Music to gather by, beginning as early as 7:15 (if ready) to 7:25 AM with Daniel…
7:30: Daniel Zwickel (5 minutes/last song)
7:35: Pat and Wilson (emcees) welcome and blessing (5) – introduce Scott
7:40: Scott Yundt (on Livermore Lab’s current nuclear weapons activities) (7)
7:47: Pat and Wilson introduce Chizu (1)
7:48: Chizu Hamada – nuclear weapons, nuclear power and Fukushima (7)
7:55: Pat and Wilson introduce Jackie (1)
7:56: Jackie Cabasso (7) Asia-Pacific pivot and dangers of great power wars among nuclear armed states
8:03: Pat and Wilson introduce Rick; explain about moment of silence at 8:15 and the rest of the program that follows; note that we are wearing names of people killed in Hiroshima (2)
8:05 – Rick Wayman – RMI lawsuits (10)
8:15 – sirens go off – moment of silence
8:16 - Stephen McNeil – fundraising (4) introduces Duamuxa
8:18 - Duamuxa (10) music; buckets passed during music
8:28 - Dannette Lambert – Call to action
8:30 – begin walk to West gate
Upon arrival at gate, Bon Dance let by Chizu and others (about 10 minutes)
Remarks by Webb (5) following the beginning stage of the action...There will be a die-in at the West Gate. Sirens will sound. Those who choose may lie down (legally) and be outlined in chalk in the large gate area. Some may choose to get up and leave their body’s chalk or charcoal outline when the order is given to disperse, others may stay in that position to risk arrest. Additionally, others may choose to risk arrest instead by standing in the gate area in front of the prone bodies and the 4-lanes across of chalk/charcoal outlines of bodies
Marylia Kelley Executive Director,
8/6 Hiroshima Day speech
I was born in Tokyo, Japan, three years after the United States of America
detonated two atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And while I’ve
called America my home for 40 years, I can never forgive this country for the
inhumane acts it committed in 1945. Simply put: atomic bombings are
international war crimes.
But I am grateful to see you gathered here. I believe your will and strength to
abolish nuclear weapons will change the world one day.
The Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings were demonstrations done on
innocent human beings. The USA government needed to show their might
and power. And they succeeded, showing the rest of the world that they had
the most powerful weapons in the history of man.
But when I think of those bombings, I think of the victims and their sufferings.
Pika-Don. That’s what the victims called the atomic bombs. Pika to describe
the intense light, and Don to describe the enormous explosion that followed.
Pika-Don killed more than a hundred thousand people instantly in Hiroshima
and Nagasaki together, and in the first four months acute effects killed
another hundred thousand people. And suffering of the survivors, Hibakusha,
from aftereffect of the radiation, still continues to today. There is no end to the
suffering caused by atomic bombs.
The USA has spent billions of dollars to develop new nuclear weapons and
nuclear technology, and of course they have looked for ways to recoup their
investment. That’s where nuclear power plants come in.
The USA sold nuclear power plants to Japan, and Japan bought them.
Imagine that. Japan, a country that suffered so much from atomic bombs,
decided that nuclear power was a good decision. The American government
was cunning and sly, and the Japanese government was stupid and vain,
wanting to own nuclear technology and nuclear weapons for themselves.
Since then, fifty-four nuclear plants have sprouted up like mushrooms on an
earthquake prone island. Fifty four plants.
And 3 years and 5 month ago, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
melted down when a huge earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. Were we
supposed to be surprised? To rely on a technology with a history of calamity.
What were we to expect?
And today the Fukushima accident is far from the over. The problems and the
difficulties are only growing. But despite all these troubles, the Japanese
government has not given up on the nuclear power plants. And they are
pushing forward on a nuclear recycling programs, and are planning to restart
many nuclear plants despite the disapproval of majority of the people.
Why can’t the Japanese government give up the nuclear power plants?
Because their nuclear power plants can produce plutonium. The nuclear
power plants are a path to the nuclear weapons.
In 1993 former Prime Minister Hata said "Japan has the capability to produce
On July 1st this year, Japan approved a re-interpretation of the peace
constitution. This approval allows the use of self-defense forces outside of
Japan is stepping forward towards militarism with the capacity to produce
This is a terrifying thought and it must be stopped.
Nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants go hand in hand. It is foolish to
think otherwise. The International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear
War stated "A world without nuclear weapons will only be possible if we also
phase out nuclear energy."
If we want a world without nuclear weapons then we must phase out nuclear
energy. This is what we fight for. We fight for our children. We fight for the
coming generations. I came from Tokyo. A long-time resident of America. And
I have decided to fight. I hope we will continue to fight together.