Today in 1987: Ten anti-nuclear activists are arrested for trespassing at the Nevada Test Site, the culmination of a 54-day encampment at the main Test Site gate.
The camp established momentum for what became a movement ultimately involving over 10,000 arrests in numerous Test Site protests over the following years in the campaign to achieve a freeze of all nuclear weapons testing.
The Nevada site includes more than 14,000 square kilometers, or nearly 6,000 square miles – larger than the state of Connecticut, of uninhabited land where atmospheric, and later underground, nuclear testing had been conducted since the 1950s.
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12th Night Extravaganza 2014 – a theatrical smorgasbord to put everyone in a holly jolly mood – will be served this weekend. Michael O’Rourke presents “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” while Field and James provide vocals and guitar of Holiday Classics. Seana Dishun delivers a Middle Eastern Fire Dance to welcome the return of the light. Harvey Black recites “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and erstwhile literary gems. 12th Night Extravaganza is at 2pm this Saturday and Sunday at Euphoria Studio, 2009 Atwood Avenue, Suite 2 – out back of Tubb’s Taco Palace. There is a cost for this event and tickets will be available at the door. Seating is informal, bring a pillow or chair. For more info, call Michael at 608-223-6803 or email sfxFilms@gmail.com.