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Archive for April, 2019

FORMER L.A. CATHOLIC WORKER DAVID OMONDI LOSES GUILTY VERDICT APPEAL.

On Wednesday, April 10, we received word that the U.S. District Court upheld David Omondi’s trespass conviction for his August 2016 arrest at Vandenberg AFB and subsequent February 16, 2017 trial and later sentencing when he was sentenced to six months in prison.

The head of the appellate section of the Public Defender’s Office is filing an appeal in the 9th Circuit Court.

We believe David will be allowed to stay in Kenya until June.  He was granted permission to visit his family until that time by the court and U.S. Attorney’s Office, at the request of the Public Defender’s Office.  We also believe David will be able to hold off his sentence until the appeal process in the 9th Circuit Court is complete.

2019 PACIFIC LIFE COMMUNITY (PLC) ANNUAL RETREAT

More than 50 activists attended the Pacific Life Community (PLC) Annual Faith and Resistance Retreat, this year held at Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Menlo Park, CA, with a nonviolent direct action at Lockheed-Martin Corp in nearby Sunnyvale. Lockheed produces the Trident intercontinental ballistic missiles for launching nuclear weapons from Trident submarines. Eleven nuclear resisters were arrested during a blockade of Lockheed-Martin’s main gate. Those arrested included former LACW community member Sam Yergler and Guadalupe CW Dennis Apel. All were charged with trespassing and later released with a future court date. Others arrested include: Susan Crane, Clancy Dunigan, Calia Kammer, Andrew Lanier, Elizabeth Murray, Larry Purcell, Rush Rehm, George Rodkey, and Charlie Smith. For more info visit this LINK.