March for Nuclear Abolition & Global Survival

9 Aug 2017 - 08:00

Livermore, CA

“March for Nuclear Abolition & Global Survival” is the theme for this year’s 8 AM August 9 (Nagasaki Day) rally, march and nonviolent direct action the gates of the Livermore Lab, where those who choose will peaceably risk arrest to say “Never Again!” to the use of nuclear weapons and to demand their irreversible and unequivocal elimination.

Daniel Ellsberg is confirmed as a keynote speaker. Ellsberg is the military analyst and whistleblower who released the Pentagon Papers to the news media in 1971, an act that helped end the Vietnam War. He will discuss the book he is writing on U.S. nuclear weapons policy as well rising nuclear dangers in the era of Trump and the importance of speaking truth to power – and blowing the whistle on government wrongdoing!

We are also pleased to announce that Emma’s Revolution will perform. Emma’s Revolution is the award-winning, singer-songwriting duo of Pat Humphries & Sandy O. The duo’s latest CD, “Revolution Now,” has been hailed as “Beauty, power and ferocity all mixed together with love and hope.” In the spirit of Emma Goldman’s famous attribution, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution,” Pat & Sandy will bring their uprising of truth and hope to Livermore Lab.

Marylia Kelley will speak about the nuclear weapons programs taking place today at the Livermore Lab. She will also share insights into the negotiations at the United Nations leading to the overwhelming adoption of the “Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” on July 7, 2017. Kelley and other NGOs participated in the UN forum.

The rally will feature additional musicians and speakers; we are in the process of confirming an address by a Hibakusha – survivor – of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which took place three days before the second atomic bomb was detonated over Nagasaki, Japan.

There will be ample free parking at the rally site on Patterson Pass Road near the corner of Vasco Road and just outside the Livermore Lab fence line. Vanpools will be available from the Dublin-Pleasanton BART (call 925-443-7148 to reserve your seat).

A Peace Camp will precede the August 9 rally for those who would like to enjoy time together at lake Del Valle Regional Park. RSVP is also necessary for Peace Camp at 925-443-7148.

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