August 5th, 2003 - by admin

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Twenty years ago, more than 5,000 people converged on and surrounded Livermore nuclear weapons lab in protest of the Reagan administration’s nuclear arms buildup. Today, the Bush administration is targeting nations for preemptive attack – including with nuclear weapons – while preparing to build new kinds of nuclear weapons and resume full-scale underground testing. Now, more than ever, it is vital to send a resounding message that we reject the Bush administration’s aggressive nuclear policies and call for immediate steps to negotiate the elimination of all nuclear weapons everywhere. Global disarmament starts at home; it is time to disarm America. Help us surround the Lab again. Please attend if you are able and help spread the word about the event!

Robert Payne Park 5800 Patterson Pass Road (at VASCO) Livermore, California)

Program: 1:30-3 PM: Rally at William Payne Park. Bring sunscreen and water. 3-4 PM: March around Livermore nuclear weapons lab. Small “stages” will feature music, poetry and song as we march. 4 PM: Interfaith ceremonies around Lab 4:30 PM: Hands Around the Lab

Rally Program 1:30-3 PM Rev. Alan Senauke, Former International Director Buddhist Peace Fellowship/Berkeley Zen Center Priest Ian Zabarte, Western Shoshone National Council Secretary of State Nuclear Specialist Marylia Kelley, Executive Director Tri-Valley CAREs David Cline, National President, Veterans for Peace Brian Willson, Vietnam Veteran, Veterans for Peace Damu Smith, Black Voices for Peace Joanna Macy, Founder Nuclear Guardianship Project Starhawk Miguel Gavilan Molina, KPFA La Onda Bajita William Rivers Pitt Kelly Campbell, September 11 families for a peaceful tomorrow Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal foundation Michael Coffey, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Ceremonial Leaders Fr. Bill O’Donnell, Parish Priest, St. Joseph the Worker Sister Stella, Dominicans; Sacred Earth, Sacred Space Carolyn Scarr Pat Buchanan, Bay Area Pax Christi David Cooper, Kehilla Community Synagogue Father Louie Vitale Shafi Refai, President United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance Rev. Alan Senauke, Former International Director Buddhist Peace Fellowship/Berkeley Zen Music around Lab: Clan Dyken Fariba Singers for Peace

Transportation and Carpool Information: Driving Directions to William Payne Park: I-580 to Vasco Road exit; go south 2 miles on Vasco. Turn right onto Patterson Pass Road. William Payne Park is immediately on your right. Volunteers will direct you to park.

Public Transportation: Shuttle service from Dublin/Pleasanton BART station to William Payne Park available (shuttles are not wheelchair accessible). Transportation for wheelchairs can be arranged by calling Paratransit IN ADVANCE at 1 (800) 555-8085.

Carpools (if you are organizing a carpool not listed send info to taradorabji@yahoo.com):
OAKLAND: LMNOP CARPOOLS meet at Lakeshore Avenue near the colonnade between 12:15 and 12:45 on August 10th. See http://lmno4p.org/where_when.htm for directions). Steve (510) 763- 8712 OAKLAND: Social Justice Resource Office carpool info (510) 267- 8379.
BERKELEY BUDDHA BUS: $10 call (510) 524-7989–sooner the better (leaves from Ashby station).
BERKELEY BIKERS: 10 am – Leave Sproul Plaza (UC Berkeley); 12:30 PM – Arrive Dublin/Pleasanton BART; 1 pm – Leave Dublin/Pleasanton BART ; 2 pm – Arrive Livermore Labs. This ride is 30 or so miles and has some hills. Bring sunscreen and adequate water. Lots of sun and wind has been strong. 510.597.1540
DAVIS: (530) 792-1040 tickets for the BIODIESEL BUS ($20) and carpool info
MODESTO: Modesto Peace Life Center: John Lucas (209) 527-7634
NEVADA CITY/GRASS VALLEY: carpool (530) 265-8225
PALO ALTO: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center carpools meet noon at 457 Kingsley Ave. Contact (650) 326-8837.
SACRAMENTO: (916) 448-7157 tickets for the BIODIESEL BUS ($20) and carpool info.
SALINAS: Salinas Action League carpools (831) 754-5554
SAN FRANCISCO: War Resister’s League carpools contact Jim (415) 282- 6580
SAN JOSE: Carpools organized by the San Jose Peace Center (408) 297- 2299
SANTA CRUZ: Resource Center for Nonviolence (831) 423-1626
SAN MATEO: Carpools meet at noon at the Unitarian Universalist at 300 E. Santa Inez and Ellsworth for more info. (650) 343-9382.
SONORA: Tuolumne County Citizens for Peace charter bus $10 contact (209)533-4032
STOCKTON: Peace and Justice County of San Joaquin County carpool info contact (209) 467-4455

For More Information: Tri-Valley CAREs: (925) 443-7148 www.trivalleycares.org Western States Legal Foundation: (510) 839-5877 www.wslfweb.org Livermore Conversion Project: (510) 663-8065 California Peace Action: (510) 849-2272 www.californiapeaceaction.org Veterans for Peace: (650) 207-6073 (415) 255-7331