The Nuclear Resister E-bulletin September, 2010 IN THIS E-BULLETIN: 1) AUGUST & SEPTEMBER ARRESTS AT NEW KANSAS CITY NUCLEAR BOMB PLANT SITE 2) DISARM NOW PLOWSHARES INDICTED FOR NOVEMBER, 2009 WITNESS 3) TRUTH SPOKEN IN THE COURTROOM – THE TRIAL OF THE CREECH 14 4) WRITE A NOTE OF SUPPORT TO ANTI-NUCLEAR & ANTI-WAR PRISONERS 5) […]
Monthly Archive for September, 2010
Illegal Reentry by Nancy Gwin I. In January I was found guilty in Federal Court in Columbus, Georgia of “Illegal Reentry onto a United States Military Reservation.” I have been incarcerated here at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution since March 8. The illegal reentry occurred last November when Fr. Louis Vitale, Ken Hayes, Michael Walli and […]
(from the Nuclear Resister #158/159, September 20, 2010) February 6, 2010 Greetings to everyone, Thirty-four years. It doesn’t even sound like a real number to me. Not when one really thinks about being in a jail cell for that long. All these years and I swear, I still think sometimes I’ll wake up from this […]
Published on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 by Las Vegas CityLife
by Jason Whited
Fourteen anti-war activists may have made history today in a Las Vegas courtroom when they turned a misdemeanor trespassing trial into a possible referendum on America’s newfound taste for remote-controlled warfare.
The so-called Creech 14, a group of peace activists from across the country, went on trial this morning for allegedly trespassing onto Creech Air Force Base in April 2009.
From the start of today’s trial, prosecutors did their best to keep the focus on whether the activists were guilty of allegations they illegally entered the base and refused to leave as a way to protest the base’s role as the little-known headquarters for U.S. military operations involving unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, over Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan.
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From Frank Cordaro:
Eight peace activists were arrested on September 8 at the “Plant Peace, Not Nukes! – Groundbreaking for Works of Mercy, Not Works of War” held at the entrance of the planned site for the new nuclear weapons parts plant in Kansas City, Missouri. It was an alternative ground breaking ceremony to the billion-dollar replacement for the Honeywell nuclear weapon parts plant that was taking place at the same time, with local and national officials touting the new plant’s local economic and national strategic importance to 500 guests. The eight peace activists broke off from the larger group of 70 “Peace Planters”* and stood or knelt in front of three large VIP buses trying to come onto the site and attend the official ground breaking ceremony.
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ARRAIGNMENT NOW SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 8
A federal grand jury finally handed down a litany of indictments against five nuclear resisters who entered the U.S. Navy’s West Coast nuclear weapons storage depot in a plowshares action on November 2, 2009.
On September 3, 2010 the United States Attorney announced the indictments handed down by a grand jury in Tacoma, Washington, against members of Disarm Now Plowshares, which came ten months after their plowshares action in which they entered Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in the early morning hours of November 2, 2009, All Souls Day, with the intention of calling attention to the illegality and immorality of the existence of the Trident weapons system.
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