Action Alert - US nuclear weapons tests continue
Peace Movement AotearoaPO Box 9314, Wellington. Tel (04) 382 8129, fax (04) 382 8173, firstname.lastname@example.org
Issued 7 November 1998
The US government is at it again. Following 'Bagpipe', detonated on 26 Sept, preparations have begin for their next nuclear weapons test, 'Cimmerron'.
On November 5, the first mandatory dry run for the subcritical nuclear weapons test 'Cimmerron' took place at the Nevada Test Site. A previous mandatory dry run had been cancelled for unknown reasons. This means that the next subcritical could take place within the next week or two. Los Alamos is conducting this test.
If you wish to do your own 'dry run' and protest about this impending nuclear weapons test, the contact details are below.
1) People to express your indignation to in Aotearoa / New Zealand :
a) Contact the US ambassador - Josiah Beeman, US Embassy, 29 Fitzherbert Tce, Thorndon, Wellington; tel (04) 472 2068; fax (04) 471 2380. b) Contact Jenny Shipley and Don McKinnon and ask them to contact the US ambassador to ask his government to stop the test / register the NZ government's disapproval of it - Prime Minister's office tel (04) 471 9998; fax (04) 473 7045; Don McKinnon's office tel 471 9999; fax 471 1444 or write to them at Parliament Buildings, Wellington (no stamp needed). You could also point out that if this nuclear weapons test is detonated, you expect to see the US ambassador summoned to the Beehive as was the Indian ambassador when India tested ... and perhaps the recalling of the NZ ambassador from Washington ? c) Contact your local MP and ask them to contact Jenny Shipley, Don McKinnon and the US ambassador.
People to express your indignation to in the US
a) President Bill Clinton, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC 20001,United States of America. Tel 00-1-202-456-1111 (the Clinton comment line) or -1414; fax 00-1-202-456-2461 or -2883. You can send email messages to Scammelld@nv.doe.gov
More information is also found on the website at:
US Nuclear weapons test detonated (28/9/98)
US nuclear weapons test update (3/9/98)
US Tests (12/3/98)
US Tests (10/3/98)