Sailing into the New Year with The Golden Rule


At the recent trial of the Disarm Now Plowshares activists a retired U.S. Navy Captain who had commanded nuclear submarines during the Cold War testified on behalf of the Plowshares activists. Tom Rogers long journey had brought him to an understanding of the need to abolish these horrible weapons of mass destruction, that the government was not paying attention to people’s “legal” means of free speech, and that the Plowshares activists’ methods were justified.

In 1958 another retired U.S. Navy Captain, Albert Bigelow, embarked on his own journey of conscience and civil resistance when he and his peacemaking crew sailed the 30-foot ketch the Golden Rule toward the U.S. government’s atmospheric test site in the Marshall Islands in an attempt to stop nuclear weapons testing despite government prohibitions and a court injunction. Continue reading

Celebrating Nuclear Resistance!

A slide show prepared by Jack and Felice Cohen-Joppa of the Nuclear Resister. It was first shown at the July Nuclear Free Future gathering in Tennessee, near the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex. The video celebrates 30 years of the Nuclear Resister,  Nukewatch, and the Plowshares Movement.

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Celebrating Nuclear Resistance from the Nuclear Resister on Vimeo.

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