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|Looking Back, Looking Forward: Toward a Nuclear Free Future|
|Date||Saturday August 09|
|Time||10:30 AM - 1:00 PM|
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Corner of Vasco Rd. and Patterson Rd.
Livermore, CA 94550
|wslf [at] earthlink.net|
Why August 9th?
August 9th is the anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan in 1945. The nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki initially killed about 220,000 people, mostly civilians. The lingering effects of heat, blast and radiation from these two bombs continues to kill and harm people today. Sixty-three years after these bombings, with the United States poised to develop new nuclear weapons, the specter of nuclear weapons in the hands of "rogue" states has become the number 1 U.S. excuse for waging war. We invite those who cherish peace and justice to join us in honoring the victims and survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and giving voice to their demand: NEVER AGAIN!
We will gather at the northwest side of the Lab at 10:30am, and traverse the "nuclear maze", a huge structure created to teach about the inextricable link between nuclear weapons and nuclear power and the direct impacts of the nuclear fuel cycle on local communities. At 11:02am we will gather for a moment of silence followed my music by Kaylah Marin and our Keynote speaker, Reverend Nobuaki Hanaoka, a survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
Why at Livermore Lab?
Livermore is home to one of the two Labs responsible for designing and developing every warhead in the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Today, the Lab is working on modifications to existing warheads and plans to create new, so-called "Reliable Replacement Warheads." Livermore is the place to demand that the U.S. lead the world towards nuclear disarmament, not more Hiroshimas and Nagasakis. United for Peace and Justice has declared August Nuclear-Free Future Month, dedicated to education, awareness and activism to stop nuclear madness.
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