Monthly Archive for August, 2022

13 people cited at Trident nuclear submarine base at Bangor

photo by Karol Milner

from Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action

Approximately 40 people were present on August 8th at a flash mob demonstration against Trident nuclear weapons at the Bangor submarine base. The demonstration was in the roadway, and blocked traffic entering the Main Gate of the Trident nuclear submarine base during rush hour traffic. Thirteen demonstrators were detained and cited by authorities.

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Fr. Carl Kabat, plowshares activist and priest, dies at age 88

Photo by Lu Mountenay

Roman Catholic priest and decades-long Plowshares activist and nuclear resister, Fr. Carl Kabat, OMI, died on August 4, 2022 at age 88.

We met Carl for the first time in 1983 while in line to be searched at the D.C. Jail to visit Helen Woodson – we were on our way in just as he was leaving after visiting with her. It was always good to see him over the years: in the visiting room of a Colorado prison where he was locked up; at the 30th anniversary gathering and action for the Plowshares Eight, Nukewatch and the Nuclear Resister in Tennessee; at an action at the Kansas City nuclear weapons plant; at the trial of the Transform Now Plowshares.

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Eleven nuclear disarmament activists arrested after sit-in at U.S. Mission to the U.N.

photo by Ellen Davidson

from Ed Hedemann
On August 2, for almost four hours on a sunny and rather hot Tuesday, the NYC War Resisters League along with several other peace, social justice and environmental organizations were part of a nonviolent sit-in at the U.S. Mission during the second day of the U.N.’s month-long Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference. About 100 participated in the demonstration, eleven of whom were eventually arrested while blocking the two doors to the U.S. Mission.

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