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Hiroshima Action to Foreclose on the Bomb, Not the People, August 5, 2012 at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab

Join hundreds of peace, justice and environmental advocates to "Foreclose on the Bomb, Not the People" at a major demonstration August 5, 2012 at the Livermore nuclear weapons Lab. You are invited to 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 program will begin promptly at 4 PM because 4:15 PM August 5 in Livermore, California will be 8:15 AM on August 6 in Hiroshima, Japan, the exact moment the first nuclear weapon was used in war (a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9).

This event is being 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.

With symbolic art, speech and nonviolent action, we will "foreclose on the bomb." Gather 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.

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Other Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 21, 2012  7:30- 9:00 PM
Tri-Valley CAREs Meets

New and long-time members alike are welcome. Agenda items will include up to the minute news on nuclear weapons activities, global disarmament, Livermore Lab, radioactive and toxic pollution, cleanup, summer events (including a major Hiroshima commemoration), and other topics. Come with your questions, ideas and desire to make your community and world a better place.

Tri-Valley CAREs meets on the third Thursday of each month, except in December when we have a party instead. So, circle your calendar today for our Thursday, July 19 meeting as well.

Location: Livermore Public Library 1188 South Livermore Ave. Community Room A
More Info: (925) 443-7148

Friday, June 22, 2012  3:00- 5:00 PM
SF Consulate General Action-Never Re Start Any Nuke Reactor in Japan!

The Japanese Prime Minister announced his approval of restarting Ooi Reactors. The Japanese people have called for solidarity all over the world. This gathering at the Japanese Consulate in San Fracisco will show the local solidarity for shutting down nuclear power plants in Japan and everywhere.

Location: The Japanese Embassy in Downtown San Francisco (50 Fremont Street, San Francisco, CA 94105)
More Info: Check the event's Facebook page

Thursday, July 5, 2012  5:30- 7 PM
Letter to the Editor Writing Party

This LTE party will have two subjects to choose from: One, sick nuclear weapons workers and the support group we facilitate to assist them. Second, our shared vision for a greener lab. We will offer a short briefing and handouts for each of these topics. And, if you prefer to write your letter on a different topic, that's great too. Exercise your creative voice in a supportive atmosphere.

Location: Tri-Valley CAREs Offices, 2582 Old First St., Livermore
More Info: (925) 443-7148

Friday, July 13, 2012  6:00 PM (Donation)
Filmworks United- International Working Class Film & Video Festival- Presents 3 Films, Including Fukushima Never Again

Your opportunity to see three films, indlucing one about the ongoing nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan. The films are: Mt. Fuji in Red (From Dreams), (1990) 8 min. Japan By Akira Kurosawa, Fukushima Never Again, (2012) 57 min. By Labor Video Project, ANPO: Art x War, (2011) 89 min. By Linda Hoaglund

Location: 518 Valencia - Near 16th St., SF
More Info: Labor Fest Website

Monday, July 16, 2012  7:00 PM (Free)
Fukushima, Nuclear Power and Labor

Your opportunity to hear first-hand from Fukushima residents and railway workers. The meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear reactors continues to release radioactivity. The Japanese railway workers union, Doro-Mita, has launched a strike against further contamination fo their members. Speakers will include anti-nuclear activists from Fukushima. Here in CA, a movement is growing to close the San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear pwer plants. What is going on in Fukushima and its meaning for California will be addressed at this forum.

Location: ILWU Local 34 Offices- 801 2nd St., next to AT&T Ball Park, SF
More Info: No Nukes Action website