Earth Abides Catholic Worker Farm
1 January 2017
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Justice Activists Say: No Nukes For Trump!
Catholic Workers from Calaveras County will hold their monthly demonstration for justice at Livermore's nuclear weapons institution (LLNL) at the main gate on Vasco Rd on Friday January 6th 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, BUT 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 the employees here taking direct responsibility for the work they do, rather than letting folks in Washington DC dictate more works of environmental injustice and war-making. It's time to stop 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).
January 6th is the Epiphany for Christians globally, completing the Christmas season of 12 days. The US has detonated about 1,000 nuclear bombs in the first 72 years since 1945, and justice activists holding vigil at LLNL contend that "no more nuclear weapons should ever be detonated." 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.
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