BULLETIN BOARD
on Anti Nuke Actions on South Asia

(1998)


  1. TWO demonstrations on 22 May 1998 in New York protesting the Indian Nuclear test explosions.The first demo starts at 3 pm in front of the Indian Consulate in New York, at the corner of 64th St & 5th Ave. This is being organized by SAMAR magazine. The second, a rally, is organized by Peace Action and starts at 5 pm in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
  2. A daylong Dharna in Bombay on 26th May from 11 am to 6 PM at Hutatma Chowk. This Dharna will culminate in a peace March from Hutatma Chowk to Kala Ghoda, the H.O of Atomic Energy commission.One of the themes of peace March will be Buddha Never Laughed .All interested organisations will participate on the platform of Movement Against Atom Bomb.
  3. Greenpeace activists in Paris protest the Pakistani Nuclear test explosions of May 28 1998.
  4. Joint Protest Against Indian and Pakistani explosions: Peace and disarmament groups including Greenpeace and Peace Action will be marching from the Indian Embassy to the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, DC at 4:00 PM (EST)on 28 May 1998.
  5. ANTI-NUCLEAR PROTEST RALLY on Friday 29 MAY in Washington D.C. INVITING SOUTH ASIAN, ENVIRONMENTAL, PEACE, WOMEN'S, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND OTHER PROGRESSIVE GROUPS TO**PUBLICIZE**** JOIN ** ** MOBILIZE FOR** ON: FRIDAY MAY 29 AT: 1:00 PM 2107 MASS AVE (21 & Q, NEAR DUPONT CIRCLE) IN FRONT OF THE INDIAN EMBASSY
  6. Anti Nuke Symposium "India at Fifty: How To Stop Worrying and Not Loving the Bomb", Saturday, June 6, 1998, 1.30 p.m.- 4.30 p.m., Cerritos Public Library, 18025 Bloomfield Ave. Cerritos, CA
    [organised by COALITION for an EGALITARIAN and PLURALISTIC INDIA, For more information please contact : 714 447 0152 310 514 2934 <Mailing address: 5300 Beach Blvd. 110-280, Buena Park, CA 90621, U.S.A.>]
  7. On 3 June 1998 there will be a picket outside the Indian and Pakistani embassies organised by the Hague peace Platform, South Asia Forum and staff and students of Institute of Social Studies (ISS).
  8. On June 13 Peace March in Montreal by CERAS
  9. Demonstration for Peace in South Asia & Nuclear Disarmament Worldwide in New York on Monday, June 15th, 12 noon to 1.30 PM at Pakistani and Indian Consulates (65th St. and Fifth Avenue) / From 2.00 PM at the United Nations (Ralph Bunche Park, 43rd St. and First Avenue)
    SPONSORS: SAMAR (South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection); War Resisters League; Peace Action International
  10. The Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal is willing to organise a panel discussion on the nuclear tests. They would like the names of some resource persons who could be invited to make presentations. This can include both technical persons or NGOs working on the issue or interested persons. This is to start some informed debate on the issue. Any help, ideas or feedback is welcome. please address replies to: meena@bby.ilbom.ernet.in

The above illustration was made by Beena/Kunda for Himal: The South Asian Magazine from Kathmandu.
12.
An Urdu Poem for Peace by Ibne-Insha "aman ka akhri din"
13. Reports of August 6, Hiroshima Day activities across
India and Pakistan.
14.
Call for Membership by Indian Scientists Against Nuclear Weapons
15.

Apples not atom bombs
Bananas not bombs
Coconuts not catastrophe
Doughnut not death
Eggplants not epidemics
Food not famine
Grapes not guns
Home not hydrogen bombs
Ice cream not irradiation
Jellybeans not junk
Kiwifruit not killing
Lollipops not lice
Melons not murder
Nuts not nukes
Oranges not orphans
Popsicles and prisons
Quinces not quarrels
Rainbows not radiation
Sweets not sickness
Tangerines not tanks
United Nations not ultra-catastrophe
Vines not violence
Watermelons not war (which inspired the book title)
Xylophones not x-tinction
Yaks not yes-men
Zebras not a zero world

Four kids and 2 mums made a game out of thinking up these alphabet
slogan during a Mother's Day Disarmament Rally in Boston, 1982.
In "
Watermelons Not War" a support book for parenting
in the nuclear age from New Society Publishers, 1984.


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