August 2014 IN THIS E-BULLETIN ACTION CAMP PARTICIPANTS ARRESTED IN GERMANY, Activists block train carrying uranium ore THREE MEN ARRESTED PROTESTING “DEAD-ICATION” OF NEW KANSAS CITY NUCLEAR WEAPONS PARTS PLANT HIROSHIMA & NAGASAKI DAY ARRESTS ACROSS THE U.S. BUY A SUB! HELP SUPPORT PEACE PRISONERS Action camp participants arrested in Germany, activists block train carrying […]
Monthly Archive for August, 2014
Action camps are a popular summer activity in Germany for families and activists young and old alike, and this summer saw arrests related to camps focused on nuclear weapons, uranium transport and combat training.
The nuclear power industry is dying a slow death. Still its uranium lifeblood courses around the globe from the mines to the mills, on through a handful of commercial enrichment plants and then fabrication into fuel rods for reactors.
Participants in this summer’s anti-nuclear action camp in Kiel during the week of August 9-16 put the spotlight on this still-profitable global circulatory system by monitoring, inspecting and blockading shipments of yellowcake (uranium concentrates) en route to the French processing complex in Narbonne.
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Four years after a series of civil resistance arrests and jailings began to protest groundbreaking for construction of the United States’ first entirely new nuclear weapons factory in decades, three people were arrested on August 22 while speaking out against the official dedication of the new Kansas City Plant. The new, benign-sounding National Security Campus will help develop and fabricate the unique non-nuclear components for a new generation of U.S. nuclear weapons intended to threaten humanity through the end of the century.
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LOCKHEED MARTIN, PENNSYLVANIA
from Brandywine Peace Community
People gathered on the sidewalk in front of the main driveway to the King of Prussia, Pennsylvania complex of Lockheed Martin on August 6, where they held signs next to large banners held by stakes planted in the ground. The underlying message of the day centered around the killing and slaughter of children, from Hiroshima and Nagasaki to U.S. drones strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, and Israel’s slaughter of innocents in Gaza enabled by Lockheed Martin, the world’s #1 war profiteer and weapons supplier.
Next to large wooden sign with the Lockheed Martin logo and “we’re making a killing” which for years has accompanied demonstrations at Lockheed Martin, we put up A Memorial to the Innocents lined with a child’s stuffed animals and pictures of the Hiroshima Child.
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