July 12, 2013

Hiroshima 2013 eventUnfinished Business and Our Most Urgent Responsibility: Banning the Bomb at the Livermore Lab and Globally
August 6, 2013
7am program, 8:15am march, Livermore Lab
Gather at Livermore Lab northwest corner, at Vasco & Patterson Pass Roads
There will be parking set up along Patterson Pass Road
Van pickups at the Dublin Pleasanton BART Station. Must call to reserve a spot: (925) 443 7148 or (510) 839 5877

SF Bay Area peace and justice advocates will mark the 68th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 at 7am at the Livermore Lab, where the U.S. is spending billions of dollars to create “new and modified” nuclear bombs. The program will feature music, Taiko drummers, speakers and more. Daniel Ellsberg will deliver the keynote address.  Ellsberg is the former military analyst and whistleblower who shone a bright light on U.S. policy and helped end the Vietnam War when he released the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Ellsberg remains a brilliant analyst, commentator and sought-after speaker.

Immediately following the program, at approximately 8:15 AM, will be a “call to action,” in which participants will be invited to march a short distance to the Livermore Lab West Gate. Those who choose will nonviolently risk arrest. Others will conduct a legal witness and support. This event is organized collaboratively and is cosponsored by the Livermore Conversion Project, SF Bay Area PSR and others.

Cosponsored by SF Bay Area PSR and American Friends Service Committee, Asian Americans for Peace & Justice, Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Ecumenical Peace Institute, Livermore Conversion Project, Modesto Peace Life Center, Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center, No Nukes Action Committee, Pax Christi Fremont, Peace Action West, Peace & Freedom Party State Central Committee, Peaceworkers, San Jose Peace & Justice Center, Tri Valley CAREs, United Nations Association SF,Veterans for Peace, and Western States Legal Foundation.