Los Alamos National Laboratory – Nuke Free Now Hunger Strike Begins

July 11, 2012

Occupy Santa Fe reports that on Monday July 16th, the 67th anniversary of the first atomic explosion, carried out at the Trinity site in southern New Mexico, Alaric Balibrera and others will begin a Hunger Strike with the intent of creating a more peaceful world. The strike will last until at least August 6th – Hiroshima Day. The strike will take place in Ashley Pond Park in Los Alamos – the actual site where the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan were built – on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and in the Santa Fe Plaza on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

There are now two other hunger strikers who will be striking with Alaric for the entire time or until their demands are met, and at least fifteen other hunger strikers who will strike for shorter periods between July 16th and August 6th. To learn more, to read their demands, or to join the strike go to:
www.nukefreenow.org <http://www.nukefreenow.org>  and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hunger-Strike-Los-Alamos-August-2012/310869175590442?ref=ts

On Sunday July 15th we will gather together at 8pm, outside the Santa Fe Roundhouse, for a potluck dinner of commemoration and peace. Please join us – bring food and drink to share, and bring your prayers and commitment for a peaceful, nuke-free world.

On Monday July 16th the hunger strike will begin when Alaric and others will join the annual Trinity Day vigil organized by Trinity Nuclear Abolitionists outside the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The vigil will last from 11am until 1pm, and Alaric will remain in Los Alamos for the rest of the day. Please join us there at the beginning of this courageous undertaking and stand with the vigil as we remember what took place 67 years ago.

Also on Monday July 16th, you are invited to the opening of a portal for the Los Alamos Peace Project at the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, from 1pm to 5pm.

The Los Alamos Peace Project will be mounting a large panel as part of the public comment space located inside the Museum. This icon to inspire world peace is a response to the destructive force that was unleashed that fateful morning 67 years ago. You are invited to come to the museum between 1pm and 5pm to view this installation and to help ground the power of the intention of the Los Alamos Peace Project in Los Alamos by writing a comment in the visitor’s book. Inspired by the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, the installation uses the transformative power of art and icon, the power of truth and love, to redirect consciousness.

Finally, if you would like to support the hunger strike by helping drive Alaric from Santa Fe to Los Alamos and by sitting with him for any time during the strike, please contact [email protected]

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