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Archive for February, 2014

TRANSFORM NOW PLOWSHARES ACTIVISTS SENTENCED

Transform Now PlowsharesAnti-nuclear activists Sr. Megan Rice, 84 (center), was sentenced to 35 months in federal prison plus 3 years probation; Greg Boertje-Obed, 58 (left), and Michael Walli, 64 (right), each were sentenced to 62 months plus 3 years probation on charges of interfering with national security and damaging property at the Y-12 National Security Complex in July 2012 — the facility that once provided the enriched uranium for the Hiroshima bomb. In addition, the defendants were ordered to pay $52,953 in restitution fees. See stories HERE and HERE. Learn more about their action HERE.

NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION AND CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKING

thThis LINK is to a January 29, 2014, presentation by Sharon Delgado speaking at Parkside Community Church in Sacramento on “The Role of Nonviolent Direct Action in Christian Peacemaking.” In it, she shares some of the experiences and insights that have shaped her 35-year peacemaking journey, including the recently-concluded trial in which she was found guilty of trespassing onto Beale Air Force Base during a nonviolent protest against drone warfare. She also shows how Jesus’ life, teachings, actions, death, and resurrection can inspire us to follow him directly into the heart of the struggle for a transformed world. This LINK is to Earth-Justice Ministries, which Sharon is a part of.