Foreclose on the Bomb: 67 Years Since Hiroshima & Nagasaki
This weekend, actions are organized across the country to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Is there an action happening in your community? Leave a note in the comments, and let us know how Buddhist activists will be involved!
Bay Area / Livermore
Foreclose on the Bomb, Not the People
HIROSHIMA ACTION TO FORECLOSE ON THE BOMB NOT THE PEOPLE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(starts promptly at 4:00 pm)
Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab
William Payne Park
Vasco Rd. and Patterson Pass Rd. Livermore, CA 94550
Seattle / Puget Sound
NUCLEAR WEAPONS: The Most Inconvenient Truth
Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action
Friday, August 3 – Monday, August 6
Celebrating thirty-five years of nonviolent resistance to the Trident nuclear weapons system, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action will honor two of its co-founders, Jim and Shelley Douglass, who will speak at its annual August event at the Ground Zero Center in Kitsap County, Washington.
By the 1980s the Douglasses and a community of activists were organizing people across the county to protest the “White Trains” that carried nuclear weapons to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. In subsequent years the community that became Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action has continued the spirit of resistance to the Trident nuclear weapons system with regularly scheduled vigils and nonviolent direct actions at the Bangor Trident submarine base.
The theme for the August 4 – 6 event, “NUCLEAR WEAPONS: The Most Inconvenient Truth”, will focus participants on the history, current status, cost, and future plans for more nuclear new subs and missiles.
Cindy Sheehan and Dorli Rainey will also speak about their experience with this “Most Inconvenient Truth.” In addition to speakers, on Saturday, August 4, participants in the Interfaith Peace Walk for a Nuclear Free Future will arrive at Ground Zero Center, ending their 13-day walk that will begin on July 23rd in Portland, Oregon. The Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist order conducts annual peace walks as a reminder of the very real dangers presented by all uses of nuclear materials.