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Martin Sheen at Los Alamos Protest

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Yesterday in New Mexico, 300-400 demonstrators protested against resumed nuclear weapons production at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In what is believed to be the largest protest ever at the scandal-plagued nuclear lab, 66 people were detained-33 women and 33 men-for non-violent civil disobedience. The first to be arrested was actor-activist Martin Sheen.

Sheen’s numerous acting credits include such movies as "Apocalypse Now" (1979), "The American President" (1995), "The War at Home" (1996) and "Spawn" (1997). In addition to his acting career, Martin Sheen—born Ramon Estevez—has been involved in anti-nuclear, environmental and animal rights activism, and has been arrested over 50 times for his participation in civil disobedience actions.

You’re about to hear an interview done with Sheen yesterday during the Los Alamos protest, before he was detained by police.

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