Lynne Greenwald to appear in US Federal District Court

What’s more threatening to you:
a peaceful Mom who wants disarmament
or the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the US?

Wednesday December 9, 2009
12 noon Ecumenical Service and Vigil
1:30 pm Detention Hearing
1717 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, Washington
Courtroom D,  Judge Richard Creatura

       Lynne Greenwald faces detention in jail as a threat to the
U.S.Trident Naval Base Bangor and its nuclear weapons stockpile.
She has been ordered by the judge to undergo this special detention
hearing to decide whether she should be locked up as a security
risk before her March 3 trial.
       This trial involves her nonviolent action of crossing onto
federal property as an act of lawful resistance to nuclear weapons.
These nuclear weapons violate international law as indiscriminate
killers of civilian populations and destroyers of our environment
and all life on earth. International law also declares unlawful any
threat to use nuclear weapons such as the US strategic position to
use nuclear weapons if it judges itself to be endangered.
       Is this mellow mother of three really a threat to national
security?  Lynne has served our community for 26 years as a social
worker and health care provider for the elderly and low income
families.
       Or, are the nuclear weapons themselves the threat?
       As the US continues to enhance its nuclear weapons and fine
tune its delivery systems, the proliferation grows. Fear prevails as
nations arm themselves against one another. The possibility of
nuclear exchange grows, and the US is at the forefront of this
race, continually designing and building another generation of
nuclear weapons. What could be spent providing heath care, food,
housing, education, employment for the families Lynne cares for as
well as all the families in the US and 1/6th of our global
population is spent on maintaining the culture of death as
manifested by nuclear weapons.
       Let Lynne walk free and begin the trial of nuclear weapons.

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Disarm Now Plowshares Statement

DISARM NOW PLOWSHARES

“I will purify you from the taint of all your idols.  I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you.  I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh.  I will put my Spirit within you and make you conform to my statutes.” Ez. 36:25-27

We walk into the heart of darkness, the Naval Submarine Base Kitsap-Bangor, housing and deploying over 2,000  nuclear warheads for Trident submarines.  By their very existence they are endangering the environment, threatening  the indiscriminate destruction of life on earth, and depriving the hungry, homeless, and jobless of billions of dollars that could supply human needs throughout the world. Continue reading

Ban and Bar of Nuclear Weapons at Naval Base Kitsap/Bangor under International Law

Letter to Ban and Bar Nuclear Weapons from Naval Base Kitsap/Bangor
under International Law.

Disarm Now Plowshares

November 2, 2009
Hand Delivery

Captain Mark Olsen
Commander US Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor
120 South Dewey St
Bremerton, WA 98314

YOU have been involved in the housing, deployment and threatened use of immoral and illegal nuclear weapons on Naval Base Kitsap/Bangor. These weapons and their delivery systems include Trident submarines, Trident II D-5 missiles, and W-88 and W-76 nuclear warheads. These weapons, and their delivery systems, threaten the destruction of other nations and people and as such constitute violation of International Law and of Ruling of the International Tribunal of Justice of 1996.

You are hereby notified that effective upon receipt of this letter that the disarmament of all nuclear weapons at Naval Base Kitsap/Bangor is to begin immediately and continue until all nuclear weapons are disarmed and removed.

You are further informed that delay or failure to begin disarmament will lead to the prosecution before the International Tribunal of Justice of all naval and civilian personnel responsible for the delay.

This barment letter is issued for the protection and security of people, animals, and all creation of our world.

Any compelling reason for naval or civilian exemption from prosecution by the International Tribunal can be entered with the secretariat of the International Tribunal.

(Address; International Tribunal, International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands)

Steve Kelly, S.J.,
Lynne Greenwald,
Anne Montgomery, RSCJ,
Susan Crane,
Bill Bichsel, S.J.

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