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Hot Anti-Nuke Event


In just over two weeks, Squadron13 and nine folks from Waldport,
Eugene, Portland, plus Cindy Sheehan from California are heading North
to camp out right next door to the deadliest real estate in the world
and say NO to nukes. Yup, Squadron13 is going to Ground Zero Center
for Non-Violence in Poulsbo Washington again for the observance of the
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Anniversary, August 3-6. Their property is
ADJOINING the United States Naval Base Kitsap where there is
absolutely no official knowledge whatsoever of the nuclear bombs they
put into the 8 nuclear armed ballistic missile submarines, each of
them, capable of destroying the whole world, not to mention ruining
your whole day.

Let me tell you folks, "Flying Ovens" are not for baking cookies. Can
we put a stop to this crazyness? Help us try! We need to raise $600 to
get the Squadron13 activist loaded bus there and back. This even
includes airfare for Cindy who is coming to GZ Center for her very
first time! $600 measly dollars will make this trip possible. Can you
help us get there and back so we can add our small but very piercing
voices to the NO NUKES chorus? Contribute here at my Paypal link on my
homepage, if you can; http://www.Squadron13.com

Here is full information (below) about the upcoming event being put on
by Ground Zero Center for Non-violence, already being billed (by me!)
as the "Hottest anti-nuke event since A15 Hanford Rally"! Still have a
seat or two for folks with certain qualifications and credentials.
Prison time a plus! hehehe. Respect for non-violence mandatory for at
least the duration of the trip. Consider this a 4 day long workshop in
non-violence, learning from some of the best activists in our nation.
Going to be a fun as heck trip, but a vacation its not. Are you a
videographer, well known blogger, livestreamer, or accomplished writer
that can join up with us, either in Eugene or Portland? Let me know if
you are interested us. But remember, we need help to make this happen,
please donate: http://www.Squadron13.com

Best wishes!
Gordon Sturrock

Subject: NUCLEAR WEAPONS: The Most Inconvenient Truth - coming in
August
To: Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action Outreach

News Release
7/ 11 /2011
For Immediate Release

Celebrating thirty-five years of nonviolent resistance to the Trident
nuclear weapons system, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action will
honor two of its co-founders, Jim and Shelley Douglass, who will speak
at its annual August event at the Ground Zero Center in Kitsap County,
Washington.

By the 1980s the Douglasses and a community of activists were
organizing people across the county to protest the “White Trains” that
carried nuclear weapons to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. In subsequent
years the community that became Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent
Action has continued the spirit of resistance to the Trident nuclear
weapons system with regularly scheduled vigils and nonviolent direct
actions at the Bangor Trident submarine base.

The theme for the August 4th – 6th event, “NUCLEAR WEAPONS: The Most
Inconvenient Truth”, will focus participants on the history, current
status, cost, and future plans for more nuclear new subs and missiles.


Cindy Sheehan and Dorli Rainey will also speak about their experience
with this “Most Inconvenient Truth.” Sheehan’s son Casey was killed by
enemy action during the Iraq War. Her makeshift camp outside President
George W. Bush’s Texas Ranch in 2005 launched her career as a
dedicated peace activist. She continues to be a vocal critic of U.S.
foreign policy under President Obama.

Rainey, at 84, pepper sprayed in the face at Seattle Occupy, became a
“poster child” for the Occupy movement through national media
attention to her picture and story. Rainey has been a peace activist
for five decades, and has a strong commitment to nonviolence in
foreign affairs.

In addition to speakers, on Saturday, August 4, participants in the
Interfaith Peace Walk for a Nuclear Free Future will arrive at Ground
Zero Center, ending their 13-day walk that will begin on July 23rd in
Portland, Oregon. The Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist order conducts annual
peace walks as a reminder of the very real dangers presented by all
uses of nuclear materials.

The weekend includes education about nuclear weapons and the Trident
base, nonviolence training, music, movies, and a vigil at the Kitsap
Mall. There will also be special sessions on the Navy’s plans for a
Second Explosives Handling Wharf at Bangor and its plans for a new
generation of ballistic missile submarines.

Participants at the weekend event will walk down to the Bangor
entrance gate early Monday morning for a traditional vigil and
nonviolent direct action. Monday, August 6th, marks the anniversary of
the atomic Bombing of Hiroshima.

According to one estimate, the Bangor base, just 20 miles from
downtown Seattle, has the largest concentration of operational nuclear
weapons. As Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, Commander, Submarine Group 10,
said on April 18: “A single Trident Submarine is the sixth largest
nuclear nation in the world all by itself.”

In related action the Peace Fleet will arrive in Seattle’s Elliott Bay
on Wednesday, August 1st. The Peace Fleet is a water-based nonviolent
protest against the glorification of weapons of war at the Seattle
Seafair festival. Peace activists will simultaneously demonstrate near
Pier 66.

All or any part of the weekend gathering at Ground Zero Center for
Nonviolent Action, at 16159 Clear Creek Road NW, Poulsbo, WA is open
to anyone interested in the nature and practices of nonviolent action
and working toward a nuclear weapons-free world. More information and
schedule at http://psnukefree.blogspot.
com/p/events.html.

Direct questions to info@gzcenter.org or 360-930-8697.


 

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