Rally: Nuclear Free & Independent Pacific Day.
Friday, March 1
Marks the anniversary of the US 'Bravo' nuclear bomb detonation at Bikini Atoll in 1954. The explosion gouged out a crater more than 200 feet deep and a mile across, melting huge quantities of coral which were sucked up into the atmosphere together with vast volumes of seawater. The resulting fallout caused widespread contamination in the Pacific. The people in the Marshall Islands, and elsewhere in the Pacific, were used as human guinea pigs in an obscene racist experiment to 'progress' the insane pursuit of nuclear weapons supremacy. We will be marking this day in with a peaceful picket outside the French Consulate in Melbourne and will be presenting a letter to the consul stating our support for the re-inscription of Tahiti on the UN Decolonisation List and for justice for all the victims of nuclear testing in the Pacific. 10am. French Consulate, 342A St Kilda Rd, St Kilda.