Monthly Archive for October, 2012

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Carl Kabat in court for nuclear weapons protest, gets “time served”

By Jane Stoever

Father Carl Kabat, OMI (Oblates of Mary Immaculate), of St. Louis, in a Municipal Court trial Oct. 12 in Kansas City, Mo., got “time served” on two charges—trespassing this July 4 at the site for the new KC Plant, and breaking probation from his July 4, 2011, trespass. The city earlier dropped a property charge against Kabat, now 79, who had used a bolt-cutter to open the chain-link fence and enter the 180-acre site late July 3. The time served came during his overnight in jail this July 4-5.

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Catholic Worker Brian Terrell gets 6 month prison sentence for drone protest

Brian Terrell – photo by Jo Larmore

Punishing Free Speech and Letting Murder Off the Hook, Justice Denied in Missouri

On October 11, Brian Terrell and Ron Faust were sentenced at U.S. District Court in Jefferson City, Missouri.  Brian was sentenced to 6 months in prison, and will later be informed where he needs to report on November 30.  Ron was sentenced to five years of probation.  Their sentencing statements are below.

The two men had been arrested with Mark Kenney on April 15 during a drone protest at Whiteman Air Force Base.  Mark will complete his 4 month prison sentence on November 16.

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British anti-nuclear activists arrested at Hinkley Point

from Stop New Nuclear Alliance

On October 8, six protesters were arrested during a mass trespass at the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset, England.

Around 30 people went over the perimeter fence of the land earmarked for two new EPR mega-reactors next to the existing power plant just after dawn.  Three people attached themselves to the fence with bicycle locks. More than 20 others gathered outside the main gate.

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Veterans and allies arrested in New York as Afghanistan War enters year 12

photo by Ellen Rachel Davidson

 from Veterans for Peace

Twenty-five people, most of them U.S. military veterans, were arrested while laying flowers at a war memorial in New York City October 7. They were engaged in a peaceful vigil to honor those killed and wounded in war and to oppose the U.S. war in Afghanistan as it entered its 12th year.

The vigil was held at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza in lower Manhattan and began with a program of music and speakers including Vietnam veteran Bishop George Packard, Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Chris Hedges, and Iraq combat veteran Jenny Pacanowski. At 8:30, the protesters began reading the names of the New York soldiers killed in Vietnam who are commemorated at the plaza and the military dead in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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