Monthly Archive for April, 2010

Trial and Sentencing for Swedish Weapons Disarmers It is not every day the Svea Court of Appeal, the country’s oldest still functioning court, deals with a case on the Swedish weapons export. On the 21st of April it did. Anna Andersson and Martin Smedjeback disarmed fourteen bazookas at Saab Bofors Dynamics weapons factory in Eskilstuna. The two activists were sentenced to […]

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A Difference Between Night and Day: A Tale of Two Judges

by Steve Clemens My trials were 7 months apart, almost to the day. One was in neighboring Ramsey County, the other in my home county of Hennepin. Both were for the same charge: criminal trespass and both ended with a somewhat similar sentence: continuance towards dismissal with conditions. In Ramsey County it was “no same […]

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Nuclear Disarmament Action in NYC on May 3

from Kimber Heinz, War Resisters League Hi all, We’re only one week away from the May 3rd direct action for nuclear disarmament at Grand Central Station! Below you’ll find the most up-to-date version of the scenario and you can find information at about the War Resister’s League’s presence throughout the weekend at the international […]

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Seventeen Catholic Workers Arrested at Chicago Federal Building

Fifty Catholic Workers from the Midwest held a demonstration to contrast the Works of Mercy and the Works of War outside the Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois on April 26, 2010. The group highlighted the ever-increasing U.S. military budget.  At 9:00 a.m., five activists sprawled out in front of the building–dramatizing the human costs of […]

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Ft. Huachuca Protester Sentenced in Federal Court

Ft. Huachuca protester Joshua Harris, from Santa Barbara, California, appeared in U.S. District Court in Tucson, Arizona on Friday morning, April 23.  Representing himself in court, Harris pleaded guilty to two charges: trespass and refusing to provide a truthful name.  In his pre-sentencing statement, Harris spoke about why he protested at Ft. Huachuca, and justified the use of civil disobedience as necessary to nonviolently achieve social justice in a violent world. 

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My Time With the Nuclear Resister Archives

Inspired by Tales of Resistance

by Allison McGillivray

Thirty years. That’s a good amount of time. Enough time to raise two children, to earn a permanent ban-and-bar letter from your local Air Force base, to survive consecutive disappointing presidencies, and to stockpile the necessary paperwork to keep an unknowing intern busy for two straight months with no end in sight.

I’m not complaining, being the unknowing intern. When I met Felice and Jack a few years back, they had mentioned their project of archiving the Nuclear Resister information and my ears perked…

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Join Us! 30th Anniversary Gathering: Resistance for a Nuclear Free Future

Resistance for a Nuclear Free Future


July 4th weekend, 2010

At Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee
and the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The Nuclear Resister, Nukewatch and the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA) invite you to join us for a national gathering, culminating with nonviolent anti-nuclear direct action, July 3-5, 2010, to declare our independence from nuclear weapons and nuclear power.

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~ from Vikbolandet, Sweden, by Martin Smedjeback

(From the Nuclear Resister #154, July 17, 2009) Strategy Behind Swedish Disarmament The network Ofog (meaning mischief in Swedish) started in 2002 as an anti-militarist network for a nuclear-free world. Inspired by the Trident Ploughshares campaign in Great Britain, we used mainly blockades in our actions but also other forms of direct action, like penetrating […]

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~ from Pekin, Illinois, by Kristin Holm

(From the Nuclear Resister #153, May 1, 2009, via March 22, 2009 (in the afternoon) I got my first visit yesterday – mom and dad. When I found out they were coming I was pleased, but markedly unemotional. It would be good to see them – I like my parents. But it was to […]

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~ from Norrköpping, Sweden by Annike Spalde

April 4, 2009 Ten years ago I was in jail in England, awaiting trial for an action within the Trident Ploughshares campaign. Now I’m on remand in Sweden, for a disarmament action against the fighter jet Gripen. It’s my first time locked up in Sweden. Compared with in England, one spends more time in the […]

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