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Conference and Protest at Los Alamos

StoryAugust 09, 1999
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Over 500 demonstrators planned to protest today against resumed nuclear weapons production at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The protest, believed to be the largest ever at the scandal-plagued nuclear lab, completes Peace Action’s 12 Annual Congress, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the lab, 50 people will risk arrest and federal prosecution when they block access to the nuclear facility.

Today, Democracy Now! discusses the intertwined history of the nuclear weapons industry and Native Americans, as nuclear tests continue in Nevada, and as uranium mining threatens the land and groundwater of Native peoples such as the Navajo.

Tape:

  • Carletta Garcia, of the Pueblo of Laguna, 62 miles north of Albuquerque, and daughter of Dorothy Perly, environmental activist and cancer survivor.

Guests:

  • Lyla Bird, staff attorney, New Mexico Environmental Law Clinic, Santa Fe.
  • Gilbert Sanchez, Executive Director, Tribal Environmental Watch Alliance, and Chair, People of Color Disenfranchised Communities National Environmental Health Network.
  • Corbin Harney, leader of the Shoshone Nation, and the Shundahai Network in Las Vegas.

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