The Nuclear Resister
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) UPCOMING NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTIONS
6) FREE SAMPLE COPY OF DOUBLE ISSUE OF THE NUCLEAR RESISTER, HOT OFF THE PRESS!
August & September arrests at new Kansas City nuclear bomb plant site
Nuclear abolition activists were arrested in Kansas City, Missouri during two recent actions at the site of the first new U.S. nuclear weapons plant under construction in 32 years.
Fourteen men and women, scattering seeds and carrying a sign reading “Don’t Build for Nuclear War”, blocked one of the bulldozers clearing the site on August 16. The 20 earth moving machines in the muddy former soybean field were soon ordered to stop work for almost 2 hours. Police took the activists away in handcuffs to the city jail, where they were charged with trespass, processed and released.
On September 8, protesters declaring ““Plant Peace, Not Nukes! – Groundbreaking for Works of Mercy, Not Works of War” were present with signs and banners outside the official ground breaking at the site of the new Kansas City Plant. Eight of the group were arrested for blocking the road leading into the site as buses filled with VIPs tried to enter and attend the official ceremony. Seven were handcuffed and taken to the city jail, where they were released with a disorderly conduct charge.
Disarm Now Plowshares indicted for November, 2009 witness
A federal grand jury 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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Truth Spoken in the Courtroom – The Trial of the Creech 14
Fourteen peace activists appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom on September 14 for their trial stemming from an April 2009 protest against drone warfare at Creech Air Force Base. It was a powerful courtroom witness, starting with defendant Kathy Kelly’s opening statement and ending with defendant Brian Terrell’s closing statement, with expert testimony from former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark, retired U.S. Army Colonel Ann Wright and Center for Constitutional Rights legal director Bill Quigley sandwiched in between. After hearing testimony about drones, international law, and the necessity defense, Judge William Jansen said the case was not one of simple trespass, and he needs several months of research and careful consideration before reaching a verdict. His parting words before leaving the courtroom were “Go in peace”.
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