Countdown to Zero, a new documentary on nuclear weapons, makes the case for abolishing them. It opens at the Kendall Sq Theater on July 30.
Mass Peace Action will host a special opening weekend screening at 7:20 on Sunday, August 1. Tickets to the film are free while they last at masspeaceaction.org. Jimmy Tingle will host a disussion session after the screening.
Presidents Obama and Medvedev signed the New START treaty in April which will reduce US and Russian arsenals by 1/3. While only a baby step to abolishing nuclear weapons, ratification is important to resume the arms control dialogue that has been suspended for 15 years. Ratification is not assured and Senator Scott Brown is a potential yes vote. Disarmament advocates would like to convince Brown to vote for New START. Maybe he will join us for the film!