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Women Speak Out! A Report of the Pacific Women's Conference. October 27 – November 2


page 24


I would like to say that the Tahitian people are not alone in their struggles to stop the nuclear testing in Tahiti.

This is the statistics right now – between 1946 and 1958, the United States had detonated 93 bombs of all sorts, including hydrogen bombs, on the island of Kwajalein. Thus far, the people are the only ones who have been struggling to free the Pacific, especially Micronesia, from these tests

They have not involved the priests and the ministers of the various denominations, simply because priests and ministers are considered non-political people although they could probably help along those lines in the name of helping people as people of God. They have not been political along those lines and for that reason we have not involved the priests or the ministers. But rather, we have tried to work among the native people only.