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Archive for April, 2011

UPCOMING COURT APPEARANCE

Fr. Louis Vitale, OFM, Dennis Apel, and Fr Steve Kelly, SJ, are due to appear in court on June 16 at the Santa Barbara Federal Court – 1415 State St., Santa Barbara, 93101. The time will either be 9am or 1:30pm. Check back later for exact time and possible date change. This court appearance is for an arrest in November 2010. Letters of support can be sent to Vandenberg Witness, 4575 9th St, Guadalupe, CA 93434, or e-mail to info@vandenbergwitness.org

Fr. Steve Kelly will not appear because he is in prison serving a 15 month sentence for a Plowshares action at the Kitsap-Bangor Naval Base (see post below).

If you are in Northern California and would like to travel via a peace train for court support, please contact MacGregor Eddy via e-mail: macgregoreddy@gmail.com or call  831-206-5043. There are funds available from the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom if train fare is unaffordable. NOTE: The train is also an educational tour as it goes through the back area of Vandenberg and you can see the missile launch gantries and pads.

DISARM NOW! PLOWSHARES ACTIVISTS SENTENCED

The five Disarm Now! Plowshares activists that entered the Kitsap-Bangor Navy Base on the feast of All Souls, November 2, 2009, to symbolically disarm the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the U.S., were sentenced on March 28 in the Tacoma, WA federal court.

Sentenced were: Sr. Anne Montgomery, 83, a Sacred Heart sister from New York – 2 mos in federal prison and 4 mos electronic home confinement; Fr. Bill Bischel, 81, a Jesuit priest and Catholic Worker from Tacoma, WA – 3 mos in prison and 6 mos electronic home confinement; Susan Crane, 67, a member of Jonah House community in Baltimore, MD – 15 mos in prison; Lynne Greenwald, 60, a nurse from Bremerton, WA – 6 mos in prison; Fr. Steve Kelly, 60, a Jesuit priest from Oakland, CA and Catholic Worker in Guadalupe, CA – 15 mos in prison. They were ordered to pay $5,300. each and serve an additional year on supervised probation. Bischel and Greenwald also are active members of Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in Poulsbo, WA, a community resisting Trident nuclear weapons since 1977.

See story at: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/03/28-14
Keep updated about activists and Ground Zero at: http://www.gzcenter.org/
Read about the activists and action and keep updated at: http://disarmnowplowshares.wordpress.com/