Tri-Valley CARES members and supporters are gathering at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the gates of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for Hiroshima Day, 68 years after the U.S dropped the atomic bomb, to commemorate the event and work toward banning nuclear weapons. The rally will feature Daniel Ellsberg, who will deliver the keynote address. Ellsberg touched off a nationwide controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret study of U.S. government decision-making during the Vietnam War. An Okinawan band, Genyu Kai, and Daniel Sqickel and drummers will provide music. The event will include a procession to the Lab's West Gate, "where those who choose will peaceably risk arrest. Others will provide supportive witness," said the newsletter.
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posted Thursday, August 1, 2013, 7:49 AM