Future Actions

2020

75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATOMIC BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI

August 6, 2020
Livermore nuclear weapons lab, CA 

The coalition organizing anniversary actions at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab is planning a virtual event.  Sponsored by Asian Americans for Peace & Justice, Ecumenical Peace Institute, Livermore Conversion Project, Marin Peace & Justice Center, Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center, No Nukes Action, Peninsula Peace & Justice Center, Physicians for Social Responsibility – SF Bay Area, Tri-Valley CAREs, Western States Legal Foundation. Click here for more information, or call 925.443.7148 or 510.839.5877.

August 6, 2020
Lockheed Martin, King of Prussia, PA 

Join Nonviolent Action and Symbolic Witness Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, demanding the worldwide abolition of nuclear weapons and supporting the United Nations Nuclear Ban Treaty. Noon, onsite in front of Lockheed Martin in King of Prussia, Mall & Goddard Boulevards (behind the King of Prussia Mall), plan to protest Lockheed Martin (the world’s #1 war profiteer, the U.S.’s #1 nuclear weapons contractor). People are invited to stand or sit with large banners and signs. Some people, if they can, are also invited for short periods of time to “take a knee” is support of the Black Lives Matter outcry to voice the undeniable connection, especially in this Hiroshima – Nagasaki 75th Anniversary Year, between the evils of white supremacy and nuclear weapons, racial and social justice and peace (“NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE”). People may, if they can, “Die-in”, witnessing to the death-dealing criminal reality of Lockheed Martin. Above plans are contingent on the awful will of the coronavirus pandemic and necessary health guidelines. Please check with Brandywine Peace Community website calendar here the day before the August 6 demonstration (and to learn about the August 9 demonstration) to make sure that plans are proceeding. The demonstration will practice nonviolence discipline and social distancing and wearing a mask or facial covering is mandatory. For more information, email the Brandywine Peace community at <brandywine_staff@brandywinepeace.com> or click here.

August 6, 2020
The Pentagon 

August 6, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, a war crime and grievous sin, condemned by Pope Paul VI  as a “butchery of untold magnitude.” Please join us in a vigil of repentance at the Pentagon, the Center of war-making on the planet. Gather at Army Navy Blvd. and Eads St. at 6:45 a.m. Process to the Pentagon vigil site for prayer and reflection. Bring a prayer or reflection to share. Closing at 8 a.m. Sponsor: Members of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. For information, call Kathy Boylan at 202-882-9649.

August 6, 2020
Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, NE

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing, there will be an 8 a.m. gathering at the Kenney Gate of Offutt Air Force Base (home of the U.S. Strategic Command), south of Omaha, Nebraska. Readings and reflections are welcome. This will be followed by a 10 a.m eucharist for Transfiguration – site to be decided. Lunch will follow. For more information, contact Jim Murphy at <jimmurphy@centurylink.net> or 608-617-7379.

August 6-9, 2020
Drone Command Center, Des Moines, IA 

Please join a 24/7 three and a half day Vigil of Repentance for U.S. war crimes on the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the United States Killer Drones from Des Moines Drone Command Center at the Iowa Air National Guard Drone Command Center, 3100 McKinley Ave., Des Moines, Iowa

Starting: Thursday, August 6 at 8 a.m. (The time the United States dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima)
Ending: Sunday, August 9 at 11 a.m. (The time the United States dropped the A-bomb on Nagasaki)
Today in Des Moines, Iowa, we allow members of our Iowa Air National Guard to murder people in the Middle East with armed drones, guided and controlled from a computer at the Drone Command Center on the south side of Des Moines. 
Come join us on-site. We hope to have a presence outside the base on the public right of way with at least two to three people camped out at any given time. We will be COVID-19 sensitive and do social distancing and mask-wearing if still recommended. Come join us for a few minutes, an hour or two, or pitch a tent and spend the night! We plan to end the vigil with a rally and direct action “line crossing” on Sunday, August 9th at 11 a.m.
This is a Des Moines Catholic Worker and Des Moines Veterans for Peace sponsored event. All are welcome. For more information and updates contact: Ed Bloomer (515) 305 5591, Frank Cordaro (515) 490 2490  <frank.cordaro@gmail.com>, Ruth Hart  515 305 4345   <ruth.gracegirl.hart@gmail.com>

August 7-10, 2020
Bangor Trident nuclear sub base, WA 

The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action invites you to join them in activities and actions to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Information will be posted at https://www.gzcenter.org/event/hiroshima-nagasaki-never-again/ as plans develop.

TO LEARN OF OTHER EVENTS COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ATOMIC BOMBINGS OF HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI, JAPAN, PLEASE VISIT THESE SITES:

For a map of events and to submit an event you’re planning, click here.

For ICAN’s list of events, click here.

For PSR’s calendar, click here.