Embassy Protectors: An Epic Act of Resistance in Our Times

by Lauren Smith, published on Black Agenda Report, January 29 2020 Their true crime is their brilliant defense of international law, and Venezuela’s sovereign right to self-determination against Yankee imperialism. “People of conscience must ensure all charges are dropped.” On February 11th, four American peace activists, known as the Embassy Protectors Collective , will be tried before the U.S. empire for[…]

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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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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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Activists Confront 2020 Candidates in Iowa About Drones and War

by Nick Mottern, published on Truthout, July 26, 2019 In late July, the MQ-9 Reaper drone, the U.S.’s foremost killer drone, will enter the Iowa presidential primary contest in a cable TV ad that challenges 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to pledge to end all U.S. drone attacks, close U.S. drone bases and work for a global ban on weaponized drones.[…]

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Punitive fines threaten whistleblower Chelsea Manning with bankruptcy

By Oscar Grenfell, Published on World Socialist Website, 24 June 2019 Last Thursday, lawyers for the courageous whistleblower Chelsea Manning issued a legal challenge to punitive fines that were imposed upon her by a federal district court judge last month. Her legal team has warned that the unprecedented financial penalties threaten her with imminent bankruptcy. Manning has been imprisoned by[…]

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Solidarity with Venezuela Now! Protect the U.S. Embassy

Above: Activists gather in front of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC in March, 2019. by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, from Popular Resistance, April 21, 2019 We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy[…]

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Civil Resistance At Ramstein (2/4)

by Phil Wilayto, July 4, 2018 See “My Peace Travels Around Europe”  Part 1: On the Road for Peace,   Part 3: From Belgium: the Lands the Congolese Made Rich, Part 4: No to NATO; Yes to NHS, I apologize for not posting a second report right away because a lot of interesting things have happened. For one, I’ve never been arrested in[…]

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