Plowshares Appeal: A Photo Finish


Here’s a photo of the legal team, defendants and supporters taken March 8th in the courtroom where the case for the Disarm Now Plowshares appeal was argued.

(left to right) Tom Campbell, Fr. Bix, Oratai Tresl, Dale Kremer, Lisa Kremer, unnamed future Plowshares legal counsel, Albert P. Linnell, Ann Linnell, Jerome Kuh, Paula Olson and Roger Hunko.

As for the court’s decision, here’s what Blake Kremer had to say: “The court ruled for the government, finding that international law was not an issue before the trial court, and that the government had adequately established that Sister Anne, Father Steve, Father Bix, Susan and Lynne were malicious.  Onward and forward.”

So there you have it – “MALICIOUS”!!!  I’m sure we are all eternally grateful to the judges on the appellate (KANGAROO) court for confirming the malicious intent of these devoted priests, nun and lay people.  Knowing them as I do I would never have known that any of them have a malicious bone in their bodies.  Well, now that the court has cleared up that little misunderstanding we can move on to other, more important issues, right???  Right???

And of course, President Obama must be relieved to know that yet another precedent has been established in yet another U.S. court that international law is “not an issue” in matters relating to the National Security State.

Click the links below to read the previous posts about the appeal:

Disarm Now Plowshares Appeal: “an exciting morning…”

Disarm Now Plowshares loses appeal (government loses moral values)

With great thanks to all of the attorneys who have supported the Disarm Now Plowshares from pre-trial, through trial and sentencing, and now through the appeals process! 



Disarm Now Plowshares loses appeal (government loses moral values)

Hot off the presses from Courthouse News Service is news of today’s appelate court ruling on the Disarm Now Plowshares appeal of their conviction for the 2009 Plowshares action at the Bangor Trident submarine base. As usual, U.S. “law” (protecting government property) trumps the Hague Convention, Nuremberg Principles, the laws of war, every precept of international humanitarian law and pretty much every treaty to which the U.S. is a party. Why??? Because we say so!!!  Continue reading

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