New sign at Test Site


MEDIA RELEASE
Veterans For Peace
John Amidon

The Nevada Test Site was recently re-branded the Nevada
National Security Site. On Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011
a new sign (picture attached) will welcome visitors to the
Western Shoshone Nation at Mercury, Nevada.

Contacts:
Chief of the Western Shoshone National Council
Johnnie Bobb @ 775-964-2210
Veterans For Peace – John Amidon @ 518-312-6442 (cell)
Nevada Desert Experience – Jim Haber @ 415-828-2506 (cell)

What: A new sign for Mercury, Nevada, and civil resistance to the illegal occupation of the Western Shoshone Homeland and nuclear weapons.

When: Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:15 AM

Where: Nevada National Test Site, Mercury, NV

Who: Members of Veterans For Peace, the Western Shoshone,Nevada Desert Experience, Code Pink, and concerned citizens who support justice for the Western Shoshone and nuclear abolition.

Why: How is the war economy working for you, Las Vegas and how will you like the nuclear waste that the US government will once again try to shove down your throats at Yucca Mountain? The illegal occupation of the Western Shoshone Homeland has brought nothing but misery, disease, hatred and distrust to the world with the development of nuclear weapons. It is time to wake up. Time is running out. Let us hope we can learn from Japan. Restoration of the Western Shoshone Homeland will beginning the process of restorative healing which is so deeply needed. John Amidon (center) and Johnnie Bobb (right) in attached picture.

Easter Sunday photos

No trespassing

Yet there is some trespassing going on

The flag we might have received back

…but it’s all or nothing

People in civilian clothes across the line are from the Department of Energy.

Johnnie Bobb speaking

Far left corner: detention facility

Just Added: Two (SIMULTANEOUS) Vigils for Peace

Post note: here you see David, who was held in the pen after crossing the line at the NV Test Site on Monday…

All are invited to witness for PEACE and an end to institutional violence in the Nevada Desert.

This special “Easter Desert Witness” comprises two separate groups in separate locations (18 miles apart) working together for environmental justice and an end to terrorism. Please choose which vigil you will attend, and check out NDE’s nonviolent guidelines and the covenant of nonviolence prior to joining either prayer-action.
(that’s here: http://www.nevadadesertexperience.org/programs/nonviolence.htm)

BOTH ARE ON EASTER MONDAY (April 5th) at 6:30 am to reach out to workers entering the two desecrated sites of our lovely desert.

Site One: Creech Air Force Base–The USA’s official desert warfare training ground.
Site Two: Nevada Test Site–America’s premier nuclear weapons proving ground.

Some of us will see you at Creech, others will see you at the NTS!