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Session 1: Saturday, June 2nd: 10:00 - 11:50am
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We will discuss the current state of US militarization, the problems this poses, the causes of it, and what we can all do about it. The US has become the “Worlds’ Policeman” and spends as much on its military as the next 8 countries combined. With more than 700 military bases around the world, in almost every country, and with a nuclear arsenal on hair-trigger alert ready to incinerate the world in minutes, accidently or intentionally, no wonder the policy is officially called “MAD”, Mutual Assured Destruction. The good news: as more and more people learn about these issues, they are demanding change and sane policies.


Peter Schutz is an active member of the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) in Princeton. He is involved in local politics and regular lobbying of his senators and congressman. He has been a member of many organizations working for peace and justice in the US and the world, such as: SANE, Union of... Read more
Madelyn Hoffman is a long-time peace and justice advocate and the Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action since August 2000. She holds a Masters of Public Administration from Rutgers University and a BA cum laude from Wesleyan University. She is a guest columnist with the Bloomfield Life... Read more
Ed Aguilar has been the Director of the Coalition for Peace Action in Pennsylvania since 2012. He has worked on rallies and conferences at Philadelphia universities, the Friends Center, and the Philadelphia Ethical Society, on abolishing nuclear weapons, the climate crisis, mass incarceration, and... Read more
Sally Jones is Chair of the Peace Action Fund of New York State, with 12 community chapters and 18 campus chapters. She is the International Peace Bureau’s representative to the United Nations. Sally works closely with Jim Anderson, the President of Peace Action New York State. She is a member of... Read more