Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee, 431 Notre Dame Lane, Apt. 206, Baltimore, MD 21212
Ph: 410-323-1607; Email: mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net. Go to http://baltimorenonviolencecenter.blogspot.com/
For Immediate Release – August 6, 2022
Contacts: Max Obuszewski -- mobuszewski2001 [at] comcast.net or 443-761-5899
Janice Sevre-Duszynska -- rhythmsofthedance1 at Gmail dot com or 859-684-4247
Protest Northrop Grumman’s Nuclear Weapons Contracts
WHO: For the 38th year, the Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will remember what happened on August 6 & 9, 1945 when atomic weapons were dropped on a mostly civilian population. The sponsoring organizations are the CPUSA, Baltimore club, the Baltimore Nonviolence Center, Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, Maryland Peace Action and Prince George's County Peace & Justice Coalition. Vladimir Putin violated international law by invading Ukraine. And the Russian president has threatened to use nuclear weapons.
WHAT: Because of Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons, we must take action so that no country contemplates using these weapons of mass destruction. Northrop Grumman is the #1 nuclear weapons contractor. The company has received a large contract for the ground based strategic deterrent (GBSD) to replace the Minuteman. This weapons system is unnecessary, and extremely dangerous being on hair trigger alert. A nuclear war could start by accident. This weapons contractor, like others, does lobbying, makes campaign contributions to legislators, helps write legislation, uses the revolving door and places generals on its board of directors. These weapons contractors have an inordinate influence on decision-making in Congress and in the White House. Thus we have issued a call on Hiroshima Day to condemn the manufacture of these horrific weapons, and to demand that tax dollars be instead used on climate chaos mitigation, health care, education and an alleviation of the poverty which plagues this country.
WHEN AND WHERE: Friday, August 6 from 3 to 4 PM at 973 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
WHY: We demonstrate to inform CEO Kathy Warden that producing weapons of mass destruction is immoral and unethical. Mourn for the people of Hiroshima, as on this day in 1945 they were victims of a weapon which did not distinguish between noncombatants and members of the military.
And from 7:30 to 9 PM ET, we will discuss on Zoom the US nuclear weapons in Europe –Belgium, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Turkey. The Biden administration must remove these weapons of mass destruction which probably violate the Non-proliferation Treaty. Placing nuclear weapons in Turkey brought on the Cuban Missile Crisis. Fortunately nuclear war did not become a reality at that time. However, we live in very perilous times, and the Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will continue to say Never Again and to call for the United States to disarm and ratify the United Nations Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons.
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