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Disarm Now Plowshares
Trident: Illegal + Immoral
November 2, 2009 - All Souls Day

Five people arrested on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, WA
Bill “Bix” Bischel, S.J., 81; Susan Crane, 65; Lynne Greenwald, 60;
Steve Kelly, S.J., 60; Anne Montgomery RSCJ, 83

Participants cut fences and walked
onto Strategic Weapons Facility grounds,
carrying a banner, trailing blood, and scattering sunflower seeds.
They hammered symbolically for disarmament.

"As U.S. citizens we are responsible under the Nuremberg Principles
for this threat of first-strike terrorism
hanging over the community of nations, rich and poor.
Moreover, such planning, preparation, and deployment
is a blasphemy against the Creator of life, imaged in each human being."

Press Releases
Arraignment (Oct. 2010)
Indictment (Sept. 2010)

Action (Nov. 2009)
Statements by members of Disarm Now Plowshares
Disarm Now Plowshares statement

Letter to Captain Mark Olsen, Commander US Naval Base
Motion To Immediately Dismiss Charges and Memo in Support (pdf)
Susan Crane: Some thoughts about going onto Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor
Bill Bichsel, S.J.: Lethal Force
Trident Safety
Statements in support of Disarm Now Plowshares
Letter of support from Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu (pdf)
Missioning Letter to Bill Bichsel, S.J., from Jesuit provincial
Nobel Laureates Call for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
Facts and legal perspectives
Fact sheet: Trident Submarine & Missile System
Various Links to information about Tridents
Trident Safety
The Trident and International Law, by Judge C. G. Weeramantry (pdf)
International Law Perspectives: Nuclear Free Obligations and Trident II, by Anabel Dwyer (pdf)
Photo Gallery
News articles (Updated 12/21/09)