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March for Nuclear Abolition & Global Survival

Monday, August 06, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type:
Livermore Conversion Project
Location Details:
Livermore Lab
Corner of Vasco & Patterson Pass
Livermore, CA 94550

Rally, march, and the opportunity to peaceably risk arrest to commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the place where new nuclear weapons are being created today.

8 AM rally. Speakers include keynote Daniel Ellsberg, the whistleblower who released "The Pentagon Papers." Formerly an analyst at RAND Corp. and a consultant to the Defense Dept., specializing in the command and control of nuclear weapons, war plans and crisis decision-making. Ellsberg recently wrote The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. Also speaking will be Rev. Nobuaki Hanaoka who was an infant when the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. His mother and sister died from illnesses linked to radiation poisoning and his brother died at age 39 from premature aging associated with fallout from the bomb. Hanaoka is a retired minister in the United Methodist church. He speaks, writes and teaches about peace and human rights. Christine Hong will also be featured. From UC Santa Cruz she specializes in transnational Asian American, Korean diaspora, and Pacific Rim studies. Hong is co-editor of the Critical Asian Studies special edition on North Korean Human Rights. Also speaking are Carol Hisasue, Dr. Bob Gould, Pennie Opal Plant, Fred Norman, Jackie Cabasso, and Marylia Kelley. Join us to say "Never again" to the use of nuclear weapons - and to call for their global abolition. Music by Oakland Mind.

9:30 March and Action. Join the procession to the Livermore Lab West Gate to block the entrance with a Japanese bon dance and symbolic die-in. Music by Gen yu kai (Okinawan string music). Following the die-in those who choose will peaceably risk arrest.

Reserve your free van pool from the Dublin-Pleasonton BART Station to the rally sites at or call 925-443-7148. Space is limited so reserve early.

Camping is available at a Peace Camp at Lake Del Valle. Contact scott@trivalley cares. org to RSVP.

All ages welcome!

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