Susan is FREE!!!

(This just in from Margo Shafer; many thanks Margo!!!)

Susan walked out of FCI-Dublin this morning at 8:45 with no strings attached. Marti Mogensen and I were there to greet her. After a brief stop at a Starbucks for a coffee fix, we drove straight to Redwood City to the catholic worker where she was warmly welcomed. Here’s a photo of her on the outside! It all went very smoothly with no glitches. Continue reading

Susan’s upcoming release… and a poem

Dear Friends,

Susan Crane will walk out of the Dublin Federal Correctional Institution on October 19th.

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Help Document Disarm Now Plowshares

Dear Friends,

One of the greatest challenges we face in the movement to abolish the scourge of nuclear weapons is VISIBILITY.  Although you see the words nuclear and weapons combined in the news, it’s usually in the context of hand wringing over Iran or North Korea or other “rogue states” acquiring nuclear weapons. Continue reading

Where’s Steve???

Hi Kids,

Welcome to “Where’s Steve???”.  As many of you know, Steve Kelly has been on the road, his whereabouts unknown to the general public and agencies of the Federal government. Continue reading

Walk for Nuclear Disarmament in the News

Friends, Susan Crane and others gathered this morning outside the Federal Correctional Institution at Dublin at the end of their 40 mile peace walk that started at Lockheed-Martin in Sunnyvale. KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley, California, covered today’s gathering and ran the story on this evening’s The Pacifica Evening News at 6:00. The story begins just before the 36 minute mark.  If the fancy link below doesn’t work for you, you can click here to listen.

The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – August 22, 2012 at 6:00pm

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Walk for Nuclear Disarmament: From Lockheed to Lock-Up

(News Release sent out August 14th)

Members of the Pacific Life Community, along with other peace activists, will accompany a Plowshares activist on a peace walk from a major nuclear weapons system maker to the Federal prison where she has been ordered to return. Continue reading

Disarm Now Peace Walk for Nuclear Disarmament (August 19 – 22)

Dear Friends,

Our friend Susan Crane has been ordered to return to the prison at Dublin, California on August 22nd. If you haven’t read the summary of Susan’s July 23rd probation hearing you can read it here. She was given 60 days of additional prison time. Continue reading

Susan’s July 23rd Hearing

Susan Crane was in U.S. District Court, Tacoma, Washington on July 23, 2012 where she was given 60 additional days of prison time for her noncooperation with the conditions of supervised release. Here are some photos from the day along with music (The Ballad of Disarm Now Plowshares) by James Morgan.  Judge Settle told Susan to report to prison when she is notified by the probation officer, which is likely to be some time in September.

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Helen Young interviewed about the Elder “Commandos” of Disarm Now Plowshares

Friends,

Robbin Shannon recently interviewed Helen Young on Fordham Conversations at WFUV.org, 90.7 FM about the Disarm Now Plowshares.  Helen is Emmy Award winning writer, producer and film maker, currently working on a documentary called “The Bangor 5.”

Listen to the audio interview at WFUV.org.  The interview with Helen begins just after 4 minutes, 30 seconds into the program.

The interview is a great way to familiarize yourself with work of the Disarm Now Plowshares.  Here’s the description from the WFUV Website:

Five Senior Citizens’ Break into a Military Base

A discussion with Emmy Award winning filmmaker Helen Young who’s producing a documentary called “The Bangor 5.” It follows the case of five unlikely commandos, all over the age of 60, who executed a bold break-in at a military bases near Seattle that stockpiled nuclear weapons.

Peace,

Leonard

Living In an Urban Village

Living In an Urban Village

by Lynne Greenwald

written for the Tacoma Catholic Worker newsletter

One of my favorite activities is showing visitors around our community.  Guests are often surprised at the number of houses, gardens and services offered.  By providing housing, showers, meals, clean socks and countless opportunities to just listen, provide a smile and a sign of respect, many of the people that live in this 4-block area share a vision of another way of living with others. Continue reading

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