Monthly Archive for April, 2016

Arms trade fair blockaders found NOT GUILTY by judge!

13007368_1197647756926118_2759780459247314753_nProtesters who blockaded London arms trade fair acquitted after judge sees evidence of illegal weapons on sale

The judge said there was compelling evidence that illegal arms were on sale at DSEI

from the Independent

by Jon Stone

There is compelling evidence that arms were illegally being sold at the world’s biggest arms fair which takes place in London, a judge has ruled.

Stratford Magistrates Court on Friday acquitted eight anti-arms trade protesters who tried to disrupt Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) last September.

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NATO 3 defendant Jared Chase gets more prison time

Jared Chase  photo by IDOC

Jared Chase
photo by IDOC

Nato protester’s prison term extended for throwing human waste at guard

Jared Chase, who was imprisoned on charges related to a Nato protest, has Huntington’s disease and experts say he deserves treatment not punishment
By Renée Feltz
for the Guardian Tuesday 12 April 2016

Editor’s note: Letters of support can be sent to Jared Chase at the address listed here, and updates are posted by his support group at

A 30-year-old Illinois prisoner diagnosed with a degenerative disease that destroys higher brain functioning will spend at least two more years behind bars for conduct experts say deserves treatment instead of disciplinary action.

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Bangor Eight guilty of faithful resistance

The Bangor Eight defendants in front of the courthouse

The Bangor Eight defendants in front of the courthouse

from Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action

by Leonard Eiger

Eight peace activists stood trial On Friday, April 1, 2016 in US District Court on charges of trespassing onto a US nuclear weapons base.

On August 10, 2015 the eight activists crossed the blue line onto Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, which represents the largest operational concentration of nuclear weapons in the US arsenal, in an act of nonviolent civil resistance. Some staged a die-in, spreading ashes around others’ bodies on the asphalt, while two members of the group attempted to deliver a letter to the base commander (CLICK HERE to read the letter) urging him to uphold international law regarding nuclear weapons.

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More Arrests at Creech Air Force Base Trying to Stop Drone Warfare

Photo by Sharat

Photo by Sharat

from Nevada Desert Experience

Indian Springs, NV – On Friday, April 1, morning traffic at Creech Air Force Base was diverted by dozens of peace and justice activists attempting to shut down the armed drone attack program through nonviolent civil resistance. At 7:45 a.m., twelve peaceful resisters were arrested at the two main gates of Creech. At 10:00 a.m. another six were arrested at the main East Gate while blocking the entrance with “crime scene” tape, referring to the criminal activity of weaponized drone terrorism conducted at Creech, killing thousands of non-combatants and civilians over the past decade.

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