Why do we still have nuclear weapons on high alert nearly 25 years after the end of the Cold War? Why are Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and seven other facilities in the nuclear weapons complex still engaged in research and production of nuclear weapons? Isn't it absurd? To protest our national investment in these genocidal weapons, Alaric Balibrera is staging a hunger strike beginning July 16th, (anniversary of the first detonation at Trinity site), through and beyond August 3-6, in concert with Hiroshima-Nagasaki commemorative events and direct action scheduled in Santa Fe in Los Alamos, New Mexico. For more info, go to www.nukefreenow.org . Also on FaceBook under "Hunger Strike Los Alamos August 2012".