[Imc-saltlake-discussion] Stop The Divine Strake Events
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Wed May 17 04:37:35 PDT 2006
STOP THE DIVINE STRAKE!
Info: 502-8556, deesings at xmission.com
**PROTEST THE DIVINE STRAKE TEST ----TOMORROW ---- Thursday, May 18 - between
5-7 on the corner in front of the Federal Building in Salt Lake, 125 South
**Participate in the International Day of Action at the Nevada Test Site May 28
- see details below
**There will be a STOP THE DIVINE STRAKE vigil in Salt Lake at the Federal
Building on Sunday, May 28 from 5-7pm.
STOP THE DIVINE STRAKE: A Coalition of indigenous and activist groups have
planned An International Day of Action at the Nevada Test Site May 28th in an
effort to stop the June 23rd (delayed from June 2nd) Divine Strake test. For
more information,details,and to inform planners of your intent to go to the
test site, contact Deanna at deesings at xmission.com See details about the event
at: www.utahpeace.org/NewsEvents.html. Action alerts may come more often
through this email address. Read more about this test at:
Citizens across the country are organizing solidarity rallies on this day. From
Greens in Maine and Minnesota to Peace Activists in New Mexico and Texas (so
far) have announced their rallies.
"Delay" of this test is not good enough - STOP THE DIVINE STRAKE!
STOP THE DIVINE STRAKE TEST!
On May 28, 2006 dozens of indigenous, environmental justice and peace and
disarmament organizations will converge at the Peace Camp outside the Nevada
Test Site near Mercury Nevada to protest the Divine Strake test scheduled for
June 2, but now apparently postponed to June 23.
Please do not arrive for this event before Saturday. We will be organizing the
camp into affinity camps, around a central gathering space. Please contact a
local group that is organizing a contingent, or contact Eileen McCabe-Olsen at
eileen_mccabe_olsen at yahoo.com directly about an unaffiliated camping area. We
are tying to get an idea about numbers so that we can plan responsibly for a
large turnout. Please let us know by Wednesday May 17 how many are in your
group, and if you will be organizing some kind of camp
What to bring:
The Nevada Desert is known for extremes of temperature. Please bring clothing to
allow you to be comfortable during the noonday heat, as well as cool nights.
Hats, sunscreen and an abundant supply of water are also strongly recommended.
We do not know if any food will be provided. The camp is about 100 miles from
amenities, so plan accordingly, and bring your own food.
What we'll do:
On Saturday: We will offer classes and workshops in cultural sensitivity,
non-violent direct action, the history of the test site, and up-to-date
information on the test itself.
On Sunday: There will be a sunrise ceremony, followed by a break. There will be
an interfaith service from 11-2, followed by a rally, and possible direct
action crossing the line into the test site. A detailed agenda is forthcoming.
Affinity camps are welcome to schedule their own activities within their camps.
There will be a central gathering tent, in which activities will be scheduled.
For more information on scheduling activities in the tent, please contact
Deanna Taylor at deesings at xmission.org.
How to get there:
Here is a map and directions -
Keep in mind:
There are absolutely no drugs or alcohol permitted on the site. The site belongs
to the Western Shoshone and we are their guests. Please be a culturally
sensitive and aware guest and learn Western Shoshone cermonies and protocols.
There will be signs posted alerting you to sacred and sensitive sites. Please
respect them. Upon arrival, you will be issued a permit by the Western Shoshone
for a suggested $5.00 donation.
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