Earth Abides Catholic Worker Farm
16 November 2016
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Farmers From Calaveras County Pray at Nuclear Lab

Catholic Workers from Calaveras County will hold their monthly demonstration for justice at Livermore's nuclear weapons institution (LLNL) near the Visitor Center on Greenville Rd on Wednesday November 16th until 8:30am. This monthly peaceful picket against California's nuclear weapons program is a spiritual effort in anticipation of the complete abolition of nuclear weapons. The demonstrators recognize the danger LLNL poses to civilians in 20 counties immediately surrounding LLNL.

Marcus Page-Collonge, one of the Catholic Worker farmers said, "We live 111 miles from here, and that geography does not protect us from the violence of Livermore. We pray that the ongoing work for planetary destruction will cease immediately, beginning with Livermore's awakening to the spiritual terror and environmental threat in our midst." All of the Catholic Worker vigils at LLNL aim for the peaceful end of LLNL's plutonium experiments within the National Ignition Facility (NIF).

On this date, November 16th, several nuclear detonations occurred at the hands of the US nuclear establishment: Seamount, Canna-Umbrinus and Canna-Limoges are the the names of the nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by the USA on this date in history. The international Catholic Worker movement has consistently stood in opposition to nuclearism since the late 1940s. LLNL is the greatest purveyor of "nuclear weapons terrorism in California", according to Catholic Workers in Calaveras County, CA.


Marylia Kelley and Chelsea Page demonstrating for peace and justice @ the East Gate of LLNL.
On the International Day for Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, (Sept. 26),
two demonstrators hold signs indicating their opposition to the National Ignition Facility at LLNL
and their hope to eliminate all WMDs, starting with the leadership of Livermore.

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