Nonviolent resistance against nuclear weapons
Article published on 11 August 2018
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Nonviolent resistance actions resulting in arrests were among hundreds of activities around the world commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the August 6 and August 9 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

Fr. Jim Murphy crossed the line at the U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska;
Forty-one nuclear abolitionists were arrested after a die-in at California’s Livermore nuclear weapons lab;
Tensie Hernandez entered Vandenberg Air Force Base, where ICBMs are tested;
Three activists locked on to each other and blocked the road leading into Scotland’s nuclear sub base at Faslane (one remains in jail);
Twelve nuclear disarmament activists blocked the road leading into the Bangor nuclear sub base in Washington state;
Susan Crane and John LaForge cut through the fence and entered Germany’s Büchel Air Force Base, a reported deployment site for 20 U.S. nuclear weapons;
Kathy Boylan stood on the sidewalk near the entrance to the Pentagon, holding a banner that said: “Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Butchery of Untold Magnitude”—Pope Paul VI)

[photo of Faslane blockade by David Abercromby]

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