Hiroshima & Nagasaki Memorial Actions

Four of the eight people who blocked the entrance to the current plutonium processing facility at the Los Alamos Nuclear Weapons Lab, New Mexico, August 6. Photo by Felice Cohen-Joppa

The 65th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were observed around the world on August 6 and August 9.  A handful of the memorial events across the United States included acts of civil resistance calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Arrests were reported at nuclear weapons laboratories in Livermore, California (31) and Los Alamos, New Mexico (8); at the nuclear war merchant Lockheed-Martin’s facility in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (7); at the missile launch test site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California (7); outside the Pentagon (8) and the strategic nuclear command center at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska (4); and blocking the entrance to the Trident nuclear missile launching submarine base in Bangor, Washington (9).  The full report on these memorial actions and more will be in the next print edition of the Nuclear Resister.  Please subscribe, or to receive a free sample copy of the next issue by first class mail, hot off the press, e-mail your postal mailing address to nukeresister@igc.org.

For links to action reports,

Livermore, California

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Lockheed-Martin’s facility in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California


Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska

Kitsap-Bangor Base for Trident nuclear submarines, Washington

Four getting ready to cross the line at Offutt Air Force Base, NE, 8/9/10, photo by Dale Heise