Ellsberg, Daniel


Title
Ellsberg, Daniel
Creator:
Ellsberg, Daniel, interviewee; Ciarlo, Dorothy D., interviewer;
Date Recorded:
2003
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Description:

People: Dr. Thomas Mancuso (scientist who studied radiation effects), Marian Doub (17-year old protester), Nancy Doub (mother of Marian)

Places: Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant

Topics: United States nuclear weapons arsenal, Ellsberg’s role in nuclear war plans, the so-called “missile gap”, reasons for release of the “Pentagon Papers,” development of the neutron bomb, difference between an A-bomb and an H-Bomb, role of Rocky Flats in producing the detonator of the H-Bomb, 1987 Rocky Flats protest, participation in local education regarding danger of nuclear weapons (organized by local AFSC and activists), rally and protest, conflict between organizers and those who wanted more than “symbolic” civil disobedience, civil disobedience, camping out, arrest in a snowstorm, concern about radiation exposure, non-violence, naming of the “Truth Force” to reflect Gandhi’s idea of satyagraha, return to the train tracks during the snowstorm, stopping the train, story of 17-year-old protester (Marian Doub) and her mother, discussion of the personal impact of his protest participation.

 

 

Subject:
Rocky Flats Plant (U.S.)
Language:
eng
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Local call number:
OH1137
Copyright:
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