Tag Archives: civil disobedience

The judge who assailed “worship of the Bomb” via Beyond Nuclear International

An opinion worth noting as more peace activists face sentencing By John LaForge Federal District Judge Miles Lord, who died December 10, 2016 at age 97, could have given me 10 years once. Instead, the famously outspoken judge, who was well known for protecting ordinary people … Continue reading

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Religious Beliefs Are Struck Down as Defense for Nuclear Protest via The Nation

By Sam Husseini Catholic activists argued that their faith, and international law, allowed them to stage a protest at a nuclear facility in Georgia. But last week they were convicted in a US district court. On October 21, the trial of … Continue reading

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Threatened with Long Prison Sentences, Anti-Nuclear Activists Decry Pentagon “Brainwashing” via Truthout (Portside)

The seven Catholic peace activists who were convicted on October 24 for their symbolic protest against nuclear weapons at the Kings Bay Naval Base are now facing a two-to-three-month wait to hear their prison sentences. They could face more than … Continue reading

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PA Township Legalizes Civil Disobedience via Reader Supported News

By Tim DeChristopher, Tim DeChristopher’s Blog This is a press release from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund about a groundbreaking strategy of resistance by a small Pennsylvania town trying to defend itself from the fossil fuel industry. rant Township, … Continue reading

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Why I Am in Jail via EcoWatch (Reader Supported News)

By Sandra Steingraber I have come to believe that a successful civil disobedience campaign likewise depends on the willingness of at least some of us to gladly accept jail time over other kinds of sentences, such as paying fines. There … Continue reading

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Stirring the dust at Rocky Flats via The Boulder Weekly

Book re-release chronicles new developments at Rocky Flats and the history and value of civil disobedience By Camilla Sterne When the 23-year-old Joe Daniel was assigned to cover the Rocky Flats protests in 1978 as a reporter and photojournalist for … Continue reading

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