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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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