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WESTERN STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION

Board of Directors and Staff

President
Phyllis Olin serves as WSLF's Board President.  After many years of anti-nuclear activism as a co-founder, with her late husband, Bill, of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, Ms. Olin spent a semester working as a legal intern at WSLF, joining its Board in 1995.  She is now an attorney in private practice.  Ms. Olin has played a leading role in WSLF's work on nuclear transportation, opposition to “Urban Warrior” military combat exercises in Oakland, opposition to a military charter school in Oakland and environmental litigation challenging the California Department of Toxic Substances Control's failure to do adequate environmental review in connection with the issuance of a permit for Livermore Lab's hazardous waste management facility.  She has represented WSLF at national and international conferences, including Alliance for Nuclear Accountability and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conferences.  Ms. was a member of the Coordinating Committee of the People's NonViolent Response Coalition (PNVRC). WSLF was a co-founder of PNVRC, a multi-issue coalition of groups and individuals who came together in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks to formulate and promote nonviolent alternatives to the “war on terrorism” both at home and abroad. She currently represents WSLF in the New Priorities Campaign to re-direct bloated military spending to social needs. Ms. Olin does volunteer mediation for SEEDS, a community-based non-profit organization, and volunteers with the Alzheimer's Association, doing advocacy and lobbying.

Treasurer
Dale Nesbitt, a long-time peace and environmental advocate active with a number of groups, is an engineer, retired from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). There, for many years he served as Mechanical Project Engineer/Manager for a number of research projects in the areas of high energy particle physics, energy, the environment and astronomy.  On one project he was the principle Engineer and collaborated directly with Dr. Owen Chamberlain a veteran of the Manhattan project and a Nobel Prize recipient. Owen was a long time opponent of Nuclear weapons and Mr. Nesbitt learned a great deal from him. In the 1980s Mr. Nesbitt was a local organizer in the successful nation-wide scientists' campaign against “Star Wars,” begun at LBNL, where more than 50% of the professional staff, at LBNL signed pledges not to solicit or work on any “Star Wars” projects. Prior to LBNL, Mr. Nesbitt worked as Principal Engineer and Project Manager at Singer Corporation, and Project Engineer at American Optical and Ampex. With the Kaiser Activation Group, he served as Site Mechanical Engineer on a Titan Missile Site. He also worked as an Engineer for General Electric. Mr. Nesbitt has a B.S.M.E. from the University of Idaho, Sigma Tau Honorary. He is an alumnus of General Electric's graduate level Advanced Technical Course and Creative Engineering Program. Mr. Nesbitt holds three patents. Through his professional associations and his membership in the Union of Concerned Scientists, Mr. Nesbitt has extensive contacts in the scientific community.  Mr. Nesbitt has contributed substantially to WSLF's technical understanding of nuclear weapons programs and influence of the national laboratories. He currently serves as Treasurer for WSLF.

Secretary
Sherry Larsen-Beville is a longtime peace and social justice activist. She became active in the early 1980's when she took nonviolence training for planned actions at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab. To this day she continues to be involved and is usually seen at the gates of Livermore Lab on Good Friday and during the Hiroshima/Nagasaki days. In the 1980s and early 1990s Ms. Larsen-Beville was very involved with The Sanctuary Movement, Office on Accompaniment, Ecumenical Peace Institute, The Pledge of Resistance and other organizations working toward a peaceful resolution to the conflicts in Central America. In December 1984 she joined La Marcha for La Paz in Centro America, and in 1993 participated in Mir Sada, a march for peace to Sarajevo. During the 1980s and 1990s Ms. Larsen-Beville helped organize and accompany several delegations to El Salvador. One of her favorite trips was the Atomic Mirror Pilgrimage to Japan in 1995 to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In 1997 Ms. Larsen-Beville and her late husband Frank moved to downtown Oakland where she joined the First Unitarian Church of Oakland. The church was a member congregation of the Oakland Coalition of Congregations (OCC). Ms. Larsen-Beville dedicated much of her free time to the work of the church, mostly through OCC both as an officer and an activist. When Ms. Larsen-Beville and Frank married they already had 7 children between them and together had 2 daughters. She has 7 grandchildren. For personal enjoyment Ms. Larsen-Beville enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to movies and playing duplicate bridge.

Executive Director
Jacqueline Cabasso moved with her family from New York to California in the late 1960s, where as a high school student she protested the Vietnam War and became a student leader in the new ecology movement. Though she had intended to be an artist, political activism took over her life. In the late 1970s, she became active in the grassroots California movement against nuclear power. Through the anti-nuclear power movement, she learned about the horrors of nuclear weapons and discovered the existence of one of the two main U.S. nuclear weapons research and development laboratories in her own backyard. As a consequence of her first trial stemming from an arrest while nonviolently blocking the gates to the Livermore nuclear weapons lab, she became the Executive Director of WSLF in the spring of 1984, where today, in addition to organizing, speaking, and writing, she still designs T-shirts, banners and brochures,

Deeply committed to nonviolence and international law, she has been continuously active in nuclear disarmament, peace and environmental advocacy for more than three decades. I has had the opportunity to travel widely and has spoken at public hearings, legislative symposia and conferences around the United States, across Europe and Scandinavia, in Japan, Korea, Russia, Kazakhstan, Polynesia, Costa Rica, Mexico, India, China and Brazil, and has addressed rallies and gatherings at the Livermore and Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratories, the Nevada and Semipalatinsk nuclear test sites, the French nuclear weapons laboratories, and in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. She has been arrested approximately 50 times in acts of nonviolent resistance to U.S. nuclear weapons and foreign policy at the Livermore Lab, the Nevada Test Site, the White House, and other U.S. military and government facilities.

In 1991, she was a member of the first international nongovernmental delegation (one of three Americans) ever to tour the then-recently closed Soviet nuclear test site at Semipalatinsk. During the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference at UN Headquarters in New York, she was a “founding mother” of the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons. That year she also worked with the World Court Project in The Hague, during historic hearings before the International Court of Justice on the legal status of nuclear weapons. In 1997 she spoke at the first international NGO-government conference on nuclear weapons ever held in China, in Beijing. In 2000 she took part in the founding meeting of the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace in India. In 2007 she was the first NGO speaker to address the United Nations General Assembly First Committee on nuclear disarmament. In 2010, she was a featured speaker at an official public hearing on the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in Brasilia, the first such event of its kind, sponsored by the Foreign Relations Committee of the Brazilian Senate, the Brazilian Center for Peace and Solidarity (Cebrapaz) and the University of Brasilia. In 2011 she represented Mayors for Peace at the gala opening at UN Headquarters in New York of the first permanent exhibit dedicated to the work of civil society, featuring a display of over one million signatures collected on the Mayors for Peace petition demanding an end to the nuclear threat. In December 2013, she took part in the first public conference in Israel, featuring an unprecedented assembly of current and former Israeli Knesset members and local and international peace and human rights activists, to call for a zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East and for a world free of nuclear weapons.

She was an accredited NGO participant in the Partial Test Ban Treaty Amendment Conference at UN Headquarters in New York in 1991. She participated as an accredited NGO representative in NPT Preparatory Committee meetings and Review Conferences in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, in New York, Geneva, and Vienna. She was an accredited NGO participant in the 2001 Conference on Facilitating Entry-Into-Force of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) at the UN in New York and the 1994 CTBT negotiations at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. In 1996, she was a presenter at an international symposium on Science, Ethics and Society, organized by the World Federation of Scientific Workers under the patronage of UNESCO, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. In 1999, she was an accredited NGO participant in the negotiations on the establishment of the International Criminal Court, at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters in Rome. In 2008 she was a presenter at the 20th annual United Nations Disarmament Conference in Saitama, Japan. In 2009 she was a plenary speaker at the United Nations 62nd Annual Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations Conference in Mexico City. In November 2013 she was a presenter at the 5th Global Citizens' Assembly for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in Nagasaki. And in February 2014 she was an accredited NGO participant in the Second Conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons, hosted by the Mexican government in Nayarit.

In connection with the 2005 and 2010 NPT Review Conferences, in 2005, with Abolition 2000 and United for Peace and Justice, she was a core organizer of the May 1 No Nukes! No Wars! March and rally in New York City, which attracted some 40,000 participants. In 2010 she was a core organizer of the “International Conference for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World,” at the historic Riverside Church in New York City, followed by a rally and march from Times Square to UN Plaza that drew some 15,000 participants.

She receivee the International Peace Bureau's Sean MacBride Peace Award in 2008 and the Agape Foundation's Enduring Visionary Prize in 2009.

Senior Research Analyst
Andrew Lichterman is a lawyer and activist who has served in various capacities at WSLF since 1983, and has served on its board since 1985. He began his association with WSLF as a volunteer attorney, and was Litigation Director from 1986 to 1989. He was Program Director at WSLF from 1998 to 2005, and returned in 2012 as Senior Research Analyst, the position he currently holds. He is the principal author of most of WSLF's Briefing Papers and Information Bulletins. In 1998-1999, he split his time between WSLF and the Los Alamos Study Group in New Mexico, a citizen group which monitors U.S. nuclear weapons programs with particular attention to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. As a lawyer, Mr. Lichterman has represented peace and environmental activists in a variety of settings, and also taught law at alternative law schools for many years. His legal work for WSLF has ranged from representing peace and environmental activists in cases arising out of non-violent protests to representing coalitions of groups in environmental proceedings concerning a number of nuclear weapons research-related projects at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the deployment of nuclear cruise missile-armed Navy ships in San Francisco Bay. Mr. Lichterman's writings have appeared in a variety of venues, from local newspaper op-eds to the UN Disarmament Institute's Disarmament Forum to Frontline of India. In recent years his work has focused on the purposes and impacts of U.S. nuclear and other strategic weapons programs, including their effect on global disarmament efforts, and on the relationship between nuclear technologies, militarism, and the global economy. He also writes about the politics of disarmament efforts and the relationship between disarmament work and other social movements. He is a member of the Global Council of the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons and the Coordinating Committee of United for Peace and Justice. He holds a J.D. from Boalt Hall, U.C. Berkeley, and a B.A. from Yale. He has two children, Marc and Anna.

John Burroughs is Executive Director of the New York-based Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, the UN office of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms. Among other publications, he is co-editor and contributor, Nuclear Disorder or Cooperative Security? U.S. Weapons of Terror, the Global Proliferation Crisis, and Paths to Peace (2007); author of The Legality of Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons: A Guide to the Historic Opinion of the International Court of Justice (1997); and has published articles and op-eds in various journals and newspapers, including Fordham International Law Journal, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Newsday. Prior to 1999, when he assumed his current position at LCNP, for more than a decade Dr. Burroughs was an attorney, mostly on a pro bono basis, for WSLF. Among other things, he represented Nevada Test Site and other protesters, helped defend the Oakland Nuclear Free Zone Act, and assisted with a late 1990s lawsuit challenging the Department of Energy's environmental review of reorganization of the nuclear weapons complex. LCNP and WSLF have collaborated on numerous projects over the years and continue to do so. Dr. Burroughs has a J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and a B.A. from Harvard.

Marcia Campos is a Chilean born U.S. citizen who was an active participant in the students' movement that supported the government of President Salvador Allende in the 1970s. She was a political exile in Mexico after the military coup of September 11, 1973. In Mexico, Ms. Campos was involved in the international solidarity movement with the victims of the military regime of Augusto Pinochet. Ms. Campos was a tenured Professor-Researcher in the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico specializing in Latin American studies. She has been a resident of California since 1986, where she continues her lifelong work as a human rights activist. She has supported legislative work and developed national and international campaigns for disabilities awareness and prevention in partnership with the University of California Berkeley's Health Initiative of the Americas. She is currently adjunct faculty for the Western Institute of Social Research (WISR), for Latin American topics. Ms. Campos joined the WSLF board in 2009, and has been instrumental in expanding the Latin American connections of WSLF both inside and outside of the US. She is a campaigner for the Vision 20/20 Campaign of Mayors for Peace.

Heather Davison has been involved in anti-nuclear activism since the late 1980's. She lived and worked for years with Seeds of Peace, a collective dedicated to providing logistical and organizing support for large-scale peace movement demonstrations, walks and encampments. Much of her organizing efforts have focused around demonstrations and domestic and international conferences at or near the Nevada Nuclear Weapons Test Site.  She has been a member of several “affinity groups” - close-knit community models strategizing and working for peace on a local level. In addition to her experience with community organizing and events production, Ms. Davison brings to WSLF her extensive background in administrative management.  She was the Administrative Director for Berkeley's Feldenkrais Professional Training Program, as well as Business Manager for two international educational materials distributors. She has been a working musician for 20 years, responsible for all aspects of band management, booking, promotion and composition and runs a small home business.
Ms. Davison has worked as a core volunteer with WSLF since 1994, joined the board in 1998, and served as Board Secretary. From 1998 – 2004 she managed a significant portion of the WSLF's administration. Ms. Davison is married to Julian Borrill, a physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and is the mother of a 7 year old daughter, Lily.

Dannette Lambert is a political consultant and community organizer with Artos Consulting in Oakland, CA. She holds a BA in Anthropology from Howard University and MA in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley, with a specialty in Environmental Justice and Social Movement Theory. Dannette has a diverse and varied background.  For six years she worked as an ESL teacher in Hiroshima, Japan, where she was an active leader in the anti-nuclear movement and head of the Global Peacemakers Organization, a grassroots organization that teaches atomic bomb survivors how to tell their stories in English for an international audience. Her Master's research focused on the Jharkhand Organization Against Radiation in Jadugoda, India and their fight to combat uranium mining in their village. Dannette has also worked as a community organizer, tenant advocate, environmental consultant and, most recently, as the Community Services Coordinator for Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb. She is a regular contributor to Oakland Local, where she blogs about the intersection between politics, race, and community empowerment and is a founder and co-chair of New Leaders Council Oakland. Ms. Lambert did an internship with WSLF in 2007 and joined the Board after completing her Masters degree.

Wilson Riles Jr. was appointed Administrative Assistant to newly elected Alameda County, California Supervisor John George in 1976. He worked with George fighting for a decent health care system, alternatives to incarceration, against apartheid in South Africa, for bi-lingual education in schools, and housing and services for the homeless. In 1979, Mr. Riles ran and was elected to the Fifth District seat on the Oakland City Council, where he served for 13 years. He is the son of Wilson Riles Sr. who was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of California in 1970 and served for three terms until 1982. As an Oakland City Council Member, Riles engineered the City's commitment of $1.3 million from the Redevelopment Agency for the schools' Academies programs. He was instrumental in the defeat of the INS establishment of a privately run detention facility in Oakland. Riles was the principal Council member responsible for both Oakland's Anti-apartheid Ordinance and Oakland's Nuclear Free Zone Ordinance. Mr. Riles served as Regional Director of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Pacific Mountain Regional Office, from 1991 to 2001. He currently runs the Nafsi Ya Jamii urban retreat center in Oakland with his partner Patricia St. Onge, with the goal of creating a sustainable community through restoring and practicing traditional indigenous ways in a 21st Century context. He is the father of six daughters and grandfather of seven.

Foundation Counsel
Michael Veiluva has been WSLF's Foundation Counsel for nearly thirty years. He has represented WSLF in litigation and on governmental and nongovernmental advisory boards. He has also spoken and written on behalf of WSLF is a variety of forums. Mr. Veiluva was raised in an Air Force family and grew up on nuclear bases around the globe. He became actively involved in social movements around nuclear weapons and nuclear power in the late 1970s, initially as a legal worker supporting mass demonstrations at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California (the Abalone Alliance), and later on the legal team supporting hundreds of demonstrators arrested at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Laboratory in the 1980s. He has represented groups such as Sierra Club and Greenpeace in environmental litigation; delivered numerous comments before federal and state agencies; have served on advisory panels for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Environmental Protection Agency on radiation standards; and attended environmental conferences abroad.

In the 1980s Mr. Veiluva worked on litigation arising from the campaign against the homeporting of the battleship Missouri in San Francisco, and WSLF's successful challenge to the University of California's 1987 environmental impact report for the Livermore Lab. Later, he was the lead attorney in WSLF's lawsuit to compel environmental review of a prototype uranium enrichment facility at Livermore. Mr. Veiluva served as co-counsel in the lawsuit brought by Representative Dennis Kucinich (Ohio) and 31 members of Congress in their challenge to President George W. Bush's unilateral abrogation of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. Mr. Veiluva was the principal author of a groundbreaking 1995 monograph produced jointly by Greenpeace and WSLF entitled Laboratory Testing in a Test Ban/Nonproliferation Regime. He also has been published in journals including Social Justice and Nature Medicine. In 2009 he published Burdens of Proof: Iran, the United States, and Nuclear Weapons, a WSLF sourcebook, and in 2010 was a contributing author in Beyond Arms Control published by the Reaching Critical Will project of the International Women's League for Peace and Freedom. Mr. Veiluva is currently a senior litigation counsel for Fidelity National Financial practicing securities, financial institution and real property law, and is also an adjunct instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). He holds a J.D. from Boalt Hall, U.C. Berkeley (1981) and a B.A. from Stanford (1978). He lives in Walnut Creek, California with his wife, Mardi, has two sons Ed and Alex.

HISTORY

WESTERN STATES LEGAL FOUNDATION (WSLF) grew out of the movement against nuclear power and weapons in the early 1980's. Founded in 1982 to provide legal assistance to nonviolent peace and environmental activists, WSLF has helped build both national and international nuclear abolition networks while remaining firmly based in a local organizing context. WSLF strives to provide information, analysis, and advocacy which is professional in quality but grounded in the values of the social movements we serve.

HIGHLIGHTS

1982 WSLF represented protesters at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. For the next several years, WSLF also defended Abalone Alliance, Greenpeace and American Friends Service Committee against a $3.6 million suit filed by an ultra-conservative legal foundation over the 1981 Diablo Canyon blockade.

1983 WSLF defended hundreds of nonviolent protesters in an unusual "representative" trial arising out of a protest at the Livermore National Laboratory in which over a thousand people were arrested.

1983 WSLF stopped uranium exploration activities in the Los Padres National Forest.

1984 WSLF stopped a food irradiation facility proposed for Dublin, California.

1984-1989 WSLF provided legal assistance to activists in a variety of cases arising out of nonviolent direct actions at the Livermore Lab, Nevada Test Site, Concord Naval Weapons Station and elsewhere protesting development, testing, and deployment of nuclear weapons and U.S. military intervention in Central America.

1985-1988 WSLF provided information, advice, and legal representation to a coalition of peace and environmental groups which stopped the homeporting of the Battleship Missouri and 16 other warships, many armed with nuclear-capable cruise missiles, in San Francisco Bay.

1987-1988 WSLF represented groups, including Livermore-based Tri-Valley CAREs, in a lawsuit which resulted in both federal and state environmental reviews of Livermore National Laboratory nuclear activities.

1988 WSLF, with Tri-Valley CAREs and other local groups, successfully halted construction of an incinerator for hazardous and radioactive waste at Livermore Lab.

1989 WSLF, with Tri-Valley CAREs and Natural Resources Defense Council, stopped development of a pilot project at Livermore Lab to purify weapons-grade plutonium using laser technology.

1989 to present WSLF continues to monitor U.S. Department of Energy plans to rebuild its nuclear weapons research, production, and testing facilities across the nation. WSLF has participated in numerous environmental review proceedings and worked with grassroots groups nationwide to press for cleanup of DOE's contaminated weapons sites before new facilities can be built.

1989-1992 WSLF represented local citizens in a case where Oakland, California's tough Nuclear Free Zone ordinance was challenged by the U.S. government.

1990 WSLF staff traveled to central Asia where, along with other organizations advocating a Comprehensive Test Ban and abolition of nuclear weapons, they began to forge alliances between groups calling for the closure of the Soviet nuclear weapons test site at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, and groups working to end testing at the U.S. test site in Nevada.

1993 - present WSLF was one of the first organizations to criticize the "Stockpile Stewardship" program, a mammoth effort to continue to improve the U.S. nuclear arsenal after the cessation of underground nuclear testing. WSLF's research and advocacy efforts have played a leading role in building opposition to this dangerous and destabilizing program within the U.S. and internationally.

1994-present WSLF brought information about U.S. weapons programs and analysis of their status under international law to the Comprehensive Test Ban negotiations, and in following years, to the 1995 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference and annual Preparatory Committee meetings for the NPT 2000 Review Conference at the United Nations.

1994-1995 WSLF, together with Tri-Valley CAREs, forced an unprecedented public review of the nuclear proliferation impacts of the National Ignition Facility, the centerpiece of the Stockpile Stewardship program.

1995 WSLF personnel staffed the World Court Project in The Hague, Netherlands, during historic hearings before the International Court of Justice on the legal status of nuclear weapons.

1995 WSLF, together with other grassroots groups long shut out of international nuclear arms control forums, founded the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons, which today has grown to more than 2000 groups in more than 90 countries.

1997-8 WSLF provided legal information and organizing assistance to a regional coalition opposing shipment of spent nuclear fuel from foreign research reactors through California and Nevada.

1997-present WSLF and 38 other groups sued DOE over inadequate environmental review of its nuclear weapons programs, waste management, and cleanup. Settlement resulted in extensive new information on environmental impacts and $6.25 million fund for technical aid to affected communities and tribes. WSLF coordinated plaintiffs' groups and is continuing to work on settlement implementation.

1999 Along with other groups including American Friends Service Committee, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Lawyers' Committee for Nuclear Policy, Pax Christi, Women's Action for New Directions, and the Tribal Environmental Watch Network, launched the US Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, part of the Abolition 2000 Global Network.

2000 WSLF provided information about current US nuclear weapons programs and policies to delegates, United Nations officials, and international NGOs at the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty 5-year Review Conference. WSLF took a leading role in efforts to oppose “Son of Star Wars” by supporting nonviolent protests at Vandenberg Air Force Base, and by exposing the connections between Stockpile Stewardship and other high-tech weapons programs, including ballistic missile defense and space-based weapons research and development.

2001-present WSLF worked with the Moving Beyond Missile Defense project of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation to develop alternative approaches to global security. WSLF responded to the 9/11 attacks by co-founding the Peoples NonViolent Response Coalition, a multi-issue coalition of Bay area organizations and individuals promoting nonviolent alternatives to the rush to war.

2002-present WSLF took an active role in opposing the Iraq war. WSLF provided analysis of the international law issues relevant to the war, including op eds, letters to Congress and the U.N. Security Council, and a joint publication, with Lawyer's Committee on Nuclear Policy, providing a more in-depth look at the issues.

2003 WSLF continues its research, analysis and advocacy to challenge U.S. nuclear weapons and related high-tech weapons programs and policies, and to promote nuclear disarmament and peace. In June, WSLF joined with groups across the country to convert United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), a coalition founded to oppose the Iraq war, into an ongoing network working to effectively connect issues of peace, economic justice, and ecological sustainability, and to provide a genuinely different vision for the future. WSLF led a successful effort to make nuclear weapons abolition one of the top five priorities for UFPJ in the coming year.

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