Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature

A Talk About the Iran Nuclear Weapons Deal

Sunday, October 25, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Ron Zucker
Location Details:
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez
San Mateo, CA 94401

In July, the P5 + 1 (five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany) signed a deal with Iran to halt Iran's ability to build a nuclear weapon for at least 10 years. The deal could be a meaningful step along the path to a more peaceful Middle East.

The Joint Cooperative Plan of Action (JCPOA) has already faced its share of detractors: Many Congressional Republicans and a handful of Democrats spearheaded a letter to Iran prior to and unsuccessful legislation following the agreement, all meant to derail it. Israel still talks about military action, and has its backers for that in Congress as well as the U.S. national security establishment

Andy Lichterman, board member and policy analyst for the Oakland-based Western States Legal Foundation, will discuss the deal and its immediate implications. Andy will also review the long-running confrontation with Iran over its nuclear program, as well as less-discussed aspects of the broader context of nuclear weapons. These include the forces that drive acquisition of nuclear technology worldwide - and how movements for a more fair and peaceful world might well respond to conflicts among states at a time when many governments are largely unaccountable to their people. As such, he will address creating the kind of broad political climate where a deal such as the JCPOA would be harder to attack than has lately been the case.

Andy Lichterman is a lawyer who has represented peace and environmental activists in a variety of settings, and also taught at alternative law schools for many years. In recent years his work has focused on the purposes and impacts of U.S. nuclear and other strategic weapons programs - including their effect on global disarmament efforts. He has also focused on the relationship between nuclear technologies, militarism, and the global economy.

Join us for insight on the nuclear agreement with Iran, both for now and the future. The UUSM is wheelchair accessible.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Oct 6, 2015 11:04AM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


$20.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network