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ACTION ALERT: August 6 March to Nuclear Labs


June 23, 2005
Tri-Valley CAREs

August 6 and 9, 2005 mark the 60th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. Join with thousands of people at four central US nuclear weapons sites to call for an end to the development and production of nuclear warheads. Initial meeting in Livermore on July 6.

http://www.trivalleycares.org

Please join us for a mass mobilizing meeting on July 6 to build the Seeds of Change: NO NUKES! NO WARS! rally and march to the Livermore nuclear weapons lab.

Mass Mobilizing Meeting Wednesday, July 6 at 7 PM Global Exchange: 2017 Mission St. #303, San Francisco (across the street from the 16th St. BART station)

• Find out why, in the midst of ongoing slaughter in Iraq, we must call for nuclear abolition;

• Stop the Bomb Where it Starts! For the 60th Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima, Help Organize the March to the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab!

ACTION ALERT: SATURDAY AUGUST 6: SEEDS OF CHANGE: NO NUKES! NO WARS! RALLY AND MARCH TO THE LIVERMORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB.

On the 60th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima... ACT to abolish nuclear weapons and war PROTEST new, earth-penetrating nuclear weapons at Livermore Lab CELEBRATE your vision of a peaceful, just and nuclear-free world

Livermore Lab is one of the world’s primary sites for the creation and development of nuclear weapons.

WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 5 PM WHERE: William Payne Park, 5800 Patterson Pass Rd. Livermore, CA (BART shuttles provided by the Peace and Freedom Party)

• To volunteer and for more info: (925) 443-7148 Tri-Valley CAREs www.trivalleycares.org ; (510) 839-5877 Western States Legal Foundation www.wslfweb.org http://www.wslfweb.org; and Livermore Conversion Project (510) 663-8065.

RSVP: Tara Dorabji, Tri-Valley CARES, (925) 443-7148, tara@trivalleycares.org
*Tri-Valley CAREs*www.trivalleycares.org* 925-443-7148

BACKGROUND
The Bay Area’s Livermore Lab is one of the three national laboratories that serve as the brain of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, which today is modernizing and developing nuclear weapons to support U.S. wars of empire.

August 6 and 9, 2005 mark the 60th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. Join with thousands of people at four central US nuclear weapons sites to call for an end to the development and production of nuclear warheads.

In the Bay Area, the Livermore Lab continues to contaminate the water, air and soil. Over 1 million curies of airborne radiation have leaked from the site. That is roughly equal to the amount of radiation deposited in the bombing of Hiroshima.

The Dept. of Energy declared the fifty-mile radius surrounding the facility as the affected population. This includes over 7 million people from San Francisco, to Stockton, to San Jose.

The storage and use of nuclear materials at Livermore Lab continues to increase despite safety and security issues. The limit for plutonium at Livermore Lab has just been doubled to 3,080 pounds -- enough for 300 nuclear bombs! Plutonium was recently found on site to be absurdly stored in paint cans and food cans.

In Iraq, they never found nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction, yet the daily reality of death and destruction continues, sparked by the Bush administration's invasion and fueled by the ongoing US military occupation.

A majority of people in this nation now oppose the war, but the White House and most members of Congress are resisting the only solution to the crisis: bring the troops home immediately. We will send our message loud and clear to decision-makers and the public at large: End the war in Iraq, End the threat of nuclear annihilation!

We found the missing weapons of mass destruction. On August 6, we will take our voices to the active nuclear weapons sites across the country. We demand an end to US nuclear weapons development, production and testing. We demand an end to wars of empire and an end to nuclear excuses for war.

NO NUKES! NO WARS!

*SEND SUNFLOWERS TO LIVERMORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB
The sunflower is the international symbol for the abolition of nuclear weapons. We invite you to create paper sunflowers to be planted at the gates of Livermore Lab. Sunflowers can be large or small, painted, be creative. Make sure to include your name and hometown on the sunflower.

For full instructions and mailing directions: www.wagingpeace.org/sunflower http://www.wagingpeace.org/sunflower.




AUGUST 6 NATIONAL ACTIONS
March and Rally at core nuclear weapons sites across the United States. Join the global majority in saying “Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Never Again!!!”

MAJOR RALLIES AT: Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab in CALIFORNIA Los Alamos Nuclear Weapons Lab in NEW MEXICO Nevada Nuclear Test Site in NEVADA Y-12 Nuclear Production Facility in TENNESSEE

•For more info on each major rally: http://www.abolitionnow.org/augustactions.html


TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, NAGASAKI NEVER AGAIN!!! NOVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION AT THE LIVERMORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB

WHEN: Tuesday, August 9 at 8AM WHERE: Meet at William Payne Park, 5800 Patterson Pass Rd. Livermore Take I-580 exit Vasco Rd. go South. Take a right on Patterson Pass Rd.

Music at the gates will be provided by Clan Dyken.

NONVIOLENCE GUIDELINES:
Nonviolence has always been a core value of the anti-nuclear movement. Details about the nonviolence guidelines and a complete list of sponsors and endorsers are available at:
http://www.trivalleycares.org/ and
http://www.wslfweb.org.



TUESDAY AUGUST 9, NATIONALLY COORDINATED CANDLELIGHT VIGILS
Organize a candlelight vigil at your city hall on the 60^th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki. In addition, you can organize readings, lantern lighting ceremonies, the shadow projects and more.

In support of the Mayors for Peace, we are calling on local groups to invite their Mayors to participate in the vigils and read out proclamations.

• Contact: Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation, wslf@earthlink.net, (510) 839-5877, http://www.wslfweb.org.

ASK CONGRESS TO CUT $2 BILLION FROM THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS BUDGET
• Act now to stop a new generation of nuclear bombs. Ask Congress to cut $2 billion to restrain dangerous nuclear weapons programs.
http://capwiz.com/wagingpeace/mail/oneclick_compose/?alertid=7565846

• Donations should be made out and mailed to: Livermore Conversion Project, PO Box 31835, Oakland, CA 94604. Checks of more than $50 are tax-deductible if made out to Agape.

• To Volunteer Contact: Tara Dorabji, Tri-Valley CAREs, tara@trivalleycares.org, (925) 443-7148, *www.trivalleycares.org* .

Initial Cosponsors and Endorsers:
Alameda County Green Party, American Friends Service Committee, Bay Area United for Peace and Justice, Bill O’Donnell Social Justice Committee, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, California Peace Action, Bay Area United for Peace and Justice, Environmentalists Against War, Fiat Pax Berkeley, Green Party California, Livermore Conversion Project, Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center, the Northern California Communist Party, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, Peace and Freedom Party, Peace Fresno, Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment (CAREs), Veterans for Peace San Francisco Chapter 69, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club , Western States Legal Foundation, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Women for Peace.

Tara Dorabji Outreach Director Tri-Valley CAREs www.trivalleycares.org tara@trivalleycares.org ph: (925) 443-7148 fax: (925) 443-0177

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