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Anti-nuclear civil disobedience is ramping up

Truthout 17th Sept 2017, As the threat of nuclear war triggers anxiety not seen since the Cold War,
peace groups and those committed to the elimination of nuclear weapons are
entering the public debate with renewed calls for dialogue and a reduction
in nuclear arsenals in both North Korea and the US.

Meanwhile, anti-nuclear civil disobedience is ramping up. On September 6, six nuclear resisters
were found guilty of trespass after crossing the marked property of Naval
Base Kitsap earlier this year. Charley Smith — a resident of Eugene,
Oregon, and a member of the Catholic Worker movement — carried a copy of
the Nuremberg Principles when he crossed the line, as did the others.

Many of those active in the Catholic Worker movement, which was founded in 1933
during the Great Depression, have been jailed for acts of protest against
war, social injustice, racism and unfair labor practices. Asked to explain
the Nuremberg Principles by the judge, Smith replied, “Very simply, if we
remain silent or do not challenge the evils of society, we are complicit in
those evils just as much as those giving the orders to commit crimes
against peace, war crimes or crimes against humanity.”


September 22, 2017 - Posted by | opposition to nuclear

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