Trident Ploughshares 2000
The Big Blockade of the Faslane nuclear submarine base will begin at 7 a.m., February 12. This is the feature event of the quarterly gathering of Trident Ploughshares 2000 pledgers. For more information, contact Trident Ploughshares, 42-46 Bethel St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1NR, England. Updates, phone 01603 469 296, Big Blockade action line: 0141 433 2859. www.gn.apc.org/tp2000.
Mark your calendars for the massive anti-SOA Days of Resistance in Washington DC, March 29th - April 3rd. Nonviolent civil disobedience actions, lobbying, demonstration, puppets & solidarity. For more information, contact SOA Watch, P.O. Box 4566, Washington DC 20017, (202)234-3440, www.soaw.org.
Nevada Test Site
Three major events make up Lenten Desert Experience XX, planned for Las Vegas and at the Nevada Test Site this winter and spring to mark the 20th anniversary of Nevada Desert Experience. The faith-based group will sponsor a morning prayer and action at the test site on Ash Wednesday, February 28, followed by an evening discussion in the city with Bishop Thomas Gumbleton. The event is prelude to a weekend retreat and action March 2-4, featuring Bishop Gumbleton, Janet Chisholm of Episcopal Peace Fellowship and Bruce Gagnon of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. The retreat concludes with Eucharist at the Test Site and nonviolent action. Finally, the annual Peace Walk will traverse the 65 miles from Las Vegas to the test site from Sunday, April 8 to Friday, April 13. A nuclear 'Stations of the Cross' liturgy at the test site gate will conclude the walk. For registration information, contact Nevada Desert Experience, POB 46645, Las Vegas, NV 89114, (702)646-4814, www.NevadaDesertExperience.org.
Lockheed Martin in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, will be the scene of civil disobedience as a Station of Justice and Peace, next Good Friday, April 13. For more information, contact Brandywine Peace Community, P.O. Box 81, Swarthmore, PA 19081 (610)544-1818, brandywine@Juno.com.
The next Citizens Weapons Inspection of Kleine Brogel Air Force Base in Belgium will take place Easter Monday, April 16. Belgian authorities claim no knowledge of ten U.S. nuclear weapons on alert there, so inspectors will help them out. For more information, contact For Mother Earth, Maria Hendrikaplein 5, 9000 Gent, Belgium; tel: +32-9-242.87.52; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; web: www.motherearth.org.