from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island off western Alaska in the Rat Islands of the western Aleutians.


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  • But, for now and today, countless communities and activists around the world, pay tribute to and derive inspiration from the vision of Hunter and all the founding 'greenpeacers' who set sail for Amchitka on Sept 15 1971, to take on a super power, to halt nuclear testing, and won.

    Kumi Naidoo: Don't Make a Wave: Greenpeace at 40

  • The aim of the trip was to halt nuclear tests in Amchitka Island by sailing into the restricted area.

    Kumi Naidoo: Don't Make a Wave: Greenpeace at 40

  • The Alaska Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for the coastal areas of Amchitka Pass to Dutch Harbor, but lifted it about an hour after the quake struck.

    Major Earthquake Strikes Off Alaskan Coast

  • The tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas of Alaska from Unimak Pass to Amchitka Pass, remote and not heavily populated areas.

    6.8-magnitude earthquake hits off Alaska's coast

  • + 'Amchitka [Aleutian Islands]' {[]} 'City of Hiroshima'

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  • "We hope to sail a boat to Amchitka to confront the bomb," he was quoted saying in the next day's paper.

    The Daily Goodbye

  • His wife suggested (joked?) that they sail north to Amchitka in protest; at the same time, a reporter from the Vancouver Sun called to ask what they were planning.

    The Daily Goodbye

  • This is as true today as it was nearly 40 years ago when a group of mostly Canadian activists, journalists and community leaders headed to the island of Amchitka, Alaska to bear witness to US nuclear testing in peaceful waters.

    Kumi Naidoo: Tar Sands: is this the real Canada?

  • Greenpeace's origins lie in the determination of a core group of activists to "bear witness" to nuclear testing beneath the island of Amchitka; Amnesty International's genesis was in lawyer Peter Benenson's article on two forgotten Portuguese prisoners, published in this very newspaper.

    Surfers Against Sewage: the muck stops here

  • The first occurred in 1971, when a small group of concerned men and women felt it was in the best interest of the planet to stop the US from carrying out underground atomic bomb tests on the earthquake-prone island of Amchitka, off the coast of Canada.

    Kumi Naidoo: The Red Carpet Four


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