ground zero center for nonviolent action

Protest Trial Tomorrow

UPDATE: Summary of defendants' pre-sentencing statements now available here.

Tomorrow is trial. I and five others are accused by the Navy of trespassing at Bangor Naval Nuclear Weapons base. We follow in the wake of the Plowshares Five http://disarmnowplowshares.wordpress.com/. The following article is also published in the June issue of Works In Progress.

Report from Ground Zero

I posted a report about yesterday's protest at Ground Zero, http://peacepotential.blogspot.com/2011/05/military-submarines-are-offen... —As an aside, I am currently being prosecuted by the Navy and DOJ on federal trespassing charges. I am accused of trespassing on federal property this past January, during the GZ MLK Jr. vigil and traditional civil disobedience activities...

Berd

p.s. next court date is June 1st

Our Job is to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Hiroshima/Nagasaki Weekend at Ground Zero

If you oppose militarism and imperialism, then you might be interested in learning more and/or participating in some or all of the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action Hiroshima/Nagasaki remembrance events at Ground Zero, which is near the Bangor Naval Submarine Base on the Kitsap Peninsula (in between the Puget Sound and Hood Canal.)

August 6-9 at GZ        "ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS: OUR JOB NOW! "

Join the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action for four days of activities in remembrance of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  All events are at our beautiful new house at 16159 Clear Creek Rd. NW, Poulsbo, WA 98730, unless otherwise noted.

http://www.gzcenter.org/events_8-10.html#HN%202010%20schedule

Make Friends, Not War

I wanna be your friend.

Military Personnel (I want to be your friend. I want the USA to stop abusing you.)
Military Personnel (I want to be your friend. I want the USA to stop abusing you.)

Saturday 16 January 2010
Naval Base Kitsap Bangor
Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Action
www.gzcenter.org/

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Brian Wilson — Resisting Weapons of Empire

Here's a video from a recent talk given by Brian Wilson at the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action. The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action formed in resistance to the Trident nuclear weapons system, which exists in capacity to launch first strike nuclear attack.

Brian Wilson | Resisting Weapons of Empire

[Make sure to also see the video of a talk by Laura Nader, which appears in the comments section.]

Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action Martin Luther King Jr. Day Vigil

Martin Luther King Jr.Rumor has it that the Bangor Naval Submarine Base, on the Kitsap Peninsula, maintains and stores over 2,000 nuclear warheads (which is roughly 25% of the total US stockpile of this particular type of weapon of mass destruction.) If any one of the more than 2,000 nuclear warheads were to detonate, the immediate impacts would likely be felt in Olympia.

The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action has been advocating abolition of nuclear weapons for over 30 years. The center features 3.8 acres of land abutting the trident capable submarine base.

Many experts on the issue have vigorously argued that the Trident nuclear weapon missile system is illegal because of offensive strike capabilities. Some say that the existence of these weapons is a crime against humanity, and a crime against peace.

In order to honor, commemorate, and celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., the Ground Zero Center holds a regular meeting, traditional vigil, and nonviolent direct resistance action (in the form of civil road-blocks.) The Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative actions are one of three yearly GZ actions.

For more information about this weekend's events, or the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action in general: www.gzcenter.org

Peace Walkers Coming Through Olympia - You're Invited

Puget Sound 2008 Interfaith Peace Walk Flyer

You're invited to a potluck gathering to welcome the Peace Walkers as they travel through Olympia toward their final destination at Ground Zero, Bangor Kitsap Naval Submarine Base.

Gather Thursday, August 7th, 2008 at 6 pm at Tibor's. To get to Tibor's house, head out on Mud Bay Road and turn left on Delphi. Follow Delphi to 40th St and turn right. Tibor's house is the second house on the left, with an earth flag in the yard. If you have trouble finding it, call Gilberto and Senji's cell phone - (206) 356-4362.

It's a potluck, and Peace Walkers are usually pretty hungry, so bring enough to share. [But don't let a lack of bringing food stop you from going. I am sure there will be enough if everyone who can bring something does.]

Come on out, whether you're a long time supporter, or if you're just curious and you want to learn more about the problem of nuclear weapons or peace walking in general. I have word that one of the peace walkers will give a talk. If you're nice you might even be able to ask a question.

peace, maybe I'll see you there.

p.s. sorry for the short notice

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