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Archive for February, 2016

MINUTEMAN III MISSILE TEST

DF-SC-83-10646 The U.S. will launch another diabolical Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from Vandenberg AFB to the Marshall Islands sometime this weekend.

An Air Force Global Strike Command Minuteman III ICBM (tipped with depleted uranium) is scheduled to launch between Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21 from Vandenberg AFB in continued preparation for the nuclear destruction of the planet by the U.S. empire.

The question that MUST be asked is: Why does the citizenry of this nation silently allow for the preparation of the planet’s destruction–in our name and in the name of the God of creation–solely for the purpose of obscene, escalating corporate profits and U.S. hegemonic goals? This idolatrous, blasphemous, and diabolical insanity MUST cease.

SENTENCE: ONE YEAR PROBATION

Holding Banner.6693 L.A. Catholic Worker Mike Wisniewski (second from left in photo) appeared in Santa Barbara Federal Court on Thursday, February 18, for sentencing regarding the August 8, 2015 nonviolent witness at Vandenberg AFB in protest against U.S. nuclear weapons policy (see the next two posts below). After nearly one hour of discussion between Magistrate Judge Louise LaMonthe, the Federal Prosecutor, Mike’s Public Defender, and Mike, Judge LaMonthe decided, with much consternation, on a sentence of one year probation and $35 in court assessments, closely following the U.S. Probation Department’s recommendation. Judge LaMonthe’s consternation resulted from being somewhat sympathetic toward our cause, yet believing Mike had to suffer the consequences for breaking the law, and knowing fines would not be paid, and jail time was too harsh, also believing probation will not deter future arrests. Jeff Dietrich (third from left from the LACW) and Dennis Apel (first on left from the Guadalupe CW) will be sentenced on March 17. David Omondi (second from right from the Kenya CW)) will be sentenced on April 28.