White House Rally At Lafayette Park
Music - Speakers - Candlelight Vigil
Sunday, October 12th 1997
From 2 p.m. till 5:00 A.M,
Stop Cassini - At 4:45 AM EDT on Monday, October 13, 1997, from launch complex # 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Station, a spacecraft called Cassini is scheduled to lift off. On board Cassini will be 72.3 pounds of the deadliest substance known, Plutonium (Pu)-238. This is by far the most Pu ever attempted to be launched in a space mission. Experts say inhaling less than 27 millionths of a gram of Pu will give you lung cancer and causes long term genetic damage. They say, of 67 nuclear launches to date, 9 have failed (a failure rate of 1 in 7.44 or 13.44% -- NASA's own current estimate of chance of failure is 1 in 345).
Alan Kohn, Safety Engineer for the Cassini launch, has quit NASA to tell the world the launch is not safe. Dr. Michio Kaku, professor of physics at CCNY, says solar panels would be adequate if the size of the Saturn probe were reduced only 130 lbs. Nobel prize-winning physicist Dr. Richard P. Feynman, a member of the Presidential Commission that investigated the 1/28/86 Challenger disaster, said: "The NASA managers exaggerated the reliability of the shuttle to the point of fantasy. I saw considerable flaws in their logic. I found that they were making up numbers not based on experience. NASA's engineering judgment was not the judgment of its engineers."
NO MOBILE CHERNOBYL - Pressure led the House to ratify HR-1270, the "Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1997" (it passed the Senate as S-104), otherwise known as "Mobile Chernobyl." Plans, we hear, are to transport the waste from 120 or so nuclear power / weapons facilities "temporarily" to Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Reliable report is that Yucca Mountain suffered a 4.0-richter earthquake on September 12, 1997, and the area has had dozens of earthquakes in recent years.
Plutonium into space -- on the highways, railways, ships and submarines -- new, burrowing nuclear bombs -- continuing "subcritical" nuclear testing -- avoiding the landmine treaty, and ignoring World Court opinions -- this administration has much to answer for. America's air, earth, water, highways, farms, suburbs, and inhabitants don't need any more nuclear mishaps.
Please come to the rally on October 12th to register your opinion. Plan to stay till dark, when there will be prayer and candlelight vigil to pray all night for an end to the nuclear nightmare.
Please advise us if you would like to speak or perform.
ASK, AND WE'LL SEND YOU A 3-PAGE BRIEF ABOUT CASSINI -- "abcassin.997.doc"