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'Apocalypse Never' author to speak in Madison, Milwaukee

Dr. Tad Daley, author of “Apocalypse Never," a book about the urgent need to abolish nuclear weapons, will speak in  Madison on Thursday, July 28, and in Milwaukee on Friday, July 29.

Daley is the writing Fellow with International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the 1985 Nobel Peace Laureate organization. He spent several years as a member of the International Policy Department at RAND, where many of the nuclear theories of the Cold War era originally were forged. He has served as a speechwriter and policy advisor to Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Congresswoman Diane Watson, and the late Senator Alan Cranston.

Daley's book, "Apocalypse Never: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World," maintains that the abolition of nuclear weapons is both essential and achievable, and offers a detailed plan of what governments and movements need to do to  make it a reality.

Daley insists that while global climate change poses the single greatest long-term peril to the human race, the nuclear challenge in its many incarnations—nuclear terror, nuclear accident, a nuclear crisis spinning out of control— poses the single most immediate peril.

In Madison, he will speak at Rainbow Bookstore Co-operative, 426 W. Gilman Street,  Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Wis. Network for Peace and Justice.

His talk, at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 29 at the Friends/Quakers Meeting House, 3224 N. Gordon Place, is free and open to the public.

Daley’s Milwaukee talk is sponsored by a number of progressive organizations: Ambassadors for Peace, Candlelight Coalition, Casa Maria, Catholics for Peace and Justice, Citizens for Global Solutions, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Friends of Palestine, Grassroots Northshore, Greater Milwaukee United Nations Association, Milwaukee Greens,  Move to Amend, Peace Action Wisconsin, Peace and Justice Task Force of Unitarian Universalist Church West, Peoples Books, Racine Coalition for Peace & Justice, Racine Committee for the UN,  Racine Dominican Sisters, Racine-Kenosha UNA,  School of the Americas Watch-Wisconsin,   Racine Coalition for Peace and Justice, Transition Milwaukee, Veterans for Peace, and the Waukesha United  Nations Association.

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July 26, 2011 - 4:12pm

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