"In the spring of 2021, my mind told me, 'Something has to be done,'" says Henry Stoever to colleagues before his trial. "Jim (Hannah) said, 'Do you mind if I join you?' And then Tom (Mountenay) and Brother Louis (Rodemann) and Brian (Terrell) said, 'I'd like to be in on this journey, too.'"--Among supporters in the courthouse lobby before Henry's trial 2/23/22 are, from left, Sister Theresa Maly, Debora Demeter, Jane Stoever, Daniel Karam, Ron Faust, and Mary Hladky (taking notes).--Photo by Kriss Avery; "disarm" poster by Ann Suellentrop.

Trial brief of Henry Stoever re resisting nuclear weapons

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!

Courtroom, from left: Prosecutor Jesse Sendejas questions Lt. Michael Clark, standing at the podium; Judge Ardie A. Bland presides; and defendants listen (from left)—Brother Louis Rodemann, Jim Hannah, Tom Mountenay, Brian Terrell.—Sketch by Pat Marrin

Judge tells nuke resisters, ‘Continue to fight for what you believe is right’

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?”

Bennette Dibben, foreground, left, and Tom Mountenay lead the one-mile march to the National Security Campus entry road on May 31, 2021, before Tom crosses the property line—his witness for the peace of a nuclear-weapons-free world.—Photo by Jane Stoever

‘Loving, dreaming, and living toward a future where war will be no more’

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!”

In detention on Memorial Day, recalling the deaths caused by contaminants from making parts for nukes in KC: from left, Henry Stoever, Brian Terrell, Brother Louis Rodemann, Jim Hannah, and Tom Mountenay.--Photo by Tom Fox

Do ‘court support’ at 1/26 and 2/18 trials of nuke protesters

Five activists opposed the US nuclear weapon build-up on Memorial Day 2021 and come to trial in KC MO on two separate dates. Come for court support!