* The story of Mordechai Vanunu, a
whistle-blowing nuclear technician now in an Israeli prison, will
be told on Wednesday, January 28, at 7:00 P.M., at Cloud Cliff
Cafe, 1805 2nd St., Santa Fe. The featured speaker will be Sam
Day, writer, editor, peace activist, and coordinator of the U.S.
Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu.
Vanunu, a nuclear technician employed by Israel's secret
nuclear weapons program, is serving an 18-year sentence for
telling British newspapers about the program. Israeli agents
lured him to Rome and kidnapped him; he is now in his tenth year
of solitary confinement, in a cell measuring six by nine feet.
Vanunu is the subject of an international campaign calling for
his release, and for Israel's acknowledgment of its never-
declared nuclear arsenal. Amnesty International, the Jewish
Peace Fellowship, Terry Anderson and other former Middle East
hostages, and Joseph Rotblat, winner of the 1995 Nobel Peace
Prize, are among those calling for his release.
Sam Day has himself served state and federal prison terms
for non-violent civil disobedience at U.S. military and nuclear
installations. In 1992 he received the Martin Luther King Peace
Award of the U.S. Fellowship of Reconciliation. The lecture is
sponsored by Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety and The Los
Alamos Study Group.
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