Thursday, April 20, 2006
In addition to counter-recruitment, SAW is engaged in a number of ongoing campaigns, one of which is having our university system end their management of the Los Alamos and Lawrence National Laboratories -- which between them are responsible for the research and development of every single nuclear weapon in the US stockpile. Considering that the Bush administration reportedly refuses to take the nuclear option off the table for a possible conflict with Iran, this campaign is as timely as it has ever been. Below is the full text of a Student Assembly Resolution written by SAW members calling for the UC to end their management of the labs.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Student Union Assembly RESOLUTION:
University of California Sever All Ties
with Nuclear Weapons Laboratories,
Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Labs.
Whereas, the University of California, in partnership with the Bechtel Corporation, was awarded the management contract of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) on December 21, 2005 and continues to manage the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and
etc. etc. etc. [...]
Full List of "Whereases", with a "Therefore" and a few "Be it furthers" thrown in...
Two observations here:
1) UC, DOE, NNSA, and LANS, LLC have already commenced a very effective counter-recruitment campaign regarding potential employees of LANL, and
2) Suggesting that UC end their management of LANL implies that they once did manage operations there. Dubious assumption.