Monthly Archive for June, 2013

Jeju prisoner updates

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Photo by Fr. Kim Sung-Hwan when he visited Dr. Song Kang-Ho and Br. Park Do-Hyun in prison on July 1

Latest update below posted July 31.

Since publication of the Nuclear Resister #170 (pdf), there have been new actions and several trials affecting those in prison for nonviolent resistance to navy base construction in Jeju Island, South Korea. The June edition of Gangjeong Village Story (pdf) reports that on May 31, a young woman named Gwak was arrested in Seoul and moved to Jeju prison the next day, June 1. She had been accused for her protest to stop explosives in March 2012 and was arrested by the court on May 31 for her refusal to respond to the court’s call. On June 5, she received a sentence of a 2,500,000 KRW fine (about $2,200) and was released.

Also on June 5, Prof. Yang Yoon-Mo was brought to court on new charges of property damage, violence, and obstruction of business.

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E-bulletin June 2013

June 2013 IN THIS E-BULLETIN SIX ARRESTS DURING KILLER DRONE PROTEST AT CIA SIX BRITISH DRONE PROTESTERS ARRESTED AT WADDINGTON RAF SHUT IT DOWNERS CITED FOR BLOCKING DRIVEWAYS AND ROADS NEAR ENTERGY’S HEADQUARTERS ARRESTS AT WHITE HOUSE GUANTANAMO PROTEST Six arrests during killer drone protest at CIA Fifty people protested killer drones at the main […]

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Six arrests during killer drone protest at CIA

Photo by Ted Majdosz

Photo by Ted Majdosz

by National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, www.PopularResistance.org

Fifty people protested killer drones at the main gate of the CIA on Saturday, June 29, and six individuals were arrested. The action was organized by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance [NCNR], a group that has been active in challenging U.S. invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries, abolishing torture, closing Guantanamo, and bringing an end to drone warfare.

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Activists arrested at White House Guantanamo protest

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photo by Ellen Davidson

from Veterans for Peace

A dynamic protest outside the While House against the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba came to a climax on Wednesday, June 26 when Vietnam veteran Diane Wilson climbed over the White House fence.  Suddenly, there she was standing on the White House lawn like an apparition in her orange prison jumpsuit.  Wilson was quickly surrounded by heavily armed Secret Service agents and a menacing police dog.  She was arrested, charged with unlawful entry and turned over to police in Washington, D.C., where she was held overnight.

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Nuclear Resister issue #170

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What We’re About

The Nuclear Resister networks the anti-nuclear and anti-war resistance movement while acting as a clearinghouse for information about contemporary nonviolent resistance to war and the nuclear threat. Our emphasis is on support for the women and men jailed for these actions.  This blog is the online companion to the quarterly Nuclear Resister newsletter, a more comprehensive chronicle.

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Shut It Downers cited for blocking driveways and roads near Entergy headquarters

Susan Lantz, Linda Pon Owens and Anneke Corbett receiving arrest citations

from Shut It Down

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont – Cited for disorderly conduct after blocking a public roadway and Entergy Corporation driveways Wednesday morning, June 12, eight members of the Shut It Down Affinity Group received court dates of July 23 in Windham County Courthouse.

Sergeant Mark Carrigan and Officer David Cerrito of the Brattleboro Police Department arrested the women after they blocked Glen Orne Drive near Entergy’s Vermont Yankee headquarters and while they blocked driveways into Entergy parking lots. The women carried a banner reading “Fuel Rods Equal Catastrophe” and read a statement urging closure of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon.

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Six British drone protesters arrested at Waddington RAF

from Disarm the Drones

On the morning of June 3, six peace activists representing “Disarm the Drones” were  the first activists in Britain to be arrested and charged for anti-drones related offences.  They were kept overnight at Lincoln police station after they planted a peace garden in RAF Waddington and went to court the next morning.  The group was charged with conspiracy and intent to trespass and cause criminal damage.  The conspiracy charge was soon dropped.  They are scheduled for a preliminary hearing in court on July 4.

The nonviolent peace activists  – the “DISARM the Drones 6” –  managed to breach security at Britain’s top security drone control base in Lincoln. Their threat was considered so serious that their homes were raided by police at night while they were in jail and computers were seized.

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