Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki… Prevent Another One

Hiroshima Day

Sixty-seven years ago today (Aug 6th, 1945) the first atomic bomb used in warfare was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.  Three days later (Aug 9th, 1945) Nagasaki was obliterated by another nuclear weapon.  Tens of thousands died instantly, while others succumbed later to horrific burns and radiations poisoning.  We must remember what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki lest we let it happen again.

 

HELP PREVENT ANOTHER HIROSHIMA!

Tell President Obama: Take US Nuclear Weapons Off Hair-Trigger Alert

http:// salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/ 161/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=11098

ACTION ALERT from Peace Action.

Click “Read More” to see a photo of this Sunday’s Hiroshima Vigil at Rutledge Chapel.

 

 

 

Alternative New Year Peace Gathering: Reserve Your Space!

ALTERNATIVE NEW YEAR

FRI Dec 30th, 2011-SUN Jan 1st, 2012

Crooked River State Park, St Mary’s, GA

An annual peace gathering and witness for nuclear disarmament at 
the gates of King’s Bay, a Trident nuclear ballistic missile submarine base.

RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!  at a Crooked River State Park cottage for Alternative New Year

Click “Read More” for more information.

 

 

CROOKED RIVER STATE PARK IN ST. MARY’S, GA (more info on Crooked River State Park at http://gastateparks.org/CrookRiv)

Directions: Crooked River State Park is located 7 miles north of St. Mary’s GA on Spur 40. 1) Take I-95, Exit 3
2) Take Georgia State Highway 40 towards St. Mary’s
3) Turn left onto Kings Bay Road (This will take you to the intersection of Kings Bay Rd & Spur 40 where the Stimson Gate and our Friday afternoon leafleting will be)
4) Turn left onto Spur 40

CALL OR EMAIL A COTTAGE CONTACT TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW:

Cottage #1 – Fl Coalition for P & J — John X. Linnehan — metanoia.mx@gmail.com
(2 Bedroom) 904-504-1004
Cottage #2 – Pax Christi NE FL — Nancy O’Byrne — obyrnen@bellsouth.net
(3 Bedroom) 904-422-3618
Cottage #3 – War Tax Resisters — Sam Marshall — samruth@windstream.net
(2 Bedroom) 478-452-9540
Cottage #4 – Pax Christi Tampa Bay — Anne Richter — arichter58@msn.com
(3 Bedroom) 727-796-6539

COST: The cost of a space at a cottage is approx. $25-$35 for the 2-night stay per person, depending on how many stay in a cottage. Please make arrangements to pay your cottage holder your share of the cost.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Each cottage is furnished either two or three bedrooms with two queen size beds each, linens, some towels, a living room, and furnished kitchens with stove, refrigerator, and some utensils.

WHAT TO BRING: 
Clothing: Check the weather for Camden County, GA, and bring clothes appropriate, particularly if you plan to do the night vigil.

Towels: An extra towel or two is a good idea.

Food: We will have potluck dinners Friday and Saturday nights (O’Byrnes are bringing a turkey). Please bring a dish or two to share. There is a nearby grocery store. Breakfasts and lunches are in your own cottage; once you know who is staying with you, you can plan among yourselves. We will email out a list of cottage occupants prior to the weekend.

Things to Do in the Area: Look at the following websites for activities and sites to see:

St. Mary’s Convention & Visitor Bureau http://stmaryswelcome.com/
Cumberland Island National Seashore http://nps.gov/cuis/index.htm
Ferry to Cumberland Island http://stmaryswelcome.com/cumberlandferry.html
Kayak Rental: http://upthecreektrips.com/site/

Agenda: We have attached an Agenda for the weekend

Please, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at obyrnen@bellsouth.net or call at 904-461-9216.

Looking forward to spending a meaningful, peace-filled New Year’s with all of you!!

Peace and Blessings, Nancy O’Byrne, Co-ordinator, Pax Christi Florida

 

ACTION ALERT: CTBT Turns 15, Time to Ratify It!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell Your Senators to Ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)

On September 24, 1996, the United States was the first nation to sign the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which would ban all nuclear test explosions or other nuclear explosions anywhere. Unfortunately, even as we are approaching the 15th anniversary of the signing, the CTBT is languishing in limbo until the US and 8 other nations ratify it. Ratifying this treaty is an important step on the road to a world free of all nuclear weapons. We must take action to push our Senators to approve the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), which prohibits all nuclear test explosions.

Join activists from across the country the week of September 24th and write your senators to urge the ratification of the CTBT.

Tell Your Senators to Ratify the Treaty! Click on “Read More”

Physicians for Social Responsibility on CTBT

http://www.psr.org/nuclear-weapons/comprehensive-test-ban-treaty.html

 

Letter (Copy and Paste OR Modify)

 

Hon. Senator ________,

September 24th is the 15th anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). However, 15 years later, the United States has still not ratified this important international agreement.

I am writing to urge you to consider the evidence supporting ratification of the CTBT. There is no reason for the U.S. to resume testing. The United States will be more secure once all nations are prohibited from conducting nuclear tests and we can improve our ability to detect, deter, and confront proliferators. That can only occur once the U.S. Senate approves the CTBT and it enters into force.

Please consider the scientific and national security benefits of a test ban as the Senate consults with the President and begins to revisit ratification of the CTBT.

The time for the CTBT is now. Please write your fellow senators today, and urge them to make the world safer from the threat of nuclear weapons.

Sincerely,

 

COPY THIS MESSAGE FIRST, THEN CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS:

 

Send this message to Senator Lindsey Graham http://lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=contact.emailsenatorgraham

 

Send this message to Senator Jim DeMint

http://demint.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=CommentOnLegislationIssues

POSTCARD CAMPAIGN: Urge Senator Graham to Ratify the START Treaty

The Carolina Peace Resource Center is sponsoring a postcard campaign asking Senator Lindsey Graham to vote YES to ratify the START treaty.  Senator Graham is seen as a pivotal swing vote who may be able to help bring the START Treaty to the floor of the Senate for a vote before Congress ends.  Already over 120 yellow postcards have been signed and sent to Senator Graham’s office… we are hoping to reach a thousand!  We need your help: SEND YOUR OWN POSTCARD IN, VOLUNTEER TO COLLECT SIGNATURES (Sept-Oct), DONATE TO COVER POSTAGE.

Contact David 1-803-215-3263/ aiken_peace   AT  yahoo.com  SUBJECT: Postcards

Building a Better Bomb

Building a Better Bomb: Reflections on the Atomic Bomb, the Hydrogen Bomb, and the Neutron Bomb

Daniel Ellsberg

It was a hot August day in Detroit. I was standing on a street corner downtown, looking at the front page of The Detroit News in a news rack. I remember a streetcar rattling by on the tracks as I read the headline: A single American bomb had destroyed a Japanese city. My first thought was that I knew exactly what that bomb was. It was the U-235 bomb we had discussed in school and written papers about, the previous fall.

Read Article: The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

Uranium Weapons – Does anyone care about our planet?

USA, July 29, 2009 (Pal Telegraph)- Our planet is truly a wonderful place but under the umbrella, that we call our atmosphere, lies a cocktail of uranium aerosols waiting to claim its next victim. Many countries donate to this contamination such as the US, UK, Israel, NATO member states, China and Russia etc

Uranium Weapons – Does anyone care about our planet?