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Action Alert #26: Contents at a glance
June 1, 2004

1. June fundraiser and leadership call
2. Subscribe to the Los Alamos Study Group’s email list-serve.
3. Upcoming Los Alamos Study Group events


Dear friends and colleagues –

1. June fundraiser and leadership call.

It is a pivotal time in nuclear history, nationally and internationally. It is also a pivotal time in New Mexico’s nuclear history, a time when our state is drifting toward deeper identification with its military-nuclear industries. Our state is now America’s primary workshop for nuclear weapons; 46% of the U.S. budget for nuclear warheads and bombs is spent here. The managers of our labs, acting on their own and through “our” elected representatives, push each year for higher weapons budgets, new weapons, new targets, and new factories to build them in. We are resisting these developments in several ways, and we would like you to join us.

There are two principle ways to do this. The first is to write a check or visit the secure portal on our web site at http://www.lasg.org and make a credit card donation. Directly and indirectly, the average American household pays $62 each year for nuclear weapons design and production, roughly another $150 for nuclear weapons delivery systems, and another $73 for “waste management.” What if just 1% of U.S. households gave as much or more to fight against nuclear weapons as we all pay to promote and build them?

Some generous donors have stepped forward to offer an equal match for Study Group donations received, so every dollar you give is worth two to the cause. We have defeated these kind of proposals before and we know how to do it, but it does take people working together and it does take money. Won’t you join us?

The second way to help is by getting involved – by coming to the events above, learning more about the issues, recruiting your friends, and discovering the ways in which your unique skills and standpoint can make a distinctive contribution to nuclear disarmament and a culture of peace and justice in New Mexico. We don’t have your skills, or your voice, and can’t even try to replace them. But we can and will help you be heard.


2. Subscribe to the Study Group’s email alert list-serve.

The only purpose of this list-serve is to broadcast announcements of Study Group events and citizen involvement opportunities. We won’t send you more than one email per week or forward you news, analysis, or opinion. Such content will appear on our web site, <http://www.lasg.org>. We will usually alert subscribers of important new content to be found there, however.

If you have friends who would like to subscribe, you can forward this message to them.

To subscribe, send a blank email to lasg-subscribe@lists.riseup.net.


3. Upcoming Los Alamos Study Group events!

Sunday, June 6, 7:00 pm: “Occupied Iraq: An Eyewitness Report.”
At the Center for Peace and Justice, 202 Harvard SE in Albuquerque. Talk and multimedia presentation by Jo Wilding and David Martinez, who have just returned from Iraq, specifically from Fallujah, where they worked transporting wounded civilians to medical care.
Co-sponsored with the Center for Peace and Justice and Stop the War Machine.

Tuesday, June 8, 7:00 pm: Planning Meeting - Citizen Inspections
at Starbucks, 1801 Central Avenue in Los Alamos, for the August 4-5 citizens inspections at Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories. Planning meetings will occur each subsequent Tuesday through 7/27 and will be held on alternate Tuesdays in Santa Fe.
Call for further details!

Thursday, June 10, 6:00 pm: Planning Meeting - Citizen Inspections
at the Study Group office and garden (2901 Summit Place NE, Albuquerque) for the August 4-5 citizens
inspections. Subsequent Thursdays through 7/29 at the same time and place.

Friday, June 11, 7:00 pm: Current Status of “The Bush Nucular Agenda”
David Culp of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) and Greg Mello of the Study Group will speak on the current status of “The Bush Nucular Agenda” at the Cloud Cliff Restaurant and Art Space, 1805 2nd St. in Santa Fe.

Saturday, June 12, 2:00 pm: Current Status of “The Bush Nucular Agenda”
David Culp of FCNL and Greg Mello will speak on the current status of “The Bush Nucular Agenda” at the Center for Peace and Justice, 202 Harvard SE in Albuquerque.

Saturday, June 19, 1:00 pm: “Rocky Flats, Los Alamos, and the Resurgence of the Nuclear Arms Race”
panel discussion and public forum at the United Church of Christ, 1804 Arroyo Chamiso Dr. in Santa Fe. With Wes McKinley and Caron Balkany, co-authors of “The Ambushed Grand Jury: How the Justice Department Covered Up Government Nuclear Crimes and How We Caught Them Red Handed,” Jacque Brever, Rocky Flats whistleblower, Greg Mello, and Elaine Cimino of Citizens for Environmental Safeguards, with whom we are co-sponsoring the event. $10 donation requested.

August 4-5: Citizen Inspections- Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories.
Call for current details.

In solidarity,
Greg Mello, Director

“Noncooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with good.”
Mohandas Gandhi


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