Posts Tagged ‘Direkte Aktion’

Grossbritannien: Uuuund “ACTION!”

Montag, Juni 4th, 2012

“Faslane’s 30 Days of Action

News by Leonna O’Neill

Faslane Peace Camp reveal details of some of the host of actions planned against the Trident nuclear weapon system in Scotland during June.

ImageFaslane Peace Campers are happy to announce that the 30 Days of Action, from 9 June to 9 July, will be filled with anti-nuclear shenanigans of the highest order.

Of the things we can disclose: there will be a CND peace picnic on 17 June; a peace march from Glasgow to Faslane from 21-23 of June; and on 1-2 July there will be a two-day Rise Up musical gathering – everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary!

On 6 July, academics from all over the world will descend on Faslane for a Security Seminar Blockade, reclaiming the public space for democratic debate on what security means both geopolitically and in people’s everyday lives.

Oh, and The Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (CIRCA) will NOT be marching on Faslane nuclear submarine lair on 7 July, oh no!

On everything else: there will be artful insurgency throughout of a nature we would prefer not to disclose to ‘the powers that be’. We hope to take nonviolent direct action at least once a day! So do come along whenever you can and you will find actions waiting to happen via autonomous, inclusive, consensus-based planning and participation.

You may find yourself racing in a Peace Olympics or reclaiming our beautiful hills!

Faslane naval base, 25 miles north-west of Glasgow, houses Britain’s Trident nuclear missile submarines. Updates of the 30 Days on Indymedia. Contact Faslane Peace Camp on 07511 793 227; faslane30 AT


(Quelle: Peace News.)

USA: If I have a hammer…

Donnerstag, Juli 7th, 2011

“Fr. Carl Kabat arrested at Kansas City Plant construction site

Kansas City Plant construction site


Fr. Carl Kabat entered the construction site of the new nuclear bomb factory in Kansas City, Missouri at approximately 10:00 p.m. on July 3. At dawn on July 4 he had broken the windows of a number of the large cranes present there. We are awaiting more information, such as the circumstances of his arrest, but do know that Carl is currently being held at the downtown Kansas City, Missouri jail. His statement is below.

I, Fr. Carl Kabat, omi, have been pondering an appropriate way to celebrate the fourth of July, commonly called Independence Day. Today it would be more appropriate to call it Interdependence Day since all of us live on this small planet Earth. To show my patriotism and love for my country and the good of my country, I have decided on a pruning hook action in Kansas City, Missouri.

The opinion of the 1995 World Court is that weapons of mass destruction are a crime against humanity.

Christian churches have said that it is a sin to build a nuclear weapon. Churches have declared that nuclear weapons are a crime against The Holy One and humanity and are to be condemned unreservedly!

Some have further stated that the manufacturing, deployment or use of nuclear must be condemned unreservedly.

The Nazis during WWII killed and burned 6 million of our Jewish sisters and brothers and 5 million sisters and brothers (who were communists, priests, Gypsies, enemy combatants, homosexuals, people with disabilities, etc). Now 4 of our Minuteman IIIs could, in 30 minutes, go half way around the world and kill 12 million of our sisters and brothers. We have become very sophisticated and efficient in our killing and burning.

We have more nuclear weapons than all the rest of the world combined and at one time could kill everyone on this planet fifteen times over.

Eighty five percent (85%) of the parts for nuclear bombs are made by the people of Kansas City.

May The Holy One have mercy on us all!

By my action I wish to en-flesh the reversal of our insane actions and hope that we will start to celebrate an interdependence and rid ourselves of nuclear weapons.

Fr. Carl Kabat, omi “


(Quelle: The Nuclear Resister.)

Global: Ideen für den Muttertag, Teil 1

Mittwoch, Mai 4th, 2011




CLICK HERE to see the full day’s schedule. Click here for directions to GZ. Hope to see many of you local folks there on Saturday!

Questions: Contact Anne Hall,, 206-545-3462, or Sue Ablao,, 360-930-8697.


(Quelle: Disarm Now Plowshares.)

USA: 30 Jahre Widerstand gegen den atomaren Wahnsinn

Donnerstag, August 26th, 2010

Celebrating Nuclear Resistance from the Nuclear Resister on Vimeo.

“A slide show with music prepared for the Resistance for a Nuclear Free Future gathering, July 3-5, 2010, at Maryville College, Tennessee, and the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex. Celebrating 30 years of the Nuclear Resister, Nukewatch, and the Plowshares Movement.”


(Quelle: Disarm Now Plowsharer.)

Grossbritannien: Rüstungsexport verhindert – israelische Kriegsmaschine ins Stocken gebracht

Mittwoch, August 25th, 2010

The Decommissioners – we won!

That Dark and Stormy Night

On January 17th 2009 six people broke into EDO MBM/ITT in Brighton and caused £189,000 worth of damage to computers, servers, lathes and other equipment. The activists, calling themselves the ‘decommissioners’, took their action in response to the Israeli assault on Gaza which had claimed 1,400 lives by the 17th. EDO MBM/ITT manufactures the arming unit for the Israeli F16 bombrack.

Court in the Act

The six were arrested, along with three people alleged to have supported the action. All nine were charged with conspiracy to cause criminal damage. At a month long trial at Hove Crown Court seven of the activists argued that they had a lawful excuse to damage EDO’s property as the company was complicit in war crimes. All seven were acquitted on July 2nd 2010 after the jury gave five unanimous not guilty verdicts and the judge directed that the final two should be acquitted. One activist had been found with no case to answer earlier in the trial due to lack of evidence.

Decommission Accomplished

The decommissioning of EDO MBM/ITT completely closed the factory for several days, until the main Israeli assault on Gaza was over. Paul Hills, MBM’s stony faced MD, gave evidence that some of the factory’s production machinery was out of action for up to a month. US contract information shows that ITT was negotiating the sale of further arming units at the time of the action but that the contract fell through. “It’s a real victory for the anti-war movement, The jury were presented with the facts and they supported our motivations. If people in Britain knew the truth away from media manipulations they would all support our actions” – Ornella Sabeine, EDO Decommissioner. The six had pre-recorded videos to be posted on Indymedia after the action. In his video Elijah Smith said “I don’t feel I’m going to do anything illegal tonight, but I’m going to go into an arms factory and smash it up to the best of my ability so that it cannot actually produce munitions and these very dirty bombs that have been provided to the Israeli army so that they can kill children. The time for talking has gone too far. I’m not a writer, I’m just a person from the community and I’m deeply disgusted”. The jury requested to view those videos again before they made their historic decision …and they obviously liked what they saw.

The Trial of Paul Hills

In effect the trial was turned around: it was EDO MBM in the shape of managing director Paul Hills who found themselves in the dock. Laughably they had come to court intending to pass themselves off as a company primarily manufacturing in-flight entertainment equipment. He was presented with a dossier of evidence painstakingly built up over the years by campaigners, which pointed firmly at the company’s complicity in war crimes. Perhaps we should spare a thought for Paul standing right now in front of ITTs board explaining how a bunch of goddam two-bit limey soap-dodgers were able to smash his factory up with hammers and walk out of court smiling. The answer is that Paul Hill’s evidence was more full of holes than his factory’s windows. Here’s just a few edited highlights of five days of his cross-examination. Hills revealed that the company have owned the rights to the main bomb rack used on Israeli F-16s – the VER-2 – since 1998. He admitted removing website evidence of his company’s dealings with Israel as early as 2004, the date of the first protests. He admitted having interfered with the crime scene, retrieving debris and papers, before police photographers arrived. He claimed to have police permission but no police statement backed him up. There has been speculation that £189,000 is actually an underestimate of the damage caused and that more controversial evidence may have been spirited away. After being warned at one stage by the judge that he was at risk of perjuring himself if he contradicted evidence he’d produced in earlier court cases, crucially he ended by admitting that anyone looking at the evidence presented to him in court would form the reasonable belief that his company was involved in arms sales to Israel. It was this that the defendants needed to convince the jury of – that there was an obvious link between this factory and the bombardment of Gaza. A witness, Sharyn Lock, provided the background necessary for the jury to understand the full scope of the horror then unfolding in Gaza. Now a trainee midwife, in 2009 she was a human-rights volunteer in Al-Quds hospital, Gaza City. She was in the Gaza strip for the whole of Operation Cast Lead, and able to show footage of a missile strike on the hospital and give evidence that F16s were among the planes attacking. The jury also saw news reports of the white phosphorus attacks on the UNWRA compound, which incinerated much-needed food and medicine. Sharyn closed her evidence by saying she had no doubt that those who armed the Israeli Air Force ‘had the blood of children on their hands’.

And then they came for the judges…

The acquittals caused a furious zionist backlash in the pages of the Jewish Chronicle, the Daily Mail, the Spectator and Israel’s Jerusalem Post with Melanie Philips calling the judge a bigot and the Zionist Federation recommending a change in the law to stop people from being able to use ‘lawful excuse’ as a defence. On the more positive side, the decommissioners were congratulated by Noam Chomsky, who said “I would like to express my respect and admiration for those who are undertaking non-violent resistance to oppose British participation in Israel’s cruel crimes in Gaza”.

ITT’s Hammertime

So what’s next for Smash EDO? The campaign is planning a mass ‘siege’ of EDO MBM/ITT on 13th October 2010. The action is dubbed “ITT’s Hammertime”, in honour of the decommissioners, and marks the start of a final push to close down the Brighton factory. Smash EDO are calling for people from across the UK and beyond to join us in besieging the factory. Activists are being asked to turn up on the 12th, convergence space will be provided. The location of the demo isn’t being announced at the moment so keep checking Email to sign up for updates on the demo.

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(Quelle: War Resisters’ International)

Langeweile muss nicht sein – Mitmachen beim Widerstand für eine Atomfreie Zukunft!

Mittwoch, April 28th, 2010

July 4th weekend, 2010 at Maryville College and the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex, Tennessee

“The Nuclear Resister, Nukewatch and the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance (OREPA) invite you to join us for a national gathering, culminating with nonviolent anti-nuclear direct action, July 3-5, 2010, to declare our independence from nuclear weapons and nuclear power. The gathering will be held at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee (tentative), with protest and action at the Y-12 nuclear weapons complex in nearby Oak Ridge, where OREPA has sustained a nonviolent campaign for over 20 years.

At a critical time in the movement for a nuclear-free future, and to mark the 30th anniversaries of Nukewatch and the Nuclear Resister, we are coming together to increase awareness and action around nuclear issues, and advance the role of nonviolent direct action and civil resistance in this movement. We will also be marking the 30th anniversary of the Plowshares movement and the inaugural Plowshares Eightdirect disarmament action of September 9, 1980. Come and meet with hundreds of activists from around the U.S. and world, as we educate and energize ourselves throughout a weekend of networking, music, speakers, celebration, workshops, community, nonviolence training and nonviolent action. Because long-lived radioactive waste makes this a multi-generational campaign, we envision a gathering where new and seasoned activists can meet and strategize for the future – a nuclear-free future!

We will gather two months after the 2010 Nonproliferation Treaty review conference and before the mid-term elections – a time when public attention needs to be focused on nuclear disarmament and a nuclear- and carbon-free energy future. It will also take place on the eve of the 14th anniversary of the July 8, 1996 World Court advisory opinion on nuclear weapons.

Become a sponsoring individual or organization, volunteer to help, spread the word about the celebration, and send us your photos. We hope to see you there!

This event is one of many taking place this year as part of Direct Action For Nuclear Disarmament 2010 – A Year of Resistance.

The Nuclear Resister began in 1980 to chronicle anti-nuclear and anti-war civil resistance, with a focus on supporting the men and women imprisoned for these actions. The newsletter publishes writings from prisoners, reports on actions, trials and sentencings, provides addresses of imprisoned activists and publicizes future actions.

Nukewatch has a foundation of investigating and divulging the truth about nuclear weapons and power since 1979. The organization has a strong history of drawing people together – from the missile silo fields, to H-bomb trucks on the highways, to a decade-long campaign shutting down the Navy’s Project ELF.

The Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance works to stop nuclear weapons production at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and to build nonviolent community to sustain a lasting movement for peace and justice.”

(Quelle: Nukewatch.)


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