Commemoration: Hiroshima Day
This Hiroshima Day, we’re going back to the Livermore Lab, one of two facilities in the country that designs every U.S. nuclear weapon. The Livermore Conversion Project is a coalition of groups focusing on this site. We’d like to broaden our coalition to increase our ability to create change.
Our theme this year is “Unfinished Business and Our Most Urgent Responsibility; Banning the Bomb at the Livermore Lab and Globally.” We will gather at the northwest corner of the Lab.
*PROGRAM UPDATES* - Daniel Ellsberg, Keynote Speaker; Rev. Nobu Hanaoka, survivor of Nagasaki bombing; Cecile Piñeda, on nuclear power. Poetry from Pete Yamamoto, Okinawan music from Genyu Kai, and Taiko drummers.
Immediately following the program, there will be a short procession to the Livermore Lab’s West Gate. Those who choose will peacefully risk arrest, while others will provide legal witness and support.
This year, when federal funds for vital social services are being decimated by the budget “sequester,” we are demanding that money currently spent to maintain and modernize nuclear weapons (over $30 billion a year) be redirected to fund human needs.