On August 5, to mark the 67th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there will be a protest at the Livermore nuclear weapons lab. Scott Yundt, staff attorney for Tri-Valley CAREs, discusses the upcoming protest and US nuclear policy. The nuclear weapons budget that President Obama sent to Congress earlier this year requested more than $7.5 Billion for nuclear weapons R&D, an increase of $363 Million over last year. Obama’s nuclear weapons budget, adjusted for inflation, is the largest in US history. The Livermore nuclear weapons lab is one of the world’s primary nuclear weapons lab.
See video coverage of the rally here
Read Tara Dorabji’s speech delivered at the rally.