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First there was the bomb, then.came atoms for peace

Published by The Abalone Alliance; The U.C. Nuclear Weapons Labs Conversion Project, San Francisco, CA, 1979
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104 p. Includes: illustrations, bibliography. Glossary A series of "Forums for a Nuclear Free Future" were planned to be held throughout California in November, 1979, under the co-sponsorship of the Abalone Alliance and the U.C. Nuclear Weapons Labs Conversion Project. This booklet was intended to complement these events, and to promore understanding of nuclear arms and energy issues and the political and technological links between them. From Wikipedia: "The Abalone Alliance (1977 1985) was a nonviolent civil disobedience group formed to shut down the Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Diablo Canyon Power Plant near San Luis Obispo on the central California coast in the United States. They modeled their affinity group-based organizational structure after the Clamshell Alliance which was then protesting the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in coastal New Hampshire. The group of activists took the name "Abalone Alliance" referring to the tens of thousands of wild California Red Abalone that were killed in 1974 in Diablo Cove when the unit's plumbing had its first hot flush. The Abalone Alliance staged blockades and occupations at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant site between 1977 and 1984. Nearly two thousand people were arrested during a two-week blockade in 1981, exceeding Seabrook as the largest number arrested at an anti-nuclear protest in the United States." From an on-line information on a court case: "The conversion project was founded in 1976. It is unclear at exactly what point its activities in the immediate vicinity of the Laboratory began, but the record does show that in 1979 and 1980 the Laboratory allowed Project members to distribute literature near two cafeterias during three different time periods. In May 1979, the Project held a "rally and conversion fair" on university property adjoining the Laboratory site, with the cooperation of the Laboratory. In February of 1979 the Project requested permission to place literature and to give periodic slideshows in the Visitors Center at the Laboratory, to which the public has virtually unrestricted access. This request was refused, and the Laboratory offered instead to allow the project to distribute literature in the parking area next to the Visitors Center." Good. Cover has some wear and soiling. Bookseller Inventory # 67398

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Title: First there was the bomb, then.came atoms ...

Publisher: The Abalone Alliance; The U.C. Nuclear Weapons Labs Conversion Project, San Francisco, CA

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Wraps

Edition: Presumed first edition/first printing.

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