Today in 1987: Ten anti-nuclear activists were 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 at 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.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
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The Respite Center is a safe place for kids, ages birth to fourteen, whose families are under stress or in crisis. They are looking for volunteers to play with kids four hours a week. Training is required. Call 244-5730 for details.
Dane County Friends of Ferals volunteers are dedicated to bettering the future of feral cats. Their mission is to establish a no-kill standard and promote the value and well-being of Dane County area feral cats. Call 467-4067 for details.