2-part Discussion of civil resistance and nonviolent direct action for the abolition of nuclear weapons - Duluth

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Join discussions at the Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St., downtown Duluth, on Wed, Oct 31, 2012, 7:30 p.m. and again on Tues, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. about civil resistance and nonviolent direct action for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

With disarmament activists Greg Boertje-Obed – who recently entered the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Donna Howard, Project ELF pole-cutter, Bonnie Urfer, Project ELF pole cutter and John LaForge, ballistic missile guidance system dismantler.
There will be a free screening of the 1983 documentary “In the King of Prussia”, Starring Martin Sheen, along with the late Philip Berrigan, Dan Berrigan, the late Anne Montgomery and former Duluthian Carl Kabat.
Directed by Emile de Antonio, the film dramatizes the highly politicized trial of anti-war activists in Pennsylvania known as the “Plowshares Eight.” In September 1980, the eight rushed inside a General Electric weapons factory in King of Prussia, PA, and, in a protest against nuclear weapons and war plans, they poured vials of their own blood onto secret missile plans and used household hammers to damage nose-cones being built for nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The film is intercut with clips from actual news coverage of the trial. The “Plowshares Eight” portray themselves in the production. The nonviolent activists were imprisoned before trial and after being found guilty.
Trial judge Judge Samuel Salus II is portrayed by Martin Sheen, the BAFTA, Golden Glove and Emmy Award winning actor.
Sponsors include:
Veterans for Peace - Chapter 80, Nukewatch, Loaves & Fishes Community, Every Church a Peace Church, Adeline’s, Open Circle Community, Grandmothers for Peace, Northland Anti-War Coalition, Pax Christi
Contact nukewatch1@lakeland.ws