Virtual Teach-In on the Current Nuclear Crisis, Thursday, October 27, 7 to 9pm ET
Vasily Arkhipov Day: After 60 Years, The Nuclear Threat Returns
A Virtual Teach-In on the Current Nuclear Crisis, Thursday, October 27, 7 to 9pm
Thursday, October 27 marks the 60th anniversary of the day Vasily Arkhipov (pictured above) single-handedly saved the world from nuclear annihilation. Off the coast of Cuba, the US Navy was attacking the nuclear torpedo equipped Soviet submarine B-59 with depth charges. The ship’s captain gave the order to fire the torpedoes at the Navy flotilla. As the flotilla commander, Vasily Arkhipov countermanded the order, thus preventing a likely thermo-nuclear exchange. Today, Vasily Arkhipov is known as “The Man Who Saved the World.”
According to many experts, the World is again on the verge of nuclear war. The immediate cause is the Ukraine War bringing Russia and the US to the precipice of direct military confrontation, but the issues of climate disruption, resource depletion, a rapidly changing geo-political landscape, and the threat of impending world-wide economic collapse greatly exacerbate the threat. The Doomsday Clock is currently set to 100 seconds to midnight, the closest ever!
On Thursday, October 27, Vasily Arkhipov Day, the Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee is sponsoring a Virtual Teach-In on the Renewed threat of nuclear war. We are fortunate to have an outstanding panel to discuss the situation.
• Patrick Mazza: Progressive activist and journalist from Cascadia. Patrick has written extensively about the twin threats of climate disruption and nuclear war. <https://theraven.substack.com>
• Jackie Cabasso: Executive Director of Western States Legal Foundation and N.A. Coordinator for Mayor’s for Peace. Jackie has been a leader in the global disarmament movement since the 1980s.<http://www.wslfweb.org>
• Arjun Makhijani: Institute for Energy & Environmental Research & Co-Founder of the Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee. Arjun is the Principal Author of Nuclear Wastelands, and other books. < https://ieer.org>
• John Steinbach: Long-time community activist and organizer for the Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace committee will moderate the discussion. <hiroshimapeacecommittee.net>
Following the presentations, there will be community time for comments and questions. The program will be recorded and posted on the Committee website <hiroshimapeacecommittee.net>
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Topic: Vasily Arkhipov Day
Time: Oct 27, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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