Committed to shutting down Diablo Canyon reactors – sunset for nuclear power in California.

Thanks to long-time No Nukes campaigner and former Abalone Alliance staffer Rachel Johnson, scroll down below the picture for the link to a valuable digital archive of Diablo history.
The lead article was co-authored by her now husband, Ward Young. It includes great pix.

(Article and photos originally published in “It’s About Times” Oct.-Nov. 1981, the Abalone Alliance Newspaper)

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The Diablo Canyon Blockade 1981


“I was there…”
by Ward Young and Mark Evanoff, with help from many others

See also:
Diablo Canyon Blockade Tales
“I was there…”

Here are three separate first-hand accounts from people who took part in the September 1981 Abalone Alliance blockade of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant site near San Luis Obispo. Many of the participants hailed from San Francisco and the Bay Area, and this was a seminal event in the anti-nuclear movement that spanned California during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Locals recall Jackson Browne’s arrest at 1981 Diablo Canyon protest
Singer is set to perform at Cal Poly this week
By Patrick S. Pemberton
ppemberton@thetribunenews.comFebruary 2, 2013
Read more here

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On D-Day at Diablo Canyon, It Was Jackson Browne If by Land and Robert Blake If by Sea
By Salley Rayl – October 05, 1981

3 Responses to The Diablo Blockade – 1981

  • I am remembering the blockade today as I read news that Diablo Canyon will be decommissioned in 2025. I wish I could find recordings of the songs we sang at Cuesta college during my four day stay there in 1981. I left just before Jackson Browne was arrested so did not get to hear him perform. I liked the version of “This Land is Your Land”, “This Gym is Your Gym” (I wonder if they still have Harvey honey huts) as well as the Karen Silkwood inspired version of “Me and Bobby McGee”.

    My daughters are now in there twenties and I would love to share the music with them. Of course they already know some of the words.