (GBPSR) are thrilled to invite you to our fourth annual event to address the twin existential threats of nuclear war and climate change. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the special event will be streamed live on-line, beginning at 7:00pm, on Saturday, September 25th, 2021.

This year's event will honor the work of GBPSR and IPPNW co-founder Dr. Bernard Lown. This event will feature live music from world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and chamber musicians from the Longwood Symphony Orchestra. Yo-Yo Ma personally knew and greatly admired and respected the work of Dr. Lown and we are honored that he will offer his music to deepen the resonance of our message. Attendance to this virtual event is FREE, but sponsorships on behalf of both our organizations, no matter the amount, will be appreciated and put to good use.

September 25th, 2021, Netherlands

Bicycle protest action at Volkel

Tensions in the world are increasing. Major countries are seriously preparing for nuclear rearmament. The US wants to replace its nuclear weapons in the Netherlands. With the F-35, a new bomb should be placed at Volkel Air Base next year, as a replacement for the F-16. The same will also happen in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Turkey.

We must prevent that. A new arms race is not the answer. Another way out is possible: one of dialogue and disarmament rather than escalation. We do not want nuclear weapons in the Netherlands and no nuclear weapons in Europe.

On Saturday 25 September, the SP, PAX, WILPF and Niet in Mijn Naam, among others, are organizing a demonstration against nuclear weapons at Volkel Air Base. The demonstration starts at 11 a.m. In addition to leading speakers such as Jasper van Dijk and Krista van Velzen, there is also the opportunity to cycle around the base with other activists.

Register here to join the demonstration

September 26th, 2021, Belgium

Bikes not Bombs – Kleine Brogel

September 26 is proclaimed by the United Nations as the International Day for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. The Belgian Coalition against Nuclear Arms calls on citizens to participate in a ‘Bike not Bombs’ bike-tour and/or a peace picknick and action at the military base in Kleine Brogel where US-nuclear bombs are stored. With playful and peaceful protest, we want to bring one clear message together: No nuclear weapons in Belgium & Europe.

Fix the date in your agenda: September 26!
Let your voice be heard and take part in our cycling tour and / or picnic in Kleine Brogel.

Please register here