On the 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Martyrdom We Shall Strengthen the Struggle Against Nuclear Weapons

by Socorro Gomez, published on the US Peace Council Website, August 5, 2020 This August 6 and 9, humanity rememorates one of the greatest tragedies in History, which was even more nefarious because it was caused by human action, that of US imperialism. The inauguration of nuclear weapons by the United States against the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,[…]

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Is the THAAD Missile Crisis in South Korea Escalating?

by KJ Noh, published on Popular Resistance, May 30, 2020 Why are thousands of South Korean Riot Police Bashing Anti-THAAD Protestors? According to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, on May 28th, 2020, “The Ministry of National Defense and the USFK (United States Forces in Korea) engaged in a transportation operation in the middle of the night to bring equipment to[…]

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U.S. Threatens New Nuclear Tests To Push China Into A Treaty It Does Not Want

by Bernhardt, published on Moon of Alabama, May 23, 2020 The Trump administration is hostile to any agreement that restricts its abilities to build, test and deploy nuclear weapons. It left the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement which limited nuclear missile deployments in Europe. It did so after accusing Russia of deploying missiles that exceed the range the INF treaty[…]

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Can the Religious Left Take Down Nuclear Weapons?

by Sam Husseini, published on CounterPunch, November 22, 2019 Pope Francis will travel to Hiroshima and Nagasaki this weekend. On Sunday, he will give a public address at the ground-zero site of the nuclear attack on Nagasaki. He is expected to give the clearest articulation yet of the Vatican’s position, since 2017, that condemns the “very possession” of nuclear weapons.[…]

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Trident is the Crime

by Kathy Kelly, published on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, 10/25/2019 On October 24, following a three-day trial in Brunswick, GA, seven Catholic Workers who acted to disarm a nuclear submarine base were convicted on three felony counts and one misdemeanor. The defendants face 20 years in prison, yet they emerged from their trial seeming quite ready for next steps in[…]

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Plowshares 7 Guilty! An Account of the Trial

By Ralph Hutchison, 0ublished on World BEYOND War, October 2019  Kangaroo courts seem to be the order of the day.   After just 3 days the Plowshares 7, Catholic Worker antiwar activists who entered a the Kings Bay Naval Base where Trident nuclear weapons are stockpiled to highlight the danger of the United States aggressive nuclear weapons policy, were convicted on[…]

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On Eve of Trial Judge Limits Plowshares’ Seven Defense

The Plowshares 7 are a group of peace activists have been jailed since April 4, 2018 for civil resistance to the US Nuclear Weapons program.   They entered the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia  to protest U.S. nuclear weapons on April 4, 2018,  the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination. Armed with hammers, crime scene tape and baby[…]

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Peace Activists Face 25 Years for Action at U.S. Nuclear Submarine Base

From Kings Bay Plowshares 7 Seven Catholic plowshares activists entered Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia on April 4th, 2018.  They went to make real the prophet Isaiah’s command to “beat swords into plowshares”. The seven chose to act on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who devoted his[…]

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