Join PSR Arizona for a screening of 2 short and one long film on the adverse impacts of uranium mining on communities and our environment, followed by Q&A with filmmaker Justin Clifton and panel discussion with public health activists.
Co-sponsored by PSR Arizona, Nuclear Resister, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Sierra Club (Rincon Group), and more.
As the federal government continues its failure to address the global climate crisis, innovative public-private partnerships such as the 2030 District Network are doing important work to fight climate change with local communities and businesses.
Peter Dobrovolny, retired architect and city planner
Peter was instrumental in creating the first 2030 District in Seattle as a city employee developing green building programs. In 2016, Peter cofounded the Tucson 2030 District, of which he currently serves as chair.
Barbara Warren, executive director of PSR Arizona
Barbara is a retired physician in internal and community medicine. She works to promote clean renewable energy, water protection and conservation, and education for communities to address the health and environmental impacts of the climate crisis. Barbara serves on the Tucson 2030 District Board of Directors.
Tuesday, June 25 at 8 pm EDT
This event commemorates the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombing.
Sponsored by WILPF & PSR AZ.
Join PSR Arizona to watch as the Tucson, AZ Mayor & Council are expected to approve a Back from the Brink resolution.
CELEBRATE 39 YEARS OF THE NUCLEAR RESISTER at the Arizona premiere of:
The Nuns, The Priests and The Bombs
Directed by Helen Young, this 2018 documentary tells the story of two nuclear disarmament actions:
the Disarm Now Plowshares (2009) and Transform Now Plowshares (2012).
TICKETS: $10 – $39 sliding scale
ADVANCE TICKET SALES INFO:
There are only 96 seats available for Screen 3 so get your seats SOON!!
Mail-in check deadline: October 8. Send a check for $10 – $39 per ticket (sliding scale), made payable and mailed to:
The Nuclear Resister, PO Box 43383, Tucson, AZ 85733. Please include a phone number and the names of the people who will be attending. We’ll have your names on the guest list when you arrive.
Any remaining seats will be available at the box office the day of the film.THE NUCLEAR RESISTER
The first issue of the Nuclear Resister (NR) newsletter was published in October 1980 and coincidentally contained just one action report: that of the Plowshares Eight, the very first nuclear disarmament action fulfilling the words of the prophet Isaiah “to beat swords into plowshares, and spears into pruning hooks.” NR coordinators Jack and Felice Cohen-Joppa have continued the work of reporting on nonviolent resistance for a nuclear-free future since then – for the past 33 years from Tucson – with assistance from hundreds of people.
This event is a fundraiser to help with travel expenses to Georgia to attend the October 21 trial in federal court of the Kings Bay Plowshares (KBP). Jack and Felice are providing jail support for one of the KBP, Fr. Steve Kelly SJ, who has been in a Georgia county jail since the April 2018 action.
All donations welcome – thank you for your support!For more information:
520-323-8697 – firstname.lastname@example.org – www.nukeresister.org – nunspriestsbombsthefilm.com
Tuesday, October 15, 20197 p.m.at The Loft Cinema 3233 E. Speedway Tucson, AZ
There will be a brief intro to the film and an opportunity for discussion afterwards.
The Loft Cinema: (Theater 3)
3233 East Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ
Sunday, January 5, 2020
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
First film [short] Justin Clifton’s “Unnecessary Evil”
Featured film: Circle of Poison
Short Q & A Afterwards
PSR-Arizona [Physicians for Social Responsibility] is sponsoring two films: a short [9.5 min] “Unnecessary Evil” by Justin Clifton, about uranium mines tailings pollution in the Colorado River affecting the Havasupai First Nations peoples in Arizona. Followed by “Circle of Poison”, a 71 minute documentary about agro-pesticide pollution in international lands in India, Argentina and Mexico. Film is narrated by David Weir, RPCV [Returned Peace Corps Volunteer] from Afghanistan. This also effects US food consumption and First Nation lands.
PSR-AZ and IITC [International Indian Treaty Council] co-sponsor these films for a free screening, Sunday, January 5th, at 4pm at The LOFT in Tucson. The proximity of pesticide use in Yaqui communities in Sonora Mexico near to Tucson, as well as other international locales make this a poignant film for Tucson audiences.
The films illustrate corporate malfeasance, circular lobbying rotations in DC, and health effects of unjust environmental practices. PSR-AZ links the environmental and nuclear industries as significant polluters.
A powerful exposé in the January 21 Rolling Stone magazine has found that wastewater from many oil and gas wells is dangerously radioactive. Nearby residents, the local environment, and especially oil and gas industry employees may be exposed to toxic levels of radiation—but most people are totally unaware.
Please join us for a PSR webinar with Justin Nobel, the reporter whose two-year investigation culminated in these explosive revelations.
Mr. Nobel found, through hundreds of interviews with scientists, environmentalists, regulators, and workers, “a sweeping arc of [radioactive] contamination—oil-and-gas waste spilled, spread, and dumped across America…”
Radium is typically the most abundant radioactive substance in oil and gas wastewater, and it is so dangerous that it is subject to tight restrictions even at hazardous-waste sites. Yet today, radium-bearing wastewater, as Mr. Nobel writes, is transported along America’s highways in unmarked trucks; handled by workers who are often misinformed and under protected; leaked into waterways; and stored in dumps that are not equipped to contain the toxicity. [It] has even been used in commercial products sold at hardware stores and is spread on local roads as a de-icer.
Learn more about this shocking public health threat at our webinar:
“Radioactive Fracking Wastewater: A Chilling Threat to Health”
Featuring Justin Nobel, investigative journalist
Wednesday, February 19
8:00 – 9:00 pm Eastern
I look forward to you joining us.
Director, Environment & Health