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Help Organize the No Nukes! No War! Action

Please Distribute... a Santa Cruz/Central Coast contigent is organizing caravans to this Seeds Of Change action, on August 6th at Livermore Labs. Come to the mass mobilizing planning meeting next wed or the action on August 6th. Read on! Contact katie (at) nonviolentproster.com if you are interested in organizing with the SC crew.
Seeds of Change: NO NUKES! NO WARS!
Mass Mobilizing Meeting

Wednesday, July 6 at 7 PM
Global Exchange: 2017 Mission St. #303, San Francisco
(across the street from the 16th St. BART station)

* Find out why, in the midst of ongoing slaughter in Iraq, we must call for nuclear abolition;
* Stop the Bomb Where it Starts! Marking the 60th Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima, Help Organize the March to the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab!


ACTION ALERT

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SATURDAY AUGUST 6: SEEDS OF CHANGE: NO NUKES! NO WARS!
RALLY AND MARCH TO THE LIVERMORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB.

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On the 60th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima...
ACT to abolish nuclear weapons and war
PROTEST new, earth-penetrating nuclear weapons at Livermore Lab
CELEBRATE your vision of a peaceful, just and nuclear-free world

Livermore Lab is one of the world’s primary sites for the creation and development of nuclear weapons.

WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 5 PM
WHERE: William Payne Park, 5800 Patterson Pass Rd. Livermore, CA (BART shuttles provided by the Peace and Freedom Party)

To volunteer and for more info: (925) 443-7148 Tri-Valley CAREs www.trivalleycares.org ; (510) 839-5877
Western States Legal Foundation www.wslfweb.org
; and Livermore Conversion Project (510) 663-8065.


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BACKGROUND
The Bay Area’s Livermore Lab is one of the three national laboratories that serve as the brain of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, which today is modernizing and developing nuclear weapons to support U.S. wars of empire.

August 6 and 9, 2005 mark the 60th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. Join with thousands of people at four central US nuclear weapons sites to call for an end to the development and production of nuclear warheads.

In the Bay Area, the Livermore Lab continues to contaminate the water, air and soil. Over 1 million curies of airborne radiation have leaked from the site. That is roughly equal to the amount of radiation deposited in the bombing of Hiroshima. The Dept. of Energy declared the fifty-mile radius surrounding the facility as the affected population. This includes over 7 million people from San Francisco, to Stockton, to San Jose. The storage and use of nuclear materials at Livermore Lab continues to increase despite safety and security issues. The limit for plutonium at Livermore Lab has just been doubled to 3,080 pounds --
enough for 300 nuclear bombs! Plutonium was recently found on site to be absurdly stored in paint cans and food cans.

In Iraq, they never found nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction, yet the daily reality of death and destruction continues, sparked by the Bush administration's invasion and fueled by the ongoing U.S. 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, End the threat of nuclear annihilation!

We found the missing weapons of mass destruction. On August 6, we will take our voices to the active nuclear weapons sites across the country. We demand an end to US nuclear weapons development, production and testing. We demand an end to wars of empire and an end to nuclear excuses for war.

NO NUKES! NO WARS!

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*SEND SUNFLOWERS TO LIVERMORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB*
The sunflower is the international symbol for the abolition of nuclear weapons. We invite you to create paper sunflowers to be planted at the gates of Livermore Lab. Sunflowers can be large or small, painted, be creative. Make sure to include your name and hometown on the sunflower. For full instructions and mailing directions: www.wagingpeace.org/sunflower .

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AUGUST 6 NATIONAL ACTIONS
March and Rally at core nuclear weapons sites across the United States. Join the global majority in saying “Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Never Again!!!?

MAJOR RALLIES AT:
Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab in CALIFORNIA
Los Alamos Nuclear Weapons Lab in NEW MEXICO
Nevada Nuclear Test Site in NEVADA
Y-12 Nuclear Production Facility in TENNESSEE

For more info on each major rally:
www.abolitionnow.org/augustactions.html
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, NAGASAKI NEVER AGAIN!!!
NOVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION AT THE LIVERMORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB

WHEN: Tuesday, August 9 at 8AM
WHERE: Meet at William Payne Park, 5800 Patterson Pass Rd. Livermore
Take I-580 exit Vasco Rd. go South. Take a right on Patterson Pass Rd.

A Hibakusha, an atomic bomb survivor from Japan, will address the gathering. Drumming at the gates will be provided by Clan Dyken.

NONVIOLENCE GUIDELINES: Nonviolence has always been a core value of the anti-nuclear movement. Details about the nonviolence guidelines and a complete list of sponsors and endorsers are available at:
_www.trivalleycares.org and
_www.wslfweb.org .

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TUESDAY AUGUST 9, NATIONALLY COORDINATED CANDLELIGHT VIGILS
Organize a candlelight vigil at your city hall on the 60^th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki. In addition, you can organize readings, lantern lighting ceremonies, the shadow projects and more. In support of the Mayors for Peace, we are calling on local groups to invite their Mayors to participate in the vigils and read out proclamations.
Contact: Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation,
wslf (at) earthlink.net, (510) 839-5877, *www.wslfweb.org*
.

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ASK CONGRESS TO CUT $2 BILLION FROM THE NUCLEAR WEAPONS BUDGET
capwiz.com/wagingpeace/mail/oneclick_compose/
Act now to stop a new generation of nuclear bombs. Ask Congress to cut $2 billion to restrain dangerous nuclear weapons programs.

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Donations should be made out and mailed to: Livermore Conversion
Project, PO Box 31835, Oakland, CA 94604. Checks of more than $50 are tax-deductible if made out to Agape.

To Volunteer Contact: Tara Dorabji, Tri-Valley CAREs,
tara (at) trivalleycares.org, (925) 443-7148, *www.trivalleycares.org*
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Initial Cosponsors and Endorsers: Alameda Co. Green Party; Alameda Co. Peace and Freedom Party & Movement; American Friends Service Committee; Bay Area Nuclear Waste Coalition; Bay Area United for Peace and Justice; Berkeley Friends Meeting; Buddhist Peace Fellowship; California Peace Action; Circle of Concern; Communist Party USA, Northern California District; El Cerrito Democratic Club; Environmentalists Against War; Fiat Pax Berkeley; First Unitarian Church of Oakland, Justice Council;
Food Not Bombs; Friends of Davis Religious Community for Sanctuary; Global Exchange; Grandmothers for Peace, Hayward Chapter; Gray Panthers of San Francisco; Green Party of California; Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice; Hayward Demos Democratic Club; La Onda Bajita,
KPFA; Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy; Livermore Conversion Project; Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center; Modesto Peace/Life Center; Monterey Peace and Justice Center; Nevada Desert Experience; Nicaragua Center for Community Action (NICCA); Night on the Streets Catholic Worker; Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; Pax Christi Fremont; Peace Action New Mexico; Peace Action of San Mateo County; Peace Coalition of Monterey County; Peace Fresno; Peninsula Peace and Justice
Center; People's NonViolent Response Coalition; Physicians for Social Responsibility, Bay Area Chapter; St. Joseph the Worker Fr. Bill O'Donnell Social Justice Committee; South Bay Mobilization Against the War; Tri-Valley CAREs (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment); Tuolumne County Citizens for Peace; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County, Social Concerns Committee; Veterans for Peace, SF Bay Area Chapter 069; Veterans Speakers Alliance/Veterans for Peace Chapter
101; Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club; Watsonville Brown Berets; Western States Legal Foundation; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Monterey Branch; Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Berkeley Branch; and Women for Peace.To Endorse or Sponsor Contact Sherry:
 
 


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