The Nuclear Resister
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IN THIS E-BULLETIN:
1) HUNDREDS ARRESTED OPPOSING NEW NUCLEAR POWER IN INDIA
2) MASS NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE TO GERMAN N-WASTE SHIPMENT
3) THIRTY YEARS OF THE PLOWSHARES MOVEMENT, a talk by Elizabeth McAlister
4) WRITE A NOTE OF SUPPORT TO ANTI-NUCLEAR & ANTI-WAR PRISONERS
5) UPCOMING NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTIONS – Dec. 16 at the White House & more
Hundreds arrested opposing new nuclear power in India
Hundreds of people were arrested October 29, protesting the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) on India’s west coast. The project is the crown jewel of the U.S./India nuclear partnership, and, if realized, it would be the world’s largest nuclear energy park.
Read the full story here.
Mass nonviolent resistance to German N-waste shipment
The periodic shipment of nuclear waste from a reprocessing facility in France to the burial dump at Gorleben, Germany, regularly inspires mass nonviolent direct actions. The scale and intensity of this year’s resistance easily matched any previous mobilization.
Read the full story here.
Thirty years of the Plowshares movement
On December 7, the most recent Plowshares group, the Disarm Now Plowshares, are scheduled for trial in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, Washington. They face charges of conspiracy, trespass, destruction of property on a naval installation and depredation of government property. On November 2, 2009, they entered the U.S. Navy’s nuclear weapons storage depot at Bangor, Washington to symbolically disarm the nuclear weapons stored there and to expose the illegality of the government’s continued preparations for nuclear war.
Over 100 Plowshares direct disarmament actions have taken place around the world since the first Plowshares Eight action in September, 1980. In July 2010, at the Resistance for a Nuclear-Free Future gathering in Tennessee, Elizabeth McAlister offered the following reflection on thirty years of the Plowshares movement.
So, here we are, celebrating thirty years of Plowshares, the Nuclear Resister and Nukewatch – but it’s five minutes to midnight, and our finger is firmly fixed on the nuclear button. It’s in control of the power to destroy this magnificent planet many times over. We’re living in a country on the brink of economic collapse, spending half a trillion dollars on the military, fighting trillion dollar wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Read the full edited transcript of the talk here.
Write a note of support to anti-nuclear and anti-war prisoners
They’re in there for us; we’re out here for them!
A regularly updated list of imprisoned military refusers, anti-nuclear and anti-war activists is available on the Nuclear Resister blog.
Upcoming nonviolent direct actions (click here).
Take part in a nonviolent civil disobedience/civil resistance action, play a role in supporting those who do, carry signs and banners… be part of the movement for a peaceful and nuclear-free future!
Veterans for Peace invites you to join them on December 16 for a march to and action at the White House to demand the end of U.S. wars. More info here.
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