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Dismantling the Bomb/Creating Peace-Commemorating Hiroshima
Date Sunday August 06
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
corner of Pacific and Cooper
Downtown Santa Cruz
Event Type Protest
Emailinfo [at] scwit.org
The Santa Cruz Weapons Inspection Team (SCWIT) invites the public to join them in political theater on the Pacific Garden Mall in front of O’Neill’s to mark the 61st anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

This is the third year that the Santa Cruz Weapons Inspection Team (SCWIT) has organized activities commemorating the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 6 and 9, 1945.

For more info and details please see http://scwit.org

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Political Theater on Pacific Garden Mall
Commemorating the 61st Anniversary of the Nuclear Bombing of Hiroshima

Dismantling the Bomb/Constructing Peace

The Santa Cruz Weapons Inspection Team (SCWIT) invites the public to participate with them in political theater at 12 noon on the Pacific Garden Mall in front of O'Neill's to mark the 61st anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

From the first nuclear bombs that the U.S. dropped on Japan in 1945 to the deadly "depleted" uranium it deployed in both Iraq wars, to the earth-penetrating "bunker busters" it projects detonating in Iran, our nation has forged a multibillion dollar business out of nuclear weapons technology. The largest and most profitable designer, manufacturer, and merchant of those weapons is Lockheed Martin, that operates a 4,400 acre facility at the end of Empire Grade in Santa Cruz. Our Bonny Doon-based Lockheed Martin facility manufactures and tests Contained Detonating Fuses (CDFs) for the deadliest weapon ever made - the Trident II D5 nuclear submarine missile.

Dismantling the Bomb/Constructing Peace expresses sorrow for the full spectrum of victims of the nuclear weapons industry - workers exposed to the hazards of producing weapons, communities that suffer environmental degradation from their production, military personnel who are poisoned by their use, and, of course, the human and other living beings who are targeted by such weapons. On this day we will honor those women, men, and children in Japan whose lives and the lives of successive generations were shattered 61 years ago. This action also collectively imagines and calls for alternatives to the nuclear weapons industry, alternatives that convert the science of nuclear destruction into the science of life-sustaining industries and renewable energy.

August 6, 2006 12 o'clock noon at the corner of Pacific and Cooper

Questions? Contact: call Lynda at 831-840-4176 or email us at: info [at] scwit.org
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jul 26th, 2006 9:40 PM
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