Saturday, July 18, 2009
Text Fwd from Bruce Gagnon
US Arsenal of Hypocrisy Poised for Another Launch : Call for Local Protests on Weekend of August 22/23
The US arsenal of hypocrisy is poised for another launch from Vandenberg AFB in Southern California in the early morning hours of August 23. Our government lectures and threatens Iran and North Korea about the evils of nuclear weapons and then arrogantly continues to fire nuclear missiles from California into the Pacific Ocean.
The US will launch the high speed, hair trigger Minuteman III nuclear weapon delivery system from Vandenberg Space Command to Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The launch will be an operational test to verify the weapon system's reliability and accuracy.
There will be protests at Vandenberg AFB, as well as at the Air Force Space and Missile Command in El Segundo, CA, at the time of the launch. We urge people around the world to hold solidarity protests on either August 22 or 23 to expose the hypocrisy of this US nuclear test.
Why UN sanctions against North Korea or Iran but not the US? We can't let the world's biggest nuclear power get away with this "say one thing, but do another" politics any longer.
This call is supported by the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the War Resister's League. Your organization's support is also requested.
You may email the California protest organizer MacGregor Eddy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 831-206-5043.
The Minuteman III is built by Boeing, Thiokol, United Technologies, and Aerojet-General weapons corporations.
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
PO Box 652
Brunswick, ME 04011