Tag Archives: Plowshares

The Valve Turners, the Plowshares and other protesters

I wanted to share some news about protest with you that was a bit less… gruesome than the recent protest in Prospect Park.  These are the Valve Turners, who’ve shut off oil pipelines and raised havoc with the companies pumping ‘unconventional oil’ (derived from the planet-wrecking practices of refining bitumen from shale and tar-sands). One […]

Photographer goes to JAIL in US

Your government is sending an Ithaca Grandmother to prison for six months for taking photographs of a demonstration at an Air National Guard base. The convicted party is Mary Anne Grady Flores, part of a family protest lineage dating back to the 1980’s when her father John Grady did prison time for a Plowshares protest*(details […]

Keeping up the fight when the fight is lost

One of the issues that hangs up discussions of near term human extinction (especially among those who understand that we might well be on the road for that) is the way the larger public might abandon any attempt to fix the climate if they know we’ve passed the point of no return. I’ve had conversations and […]

Support the Flood 12–Update

from the people organizing the petition: Jan 31, 2015 — Due to a shortage of judges in Manhattan next week, the trial has been postponed. It’s now tentatively scheduled for March 2nd, which means we have a month longer to collect signatures on this petition! Additionally, one of the defendants had to drop out and take […]

Appeal filed for Transform Now Plowshares seeks reversal of convictions

Originally posted on Transform Now Plowshares:
Two years after Megan Rice, Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli entered the Y12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge, TN to issue an indictment against the continuing production of nuclear weapons components there and to oppose plans for a multi-billion dollar Uranium Processing Facility which would produce thermonuclear cores…

Father Carl Kabat celebrates Fourth of July

How did you spend your Fourth of July? Father Carl Kabat, an 80 year old priest who has spent some 17 years in prison for protesting against war and weapons, spent the Fourth of July spattering red paint across a sign at a Kansas City plant just opened. He is spending this weekend in jail as […]

Cecily McMillan–a critical Occupy trial at hand

If you read this space, you know that I write about troublemakers. The three kinds of troublemakers I’ve written about are: Intentional troublemakers who expect prison time for their deeds. This is a relatively small group–the Plowshares activists come to mind. Their whole point is to be arrested in protest because the thing they’re protesting […]