July 13, 2012

On August 5th, from 4-6pm, join peace, justice and environmental advocates to “Foreclose on the Bomb, Not the People” at a major demonstration at the Livermore nuclear weapons Lab. This event will commemorate the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan at the very place where the government is spending billions of dollars to develop new and modified nuclear weapons. This year’s event will highlight the economic reality of ever-increasing nuclear weapons spending while people’s basic needs go unmet.

The event is held in solidarity with the Japanese Hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors), and all victims of the nuclear cycle, from Hiroshima to Fukushima to Livermore. Expect amazing singers, musicians, artists, speakers, peace booths and more.

Gather at 4pm across the street from Livermore Lab at Wm. Payne Park, located near I-580 on Vasco Rd. and Patterson Pass Rd. The commemoration will be held in a grassy area, under shade trees, with a procession to the Lab immediately following. Carpools and a special bus pick-up from the metropolitan Bay Area are being planned. Check the Tri-Valley Cares website for more details or call (925) 443-7148.

Sponsored by American Friends Service Committee, Asian Americans for Peace & Justice, Bay Area United for Peace & Justice, East Bay Peace Action, Livermore Con- version Project, Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center, No Nukes Action, Peace Action West, SF Bay Area PSR,  Tri-Valley CAREs, and Western States Legal Foundation.