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ACTION ALERT: August 6 Vigil and Action at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab


August 6, 2005
Tri-Valley CAREs / Western States Legal Foundation / Livermore Conversion Project

On the 60th anniversary of the US 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

On the 60th anniversary of the US 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 (the event will be broadcast live from 5-7 PM on Pacifica Radio, 94.1 KPFA www.kpfa.org)

WHERE: William Payne Park, 5800 Patterson Pass Rd. Livermore, CA (BART shuttles provided by the Peace and Freedom Party) or share a ride at SpaceShare: http://spaceshare.com/livermore
Make your trip to Seeds of Change earth-friendly! For carpool info call 925-443-7148.

• Join us for a potluck dinner rally, music, candlelight march, children s peace playground and more! Featuring Utah Phillips, Dave Lippman, Ai Maeoka of the Hiroshima World Peace Mission and more.

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



SEND SUNFLOWERS
TO THE 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:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, Nagasaki Never Again!
Nonviolent 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.

SPECIAL GUEST
Mr. Satori Konishi, a "hibakusha"- an atomic bomb survivor from Japan, will address the gathering. Drumming at the gates will be provided by Clan Dyken.

Mr. Konishi will also speak at a candlelight vigil in San Francisco, 8 pm in front of San Francisco City Hall, VanNess Avenue.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome has signed onto the Mayors' Emergency Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons, headed by the Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagaski. For more information call Sandra Schwartz, AFSC at 415)565-0201 Ext 24 or www.afsc.org

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: www.trivalleycares.org and www.wslfweb.org .

Bay Area Calendar of Events leading up to Aug 6 and 9 in Livermore and San Francisco

• August 3, Doctors Against the Bomb, San Francisco
• August 4, Educating Youth about Nuclear Politics, San Francisco
• August 5, Remembering Hiroshima, Uncovering Lockheed Martin, Santa Cruz
• August 5, Takashi s Dream Performance, San Francisco
• August 6, Seeds of Change Rally and March to the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab August 7, 60^th Anniversary Hiroshima & Nagasaki Day, Santa Rosa
• August 8, Remembering Hiroshima a South Asian Perspective, Sunnyvale August 9, Nonviolent Direct Action at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab
• August 9, Candlelight Vigil in San Francisco

For dates, times, locations and details:
www.trivalleycares.org/calendar

BACKGROUND
The Bay Area s Livermore Lab is one of the three national laboratories that serve as the brain of the US 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.



• 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:
A Jewish Voice For Peace; Abolition 2000; Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party; American Friends Service Committee; Bay Area Nuclear Waste Coalition; Berkeley Friends Meeting; Buddhist Peace Fellowship; California Peace Action; Circle of Concern; Circle of Life; CodePink Bay Area; Communist Party USA, Northern California District; El Cerrito Democratic Club; Environmentalists Against War; Fiat Pax Berkeley; Friends of Davis Religious Community for Sanctuary; Food Not Bombs, East Bay; Global Exchange; Grandmothers for Peace, Hayward Chapter; Gray Panthers of San Francisco; Gray Panthers of the Berkeley Area; Green Party of Alameda County; Green Party of California; Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice; Hayward Demos Democratic Club; Justice Council of the First Unitarian Church of Oakland; KPFA radio, 94.1; Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy; Livermore Conversion Project; Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute; Modesto Peace/Life Center; Monterey Peace and Justice Center; Nevada Desert Experience; Nicaragua Center for Community Action (NICCA); Night on the Streets Catholic Worker; Northern California Committee of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism; Northern California 9-11 Truth Alliance; Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; Nuclear Weapons Free Zone of Waldron Island; Pax Christi Fremont; Peace Action New Mexico; Peace Coalition of Monterey County; Peace Fresno; Peace & Justice Network of San Joaquin County; Peninsula Peace and Justice Center; People's NonViolent Response Coalition; Physicians for Social Responsibility, Bay Area Chapter; St. Joseph the Worker, Fr. Bill O'Donnell Social Justice Committee; Santa Cruz Friends Meeting, Peace Committee; Simnuke Project; South Bay Mobilization Against the War; Tri-Valley CAREs; Tuolumne County Citizens for Peace; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County, Social Concerns Committee; United Church of Christ, Northern California-Nevada Conference, Board of Justice and Witness Ministries; United for Peace & Justice, Bay Area; Veterans for Peace, SF Bay Area Chapter 069; Vandenberg Peace Legal Defense Fund; Veterans Speakers Alliance/Veterans for Peace Chapter 101; Watsonville Brown Berets; Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club; Western States Legal Foundation; Women for Peace; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Berkeley-East Bay; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey Branch; and World Stewardship Institute.


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