Henry Stoever went to trial Feb. 23 after crossing the property line at the local nuclear weapons plant. After the trial, Henry said, “Officials have blinders on to what this plant is doing to the poor and to the Earth.”
The drumbeats of war grow louder / As Russia forays into Ukraine on 2/22/22 … One disarmed lone lawyer goes to trial
Henry Stoever was tried for crossing the property line at the local nuclear weapons plant Feb. 23. The prosecutor and judge refused to allow him to have as an exhibit his trial brief. They refused to allow him to argue the intent and purposes of his action. Here is the brief!
The four defendants at the Feb. 18 trial were voluntarily arrested for trespassing May 31, 2021, at the National Security Campus, operated by Honeywell for the National Nuclear Security Administration. As one of the defendants stated the day of the trial, “Why are we on trial and not those who make these weapons?”
“I plead my case to two higher courts for recourse—the court of global humanity, and the court of Divine justice,” Jim Hannah said Feb. 18. “Neither of these courts would find me or my co-defendants guilty for witnessing against nuclear weapons. More likely, they would judge us wanting if we had done nothing.”
“A secret, pervasive court,” says Brian Terrell, “must ensure above all else that the profligate and profitable production of weapons never be impeded, even at the risk of destroying all life on the planet.”
Defendant Tom Mountenay made this statement in KC MO Municipal Court, noting, “It is in the spirit of love that I will try to live PeaceWorks’ core truth: peace works!”
Last Memorial Day, five persons crossed the line that guards drew on the entry road to the National Security Campus, where 80 percent of the parts for US nuclear weapons are made or procured. Now come the trials. On Friday, Feb. 18, defendants Jim Hannah, Tom Mountenay, Christian Brother Louis Rodemann, and Brian Terrell will … Continue reading Reminder of trials 2/18 & 2/23, and why we keep crossing the line
On Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, peace-loving activists gathered to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (the Ban Treaty) with a rally and caravan.
I recall words of Martin Luther King Jr. and share selections from a book by children and quotes from a prophetic archbishop who calls for abolishing nuclear weapons arsenals around the world.