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Preventing Mass Extinction: Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, Nuclear Winter, and the Climate Crisis
The American military is one of the largest polluters on the planet and a major driver of the climate crisis. And yet, while historic wildfires are raging through drought-struck lands, hurricanes cause destruction in multiple regions, waters rise with unprecedented floods and disappearing shorelines, Congress is on track to approve the highest military budget ever. What does this mean for the climate and directly impacted peoples? Please join RootsAction and our guests for a discussion connecting military spending, the threat of nuclear winter, colonialism, and the power of social movements. We will do a deep dive into land-based, intercontinental ballistic missiles and share calls to action, including demanding Congress dismantle this immediate danger to global life.

All registrants will receive a link to view the recording, whether or not they are able to attend.

Questions can be submitted in advance to marena@rootsaction.org

William Hartung is a longtime expert on Pentagon spending and the global arms trade whose books include Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex. He writes frequently on military issues for The Nation magazine.

Vincent Intondi is a Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. From 2009-2017, Intondi was Director of Research for American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute in Washington, DC. Prior to teaching at Montgomery College, Intondi was an Associate Professor of History at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida.

Tara Villalba is a teacher by training, but has been organizing “on the side” for over 15 years with women, students, workers, and tenants. Frontline (Indigenous, Black, immigrant, and low-wage worker) communities are leading the struggles to protect our ecosystems and each other.

Sep 21, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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