Despite worldwide horror over the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the threat of nuclear weapons, nuclear technology and nuclear waste is larger than ever.
New dangerous weapons have been unleashed by the Pentagon.
• Ban all DU weapons
A new generation of depleted uranium Conventional" weapons used extensively for the first time during the Gulf War left over 600,000 pounds of radioactive waste throughout the Gulf region.
• Stop Cassini Space Probe
The Cassini Space probe contains 72.3 pounds of plutonium. NASA plans to launch the probe to Saturn this October. An accident with plutonium could radiate vast areas of the earth.
• Stop weapons development, clean up nuclear waste
The Pentagon has deployed a new "first strike" nuclear weapon while slashing funds for radioactive waste cleanup. Half a century of nuclear arms production has left over 1.25 billion pounds of nuclear waste in the U.S. Seventy percent is on Native lands.
• We need jobs, health care and schools, not nuclear threats, racism and war
The cost of continuing weapons production and military occupation means cutting every needed domestic program. U.S. troops are stationed in 100 countries world-wide, while Pentagon think-tanks plan new scenarios for nuclear confrontations.
Saturday Aug. 9, 1997
1 pm in Washington, DC
at the Veterans Administration,
"H" St. & Vermont
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Committee,
c/o Gray Panthers of Metro DC
8th St., NW Washington, DC 20001,
703-222-7570, Fax 703-222-9196
international Action Center
at 39 West 14th St, *206,
New York, NY, 10011
212-633-6646 Fax: 212-633-2889
Web Page: http-//icenter.org/
Washington DC: 202-588-1205
Join with atomic bomb survivors from Japan and radiation survivors from the U.S., young veterans sick with Gulf War Syndrome and DU poisoning, Native people opposing uranium mining and dumping, and people who have seen their health and social programs cut in order to feed the war machine. All will demand a ban on all nuclear weapons, other weapons of mass destruction and an end to all testing.
Supported by Alliance of Atomic Vets • All Peoples Congress • Baltimore Hiroshima Nagasaki Day Committee • Citizen Soldie. • Comm. for a Nuclear Free Staten Inland • AREA Conversion for Reclaiming Earth in the Americas • Enviro Video • Gray Panthers • HIDANKYO Japanese Confederation of A & H Bomb Sufferers Org. • Hiroshima/Nagasaki Peace Comm. • Jonah House • International Action Center • Iraq Action Coalition • LOVEARTH • Maryl. Comm. United for Peace and Justice • Nat'l. Committee of Radiation Victims • Nat'l People's Campaign • Nuclear Information Resource Service • Peace Action • Piscataway Indian Nation • Proposition One Committee • Shundahai Network • Union of American Hebrew Congregations • Veterans for Peace • Ward Volley Coalition • War Resisters League • Washington Peace Center WESPAC • Workers World Party • Women for Mutual Security Women Strike for Peace