Ramsey Clark to speak on behalf of Disarm Now!

Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark will give a public presentation at the Carwein Auditorium, University of Washington Tacoma campus on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 6:30 PM. He will speak about international law and civilian responsibility in the context of nuclear disarmament.

The U.S. continues to pursue an aggressive policy that perpetuates the development, production and potential use of nuclear weapons, wasting billions of taxpayer dollars that need to be spent on human needs.  At the heart of this issue are citizens’ responsibility to resist our government’s illegal actions, and the government’s criminalization of such dissent.

Clark will also testify on behalf of the Disarm Now Plowshares co-defendants during their motions hearing on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 1:30 PM. in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, Tacoma Courthouse.

Clark was U.S. Attorney General under President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1967 to 1969, and supervised drafting and passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

The former Attorney General has provided legal defense for Plowshares activist Philip Berrigan, as well as Camilo Mejia, Leonard Peltier and Lori Berenson.

Supporters of Disarm Now Plowshares will gather in front of the Tacoma courthouse from 12:30 to 1:00 for music and reflection prior to the 1:30 PM motions hearing on Tuesday.

Carwein Auditorium is located in the Keystone Building, just north of the library.  Click on the “Events” link for updates on this and other upcoming events.

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