DES MOINES CROWD OBSERVES HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI -- SEVENTY CALL FOR ZERO NUKES AND FOR THE SUPPORT OF START II
By Jeffrey Weiss, Executive Director of Catholic Peace Ministry (CPM)
A crowd of 70 people, representing 20 organizations including CPM and AFSC, assembled at the Japanese Bell on the Iowa State Capitol grounds on August 9, 2010 to observe the 65th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The theme this year was "From Hiroshima to a World Free of Nuclear Weapons."
Eloise Cranke and Ann Naffier, both former AFSC staff, join Highway Sigadi, formerly of the Simon Estes Youth Choir from Cape Town, South Africa, in leading songs at the 2010 Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemoration in Des Moines.
Rally, short march, direct action at Livermore Labs, featuring Norman Solomon, Kaylah Marin, Daniel Zwickel, Taiko drummers, others. Commences at corner of Vasco and Patterson Pass Roads -- northwest corner of LLNL. Opportunities for civil disobedience at west gate, after rally.
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