- Project ELF

Eleven people from across the United States, and as far abroad as New Zealand and England, were arrested August 8 after walking under an unlocked gate into the Project ELF transmitter compound near Clam Lake, Wisconsin. Just outside the gate, about 100 people rallied and held a die-in in remembrance of more than 200,000 people killed instantly in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Eight of the nine people ticketed and released on site were from the Chicago-based Christian Peacemaker Teams, a human rights group that sends teams of volunteers and observers into trouble spots around the world. Two Wisconsin women, Bonnie Urfer and Gail Vaughn, were jailed for non-payment of fines resulting from past arrests at Project ELF. They were both released later the same day after their fines were paid anonymously. A trial date for the eleven has not been set. Nine people arrested last May 16 will be tried on November 5 before U.S. Magistrate Stephen Crocker in Madison. (see story about Project ELF closing)

For more information, contact Nukewatch, POB 649, Luck, WI 54853, (715)472-4185, email: nukewatch@lakeland.ws web: www.nukewatch.com

The Nuclear Resister
October 2004