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Disarm Now Plowshares London solidarity vigil - 28 March

dv | 22.03.2011 20:57 | Anti-militarism | World

Support vigil outside the US embassy, Grosvenor Square in solidarity with the five Disarm Now Plowshares activists about to face sentencing in the US for their major nuclear disarmament action in November 2009.

WHEN? Monday 28 March, 2011, 12noon-6pm
WHERE? US Embassy, 24 Grosvenor Square, London W1A 2LQ
(Bond Street / Marble Arch tube)

London Vigil in Solidarity with the Disarm Now Plowshares Five!

In the early hours of 2 November, 2009, five veteran peace activists were arrested at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Washington, USA. Their crime? Cutting fences and walking onto the grounds of the Trident strategic nuclear weapons facility. They carried a banner, trailed blood, and scattered sunflower seeds, and hammered symbolically for disarmament.

The five are: Bill "Bix" Bischel, S.J., 81; Susan Crane, 65; Lynne Greenwald, 60; Steve Kelly, S.J., 60; Anne Montgomery RSCJ, 83.

They say: "As U.S. citizens we are responsible under the Nuremberg Principles for this threat of first-strike terrorism hanging over the community of nations, rich and poor."

On December 13, 2010, a federal jury found the five guilty of trespass, felony damage to federal property, felony injury to property and felony conspiracy to damage property.

On Monday 28 March, they will return to court to discover their fate. Each defendant faces possible sentences of up to ten years in prison, for their 'crimes': trying to prevent nuclear war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Bring banners, placards, peace flags, tea lights in jam jars, and hope for a peaceful future without the threat of nuclear annihilation.

This vigil has been called by members of London Catholic Worker, Figtree and Trident Ploughshares

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More info on the Disarm Now Plowshares Five:

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