Day Three of Hunger Strike for Los Alamos High School Graduate

Alaric Balibrera is on day three of his hunger strike in protest of the continued development of nuclear weapons at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Photo by Greg Kendall/

Staff Report

Alaric Balibrera grew up in Los Alamos and is a graduate of Los Alamos High School. He studied film and television at UCLA.

Balibrera currently lives in Santa Fe, working as a screenwriter. Balibrera told the Los Alamos Daily Post that as young boy he played in Acid Canyon.

He is one of a number of hunger strikers participating in this protest. The hunger strike started on Monday, the 67th anniversary of the first atomic explosion at the Trinity Site in southern New Mexico.

Balibrera hopes that community members will come out on Sunday Aug. 5 to learn more about his organization’s efforts.

“Nuke Free Now” will hold a rally and day of commemoration with speakers, music, teach-ins and information Sunday, Aug. 5 at Ashley Pond Park, which will be highlighted by the floating of peace lanterns on Ashley Pond. On

Monday, Aug. 6, the organzation plans a day of non-violent action in Los Alamos to commemorate the dropping of the “Little Boy” atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan.

For more information on the Nuke Free Now organization and the events planned, click HERE.

Listen to an interview recorded today with Balibrera HERE on Pacifica Radio. (His interview begins at minute seven and is in a windows media player format.)  During the radio interview, Balibrera had some harsh words about life in Los Alamos, LANL and Los Alamos’ nuclear history.

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