August 6 and 9, 2005 mark the 60th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. We’re asking people to join at four central US nuclear weapons sites in major actions calling for an end to the development and production of nuclear warheads. Activities will recognize the devastation caused by nuclear weapons and memorialize the many victims of bomb production at every step – from uranium mining to design, to production, to testing and use.

In Japanese culture, the 60th birthday holds a particular cultural significance in celebrating long life. In this 60th year since the US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the greatest gift to the / hibakusha /(survivors of the atomic bombings) and to the world would be to reaffirm life by working to stop Bush’s new nuclear weapons plans and to initiate negotiations for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

*Here is what you can do:*

1. Attend a major action on August 6 at one of the core nuclear weapons

sites in *Washington, DC

http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=24468633&url_num=1&url=ht…

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*California*

http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=24468633&url_num=2&url=ht…
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*Nevada*

http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=24468633&url_num=3&url=ht…

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*New Mexico*

http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=24468633&url_num=4&url=ht…

and *Tennessee*

http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=24468633&url_num=5&url=ht…

Be sure to share the information and bring others with you!

2. Organize or participate in a candlelight vigil at the City Hall in

your community on August 9. *Click here for more information*

http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=24468633&url_num=6&url=ht…

3. Print the August 6 and 9 National Days of Remembrance and Action

Postcard to distribute to members of your organization or at events. For

more information, please contact Carah Ong at

or (202) 378-3334.

Peace,

Kevin Martin

Executive Director

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