Why We Support the Nuclear Resister

Click here to read “Peace prisoners – past and present – ask for support for the Nuclear Resister”.  And more follows:

Thank you for writing about all those important actions of resistance. It gives us much inspiration over here to see what you’re doing overseas.
Cattis (Catherine) Laska, OFOG (Swedish anti-war action group)

Thanks to you for helping us keep hoping

Fr. Dan Berrigan, SJ, poet and former peace prisoner (May 9, 1921 – April 30, 2016)

Thank you for your great coverage of troops who refuse to fight.
Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist, and first public Gulf War refuser in 1991

The Nuclear Resister has been an important resource for me and so many others, in chronicling over the years what has been hidden from sight by the major media — the dramatic and heroic actions of peace groups all over the country in protesting the dangerous buildup of nuclear weapons. Its files are truly important as historical documents and my hope is that they will find a home where they can be a valuable repository for future historians and researchers.
Howard Zinn, historian (1922-2010)

I loved the newspaper you sent me. So did the other two soldiers here in jail with me. They thought it was quite eye-opening. They want to become active in the anti-war movement now, because of your paper and because of long talks with me, and that fills me with hope.
Travis Bishop, imprisoned Army war refuser

“Courage, Sister, (Courage, Brother), you do not walk alone. We will walk with you and sing your spirit home.” The words and melody of this South African chant haunt me as I reflect upon the gift that the Nuclear Resister has been for me and for so many others through these past 28 years. Stories, testimonies, so carefully reported, friends near and far across the seas, continue to bring hope to me and, I believe, to our society and to a world so desperately in need of change.
It takes an enormous amount of time, painstaking yet very heartening contacts, and yes! a considerable amount of money to send this valuable “chronicle of hope” to our doorsteps.
As Dorothy Day and many other wise folks of our times have said: “Each of us can do something”. Your contribution to the Nuclear Resister will enable Jack and Felice and others to keep the message going, and to help drive home the good news that none of us in our struggle for a more just world need walk alone, even those in prison for speaking Truth to power.
Fr. Jerry Zawada, OFM, former peace prisoner (April 28, 1937 – July 25, 2017)

Thanks so-o-o much for your faithful reporting.
Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, former peace prisoner

The Nuclear Resister is the one periodical that I read page to page, every word. Not only is it exciting and most informative (very up to date and accurate), but it is also the voice of the movement… I feel that we all have a special heartspace for our prisoners of conscience and we want to be bonded with them. The Nuclear Resister is the only media source to keep us connected. It’s indispensable. We need you – keep the paper coming!
Fr. Louie Vitale, OFM, former peace prisoner

Try as you might you will not get such comprehensive tracking and info in such factual and needed categories of resistance in one periodical… Not only have so many of us benefited from the coverage and data of events and prisoners, but we are simply and boldly inspired (maybe conspired, as well, now that it occurs to me) … Helping the Nuke Resister goes multi-fold into pro-active, non-violent witness.
Fr. Steve Kelly, SJ, peace prisoner

You do great work – keeping us all connected and so flawlessly accurate.  Thank you.
Frances Crowe  (March 15, 1919 – August 27, 2019)

Jack & Felice, wow!  You two should get a gold watch – or something –  for all of your years with the Nuclear Resister.  So important, especially for me when I was in prison.
Daniel Sicken, former peace prisoner

I have worked with the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Poulsbo, Washington since the early 1980’s. Our organization has consistently found new ways to resist the Trident nuclear weapons system at Bangor sub base through nonviolent direct action. Hundreds of Ground Zero activists have been imprisoned through the years. The Nuclear Resister has always been present in our work. There is no better chronicle of the anti-nuclear and anti-war movement than the Nuclear Resister, but it is much more than that. The upcoming announcements allow us to connect with other groups across the U.S. In our sometimes frantic schedules, the Nuclear Resister is often the only link to other groups. It is often the only way we know of resistance activities in other areas.
Glen Milner, Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action

If you want to be “in the know” about anti-nuclear, anti-war and anti-torture actions and imprisoned activists, I can’t think of a better source to recommend than The Nuclear Resister. It’s a must!”
Betsy Lamb, former peace prisoner

Thanks for compelling us to look deep into the commitments so many make for peace and justice and not abandoning them through the consequences of their bold acts.
Erik Johnson, former peace prisoner

Thank you for the free subscription I have been receiving during my incarceration. The information you provide is very important, not just to people who are currently in the movement, but also to those of us who are in need of moral guidance and positive examples.
Theodoras Furden, prisoner released 8-09, who received the newsletter for 6 years

The Nuclear Resister is a long-lived perennial nourishing the roots of the movement to resist wars, and keeping the many acts of conscientious objection in the Light where they encourage and inspire.
Clare Hanrahan, New South Network of War Resisters

A rather belated note to say how much it meant to me, receiving the Nuclear Resister while in HMP New Hall. It amazed me how quickly it arrived and while one has to be careful about ones ego – there was a feeling of inner satisfaction.
Sylvia Boyes, England, while serving a two month sentence in 2009

I appreciate your work so much. Our group is so small here and it is so encouraging to read of all the other groups and their work of resistance to the violent acts of empire.
Esther Kissamore

Thanks for your ongoing work at the Nuclear Resister. It is one reason we got as involved with Ground Zero as we did/have. So thank you for the inspiration you’ve provided for so long.
Brian Watson and Elizabeth Roberts

While I am writing to say how grateful I am for your gracious spirit in sending me the Nuclear Resister – I want you to know it has been rich and rewarding to me, as I had been unaware and naive to the issues you report on. I am touched by the lives and sacrifices of those to end the threat of war and use of nuclear weapons. To a great extent it has made me examine my own life and actions – So, know that I applaud your spirits and courage.
Michael Branson, prisoner

The Resister becomes more impressive with each number. Much news this time, things I wouldn’t see elsewhere.
Robert Brophy

10,000 arrests in the past two years! That will be the vote that counts in the long run. I’m meeting with some discouraged student activists tonight in Boston along with Howard Zinn, and the Nuclear Resister will be the text from which I’ll preach.
John Schuchardt, 11/04, former peace prisoner

Just a quick note to include some money for the paper, the latest edition of which is of incredibly high standard. I just wonder sometimes how you manage to collate all the actions taking place around the US, much less around the world… the Nuclear Resister is a sign of hope in a pretty messy and violent world.
Jim Consedine, New Zealand

From two long-time anti-nuclear and anti-war activists and Nuclear Resister supporters who died in 2009:

Thank you … for all of your inspired work, to say nothing of your perseverance in continuing to publish your inestimably significant “chronicle of hope.”
Peter DeMott from prison, 4/29/06

It is hard for me to imagine the amount of hard work and methodical filing, etc., that goes into producing this invaluable newsletter.
Richard Crump, 2/06