Earth Abides Catholic Worker Farm
20 September 2016
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Farmers From Calaveras County Organize Monthly Prayer-Action at Nuclear Lab

Catholic Worker Farmers and friends will hold their monthly demonstration for justice at Livermore's nuclear weapons institution (LLNL) near the Visitor Center on Greenville Rd on September 26th at 7:30am until 8:30am. This monthly picket against California's nuclear weapons program is held on the UN-designated date to abolish nuclear weapons.

The nuclear bomb explosions conducted by the USA on that date are listed below. All of the Catholic Worker vigils at LLNL aim for the peaceful end of LLNL's plutonium experiments within the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Marcus Page-Collonge, one of the farmers from Calaveras County, said, "Our region was hit hard 11 months ago by wildfire. That kind of unthinkable destruction of organisms, community life and psyche is overwhelmingly dwarfed by Livermore's intent to make weapons of mass destruction usable. Prayer and fasting will help bring peace & justice to the USA through stopping this insanely violent institution."

Prayer-activists gathered earlier at LLNL this Summer on July 16th, August 6th, 7th, 9th for various historical reasons and moral imperative. This month's vigil and others are also urgent because ongoing radioactive pollution has been documented throughout Livermore in the past 3 decades. The first nuclear bomb was code-named Trinity (exploded July 16, 1945), the second and third were Little Boy and Fat Man (used in actual nuclear warfare against Japan in August 1945). September 26th is the anniversary date for subsequent nuclear detonations, code-named Valencia, Delphinium, Stanyan, Trumbull & Sheepshead, attacking the environment with radiation in 1958, 1972, 1974, and 1979 respectively.

California's Catholic Worker Farm is regionally located between LLNL and the NNSS (Nevada's nuclear testing grounds), so the farmers organize monthly vigils for environmental justice and love for enemies in Livermore, CA, a place which actively threatens the environment of Nevada and other earthly locations. The international Catholic Worker movement has consistently stood in opposition to nuclearism since that -ism was formulated in 1945 and 1946. LLNL is the greatest purveyor of "nuclear weapons terrorism in California", according to Catholic Workers in Calaveras County, CA.


Two Catholic Worker Farmers praying and fasting at LLNL's nuclear weapons East Gate. . Margaret Lowry's photograph on Nagasaki Day at Livermore Lab of a dozen folks laying down in the road before being arrested.
On the left is a shot of two people fasting for peace on August 6th at the East Gate on Greenville Rd and on the right is August 9th at the main gate on Vasco Rd.

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