Hiroshima + Nagasaki — Events, Info, Resources

The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action (www.gzcenter.org) is located immediately next to the Trident Nuclear Submarine base at Bangor in Kitsap County, WA.  Ground Zero has been practicing profound nonviolent and courageous efforts to stop these nuclear weapons since the late 1970s.

In July and August 2020 GZ has installed four billboards in the Seattle area.  See this information from GZ’s website:

On July 13, and continuing for four weeks, four billboards will display the following paid advertisement: Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor…  Base with largest concentration of deployed nuclear weapons in the U.S., Remembering the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Accept Responsibility!   Included in the advertisement is a map showing the proximity of Seattle to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, homeport for 8 of the Navy’s 14 Trident nuclear-powered submarines, and a U.S. Navy photo of the Trident submarine, USS Nebraska, taken on June 2, 2017 near Elliott Bay.

The billboards have this bold image:

 

Ground Zero invites people to participate (safely in light of the pandemic) in its activities on Sunday-Monday August 9-10, 2020, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945.  See information at their website, www.gzcenter.org.

 

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons continues to organize at the grassroots, educate the public, push on Congress, and take other strategically smart nonviolent actions toward actually abolishing nuclear weapons.  We invite you to join with our monthly meetings (online by video during the pandemic) and get onto our e-mail list.  Contact Glen Anderson (360) 491-9093 glenanderson@integra.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org