A Critical Time for Action


If the Covid 19 pandemic has demonstrated nothing else, it is that very low probability, very high impact calamities do indeed happen, with world shattering results. Jerry Ross (CPDCS Treasurer) published a recent article for Mass Peace Action, calling for political action towards nuclear disarmament at this critical moment.  By Jerald Ross Today we face … Read more

Online World Conference: April 25, 2020


Abolish Nuclear Weapons | Resist and Reverse Climate Change | For Social and Economic Justice **UPDATE** This event has already taken place. Transcripts and a recording of the event are available here. Date: April 25, 2020 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (New York, ET)/ 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Central European Time)/ 10:00 p.m. … Read more

COVID-19 Interview: Joseph Gerson discusses geopolitical consequences of pandemic

On Sunday, March 29th, Joseph Gerson (President and Co-founder of CPDCS) was interviewed by David Goodman and Marc Stern on Radio with a View (MIT Radio – WMBR – 88.1FM Boston). During the episode, they discuss the geopolitical and structural changes being a accelerated or wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. You can listen to the complete episode … Read more

Nationwide Briefing Call: Global Days of Action on Military Spending

Military spending costs us the Earth

On Thursday, March 19th, 2020, Bill Hartung and Lindsay Koshgarian hosted a nationwide briefing call for Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS). Listen to a full recording of the call here: https://fccdl.in/ktz8LaKOW0 GDAMS 2020 will take place from April 10 – May 9. We hope that you will consider organizing a local event. To help you … Read more

No to Disastrous War with Iran

No War With Iran

“Instead of initiating a war with the assassination of General Soleimani, rationale leaders would have pursued diplomacy to reverse the spiraling dynamic of military escalation, not thoughtlessly and murderously fueling it.” In an article published by the independent newscenter Common Dreams on January 6th, 2020, CPDCS President and Co-founder Joseph Gerson called for restraint and diplomacy … Read more

Walden Bello shares thoughts on China’s strategic folly

Walden Bello, retired Professor at the University of the Philippines and current Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton, published this recent piece on China’s wrong approach to its strategic dilemma in the South China Sea. Bello will be featured as a plenary speaker at the 2020 World Conference to … Read more

McPhearson speaks at Rising Up for a Livable Future conference

On Saturday, November 9th, more than 200 peace and social justice activists gathered in Cambridge for the Rising Up for a Livable Future conference, themed around intersectional organizing.   Michael McPhearson of Veterans For Peace, spoke about the historic trajectory between slavery in America’s past and systemic military violence today. You can read his full … Read more

CPDCS members testify before the Massachusetts State Legislature

On Monday, November 18th, 2019, several members of CPDCS testified before the State Legislature of Massachusetts to demand divestment from nuclear weapons manufacturers and war profiteers. Jospeh Gerson (CPDCS President) spoke in support of Nuclear Weapons Divestment bills (H.2202/S.1516). You can read his full testimony here.   Gerald Ross (CPDCS Treasurer) and Dr. Elaine Scarry … Read more