More than 50 people gathered at Washington state's Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action on Mother's Day, May 12. They celebrated Mother's Day as the determined cry against war it was intended to be, when first celebrated soon after the Civil War.
Following speakers and song, the group marched next door to the main gate of the Trident submarine base at Bangor. They followed two large banners, one with pictures of the earth and the animals we share it with, and the other declaring "The Earth is Our Mother - Treat Her With Respect." Soon the banners were carried into the street, temporarily blocking the entrance to the base. Kitsap County sheriff's deputies quickly moved in and arrested ten people. They were all cited and released.
Following two recent jury acquittals, the county no longer prosecutes these simple cases of trespass at Bangor. For more information, contact Ground Zero, 16159 Clear Creek Road NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370, (360)377-2586, email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.gzcenter.org.