Monthly Archive for July, 2014

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Drone resister sentenced to one year in prison

0UPDATE: GRADY FLORES RELEASED ON APPEAL ON JULY 17 (scroll below for details)

Base’s Order of Protection Begs Judgement

On July 10, Mary Anne Grady Flores, grandmother of three, was sentenced to one year in prison for being found guilty of violating an order of protection. A packed courtroom of over 100 supporters was stunned as she was led away, and vowed to continue the resistance.

These orders of protection, typically used in domestic violence situations or to protect a victim or witness to a crime, have been issued to people participating in nonviolent resistance actions at Hancock Air Base since late 2012. The base, near Syracuse, New York, pilots unmanned Reaper drones over Afghanistan, and trains drone pilots, sensor operators and maintenance technicians. The orders had been issued to “protect” Colonel Earl Evans, Hancock’s mission support commander, who wanted to keep protesters “out of his driveway.”

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Fr. Carl Kabat splashes paint on huge sign at NNSA’s nuke-parts plant in Kansas City

C Kabat paint, 7.4.14, from northby Jane Stoever, PeaceWorks, Kansas City

Carl Kabat, 80, a priest in the Order of Mary Immaculate, splashed paint on the huge entry sign at the National Security Campus at 10 a.m. on July 4. He then sat by the sign, awaiting arrest.

This was Kabat’s fourth July “interdependence action” in successive years at the so-called campus, the new home for the Kansas City Plant (in Kansas City, Missouri), where the National Nuclear Security Administration now makes and procures non-nuclear parts for nuclear weapons.

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