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This Week in People’s History, May 30 . . .

In a non-union textile mill, a union organizer leads workers in a protest. Union organizer fired for insubordination. In 1779, no peace for Native Americans. Sojourner Truth takes her new name. Child labor on the rise. "No nukes" on Long Island. Boston says NO! to slave-catchers. Anti-slavery novel is a best-seller.

From Japan to Vietnam, Radiation and Agent Orange Survivors Deserve Justice From the US

Marjorie Cohn Truthout
As we work toward a nuclear deal with Iran, the US government should abide by its commitment to nuclear disarmament in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. It is also time to fully compensate the victims of Agent Orange and fund a total cleanup of the areas in Vietnam that remain contaminated by the toxic chemical. Urge your congressional representative to cosponsor H.R. 2114, the Victims of Agent Orange Relief Act of 2015.

Peace and Planet Summer 2015: Commemorate the 70th Anniveraries of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-Bombings

maTT De Vlieger United for Peace and Justice
Since 2006, United for Peace & Justice has declared August Nuclear-Free Future Month: Time to Phase Out Nuclear Power and Start Negotiations on a Treaty to Abolish Nuclear Weapons! As we approach the 70th anniversaries of the August 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we have opportunity to impact people’s thinking, educate them about the crime of the A-bombings and the continuing dangers of nuclear weapons, and build popular movement to eliminate them.

Petition: No to Nuclear Weapons

International Trade Union Confederation
On 24 April, the ITUC, with strong support from RENGO Japan, will present in New York a petition with 6,295,853 individual signatures to call for a world free of nuclear weapons.

Anti-Nuke Activists Get Years Behind Bars While 'Real Crime' Continues

Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams staff writer Common Dreams
Injustice in Knoxville - Anti-war trio took part in plowshares action in 2012 at the Y-12 Highly-Enriched Uranium Manufacturing nuclear weapons production facility. An 84-year old nun and two others were just sentenced to up to five years in jail.
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