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ACTION ALERT: August 9 Nagasaki Day Protest


August 9, 2006

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.

http://www.august6.org/bay_area

From Hiroshima to Bechtel to Yucca Mountain to the Middle East

NO NUKES! NO WARS! No profiteers! Support Indigenous Rights!
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 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.

SPEAKERS, MUSICIANS INCLUDE:
Keiji Tsuchiya, Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor
Antonia Juhasz, author of /The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time
Starhawk, activist and author
Andrew Lichterman, Western States Legal Foundation
Tara Dorabji, Tri-Valley CAREs
Morningstar Gali, Sacred Sites Coalition
Chelsea Collonge, Nevada Desert Experience
Ras K'Dee, hip hop and spoken word artist
Bateria Lucha, Brazilian percussion ensemble
Masters of Ceremony: Patricia St. Onge, Seventh Generation Consulting
Jimbo Simmon, International Indian Treaty Council

There will also be a march from the UN Plaza to Bechtel. To march gather at 8:45 am at the UN Plaza. Contact the International Indian Treaty Council (415) 641-4482 for more info.

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

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

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.

Dear All, On Aug. 8, it's in honor of Nagasaki — the second use of nuclear weapons against human beings. This is a short, "striking" (not gruesome) 90-second video from True Majority. It's a good one. Yours, Darien

In honor of Hiroshima Day, we'd like to take a minute to reflect on just how absurd it is for America to maintain 10,000 nuclear bombs. Defense experts say that many simply aren't needed, and by reducing the nuclear arsenal our country could save $14 billion dollars — more than enough to save the lives of six million kids who die of starvation in impoverished nations each year.

http://www.truemajority.org/postcard/




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