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ACTION ALERT: August 6, Hiroshima Day Demo at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab


August 5, 2006

It has been 61 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and another nuclear tragedy looms dangerously close. With the Bush Administration’s policy of creating lower yield, more “usable” nuclear weapons, now is a more important time than ever in calling for the abolition of all weapons of mass destruction and war.

http://www.august6.org/bay_area

No Nukes!
No Wars!
Support Indigenous Rights!

August 6 Hiroshima Day &
August 9 Nagasaki Day.

SPEAKERS for August 6 . 8 AM. Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab

NORMAN SOLOMON, nationally-syndicated media critic
KEIJI TSUCHIYA, Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor
DANIEL ELLSBERG, outspoken official who leaked the Pentagon Papers
Marylia Kelley, executive director of Tri-Valley CAREs
Jackie Cabasso, executive director of Western States Legal Foundation
David Seaborg, son of Nobel Prize scientist who discovered plutonium

Music By: Francisco Herrera, song writer and activist Ras K'Dee, hip hop and spoken word artist

On August 6th and 9th, the 61st anniversaries of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, demand an end to the war in Iraq, no military attacks on Iran or North Korea, and the global abolition of nuclear weapons, starting at home. On the 6th we will converge at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab; on the 9th at Bechtel in downtown San Francisco.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6
Ceremony and Nonviolent Action at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab

It has been 61 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, and another nuclear tragedy looms dangerously close. With the Bush Administration’s policy of creating lower yield, more “usable” nuclear weapons, now is a more important time than ever in calling for the abolition of all weapons of mass destruction and war.

WHEN: Sunday, August 6 gather at 8 AM; march at 9 AM

WHERE: Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab, Vasco Rd & Patterson Pass Rd, Livermore, CA. Take 580, exit south at Vasco.

WHAT: A morning of protest and action, featuring a Japanese Hibakusha — an atomic bomb survivor — at one of the principal nuclear weapons design labs in the world, a mere 50 miles from San Francisco.

HOW: With your neighbors! Please fill every last seat in your car, or ask your neighbor to drive you so you can leave your car home. Share the ride to at http://www.spaceshare.com/livermore

PEACE CAMP: Come join us on August 5 in Del Valle Regional Park for the Livermore Peace Camp! There are a few spaces still available, e-mail Butterfly@Lacy.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9
Ceremony and Nonviolent Action at Bechtel Corporate Headquarters in San Francisco

The anniversary of the US bombing of Nagasaki, August 9, is also the UN declared International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Since their earliest stages, nuclear weapons and the people who profit from them have caused untold suffering to indigenous peoples around the world.

Come and act with us to voice our support for the sovereignty and dignity of indigenous peoples and call for an end to nuclear weapons and war!

WHEN: Wednesday, August 9 at 10 AM WHERE: Bechtel, 50 Beale St, San Francisco. Half a block from Embarcadero BART.
WHAT: Join us for a morning of protest and a ceremony led by Western Shoshone spiritual leader Corbin Harney at Bechtel’s Corporate Headquarters. Bechtel is one of the top profiteers of the war in Iraq, manages nearly every aspect of the nuclear weapons cycle, and is known by communities worldwide for its habitual violations of indigenous and human rights.

To sponsor either of these events, or to volunteer, contact:
• Tri-Valley CAREs (925) 443-7148 (www.trivalleycares.org)
• Western States Legal Foundation (510) 839-5877 (www.wslfweb.org)
• International Indian Treaty Council (415) 641-4482 (www.treatycouncil.org)
• Livermore Conversion Project (510) 639-9095

WHY LIVERMORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB?
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is one of the three national laboratories that act as the brain of the US nuclear weapons complex, which today is modernizing and developing new nuclear weapons to support US wars of empire.

WHY BECHTEL? Bechtel has recently partnered with the University of California to manage the Los Alamos National Laboratory, another key nuclear weapons facility, and will most likely bid for Lawrence Livermore. Bechtel is one of the world’s top nuclear profiteers, built upon an extensive history of abusing indigenous populations for profit.

WHY NOW? The culture of fear that surrounds nuclear weapons and even their suspected presence creates war and destruction. With respect to Iran enriching uranium, President Bush has continually stated that, "All options are on the table."

The paranoia over the possibility that Iran could develop a nuclear weapon a decade from now should be turned inward. The US is even now designing new nuclear weapons in direct violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty while hypocritically pushing for another illegal war and possible nuclear strike against a sovereign nation.

On August 6^th and 9^th , we will take our voices to the people who design and profit from human suffering. We demand an end to U.S. nuclear weapons development, production and testing. We demand an end to wars of empire and an end to nuclear excuses for war.

In Iraq, they never found nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction, yet the daily reality of death and destruction rages on, 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, No war with Iran or North Korea, End the threat of nuclear annihilation!

• For more information, go to http://www.august6.org/bay_area

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

Before the word, was the silence. In this silence existed neither thought nor judgment. First came laughter,then the tears, and the sound was born. With the sound, the world flooded with memories.

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