Earth Abides Catholic Worker Farm
7 June 2017
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Perpetual Opposition to Trumplican Control Over Nuclear Weapons

The monthly peace demonstration for justice at Livermore's nuclear weapons institution (LLNL) will be Friday June 9th for one hour beginning at 3:00pm. The location at LLNL is at the West Gate on Vasco Rd. This monthly peaceful picket against California's nuclear weapons program is a spiritual and psychological attempt to stop further destruction of the environment and human life, currently dreamed-up at LLNL. The demonstrators recognize the danger LLNL poses to civilians near LLNL and beyond due to the potential use of weapons designed at LLNL. The June vigil kicks off a Summer of pacifist work for justice in opposition to nuclearism, favoring the end of all pro-nuclear weapons work globally.

Marcus Page-Collonge, a Catholic Worker said, "We come to Livermore because L-L-N-L is a spiritual problem, requiring a spiritual solution. Livermore's mega-violence is real and permeates the rest of our society." The prayer-activists based in Calaveras County chose this date, as it is the anniversary date of nuclear bomb explosions from 1962, 1963, and 1983, code-named Truckee, Clean Slate III, and Danablu respectively. Page-Collonge went on to explain that the prayers are in favor of ending "...ongoing work for planetary destruction. It's time to stop the spiritual terror and environmental threat here." These monthly vigils for the past four years at LLNL aim for the peaceful end of LLNL's plutonium experiments within the National Ignition Facility (NIF).

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.


Carl, Xels & Pegasus vigil in February 2017

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