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On Thursday morning, August 23, attorneys for Mark Neiweem filed an emergency motion to preserve evidence related to a beating Neiweem sustained at the hands of Cook County sheriffs earlier in the week that sent him to the Cook County Hospital. Neiweem is among a group of arrestees colloquially referred to as the NATO 5 – all of whom were arrested in the days preceding the NATO summit on “evidence” that defense attorneys contend is based on deeply problematic evidence provided by undercover police agents who aggressively made provocative statements to persons they were targeting for arrest.
Prominent peace activist Anne Montgomery, RSCJ, died Monday, August 27 at Oakwood, the Society of the Sacred Heart’s elder care center in Atherton, California. Known around the world for her commitment to peace, Sister Montgomery was incarcerated many times after witnessing to peace and justice through acts of nonviolent civil disobedience, in protest of nuclear weapons.
“Love is stronger than evil, hate, fear or war… So we can’t be afraid to do the right thing. Love is always stronger, and that gives me hope.” - Sr. Anne Montgomery
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The Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Bangor Trident submarine base, Los Alamos, Vandenberg Air Force Base
On August 6, the 67th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear bombings of Hiroshima, and feast of the Transfiguration, members of the Atlantic Life Community (ALC) held nonviolent actions at the Pentagon and the Enola Gay war plane which is on display at the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum.
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Culminating a week of peace events as part of Nevada Desert Experience’s August Desert Witness, six protesters were arrested at the Nevada Test Site (Nevada National Security Site) on Thursday morning, August 9th, in memory of the victims of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 67 years ago.
Veterans led the way as supporters of imprisoned army private and accused whistleblower Bradley Manning occupied several Obama presidential campaign offices on the west coast. The August 16 sit-ins led to arrests in Oakland, California and Portland, Oregon.
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