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Ordinary people working together to eliminate nuclear weapons, reduce military spending, support global peacemaking and restore the well being of our planet.

Loose Nukes — a novel by Bill Griffeth

Loose Nukes CoverLoose Nukes
A Novel
by Bill Griffeth

About the Book

Published on the twelfth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks, Loose Nukes explores an even more frightening possibility: nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists. From Kyrgyzstan to Kashmir to Britain, from Washington to New York to Chicago to Alaska, we follow the Mushrooms (anarchists with The Bomb) and the man who would stop them, nuclear nonproliferation expert Coot Jenkins. The physical devastation and human suffering that even a small nuclear weapon can cause become horribly apparent as the Mushrooms begin their attacks.

Peter Morris’s "Guardians" to be Presented by The Theater Project

Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ
Friday, February 7, 2014, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, February 8, 2014, at 2 p.m.

Two actors will perform and two professors will ponder ethical questions of war when The Theater Project presents readings of Peter Morris’s play Guardians on February 7 and 8, followed by a discussion.

NJ Peace Action’s 56th Annual Soup Luncheon

Nov 16 2013 11:45 am
Nov 16 2013 4:00 pm

 

Transforming War Memories: Combat Paper

Works by Military Veterans and Family Members

Where:    Bloomfield High School
                   160 Broad Street
                   Bloomfield, New Jersey
Social Hour and Silent Auction:  11:45AM
Lunch: …………………………………​…12:45PM
Event Ends: …………………​…………​4:00PM

Music provided by Spook Handy (www.spookhandy.com).

Silent Auction features theater tickets, jewelry, subscriptions and restaurant gift certificates. Click here to see some of the items that will be available!

"It's very much a release," former Army medic Eli Wright said in an interview aired on PBS Newshour, which profiled the work done by Combat Paper NJ. "You know, the first time I started doing it, I felt like I was just letting off the pressure. You know, I felt like there had been all this pressure building up and I had nowhere to turn and no outlet. And it felt -- the first time I started cutting the uniform, I was literally, you know, separating away, tearing away at the fibers of war."

Combat PaperThe Combat Paper Project is based in San Francisco, CA with affiliate paper mills in New Jersey, New York and Nevada.  The project has traveled to Canada, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Kosovo providing workshops, exhibitions, performances and artists' talks.

Veterans use their uniforms worn in service to create works of art.  The uniforms are cut up, beaten into a pulp and formed into sheets of paper.  The work generates a much-needed conversation between veterans and civilians regarding our collective responsibilities and shared understanding in war.

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