Put Trident On Trial!!!

Dear Friends,

Just one year ago today the five members of the Disarm Now Plowshares, along with their legal team and supporters, packed the courtroom in the Tacoma Union Station Federal Courthouse for their trial resulting from the 2009 Disarm Now Plowshares action.

As I sat through that trial with our courageous brothers and sisters who were (and still are) willing to risk everything for the sake of humanity I marvelled at who was on trial.  It was Trident, the most horrific, abominable, omnicidal weapon ever conceived – and also a weapon that our government refuses to give up –  that should have been on trial.

Early morning, December 8, 2010, at the Tacoma Federal Courthouse

Had our justice system been functioning as it should, the members of Disarm Now Plowshares would have been able to do just that – put Trident on trial.

The outcome of that December trial only strengthened our resolve to continue the struggle against the merchants of death and speak out for life.  Bix’s reflection today reminds us that “in the stillness and early shadows of Advent” we may find an opening.  May we be open to the Spirit, and walk in its “hope and light,” and may we continue the journey of resistance until one day these weapons are no more.

In Thanks, Peace and Hope,


One Response

  1. I cant belaive it has been 31 years since that .Thank You for reminding me .Peace and Love Uncle Bill Boo . The loss of faith and compassion in this country make me feel like we live in a 3rd world country at times.I will as all will countinue to support and fight the unjust behavior of some. Merry Christmas and hope to see you soon.

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