Thursday, November 7, 2019

Some of my tweets from November 1 - 7

Empty Planet ?

Who to believe????   Some experts insist on telling us that our Earth won't be able to sustain the exploding population.  On the other hand, other experts like the Canadian guys in the vid below have data that seem to show that our population growth has begun to shrink.  
Whatever ... quite an interesting vid.


Friday, November 1, 2019

Some of my tweets from Oct 28 - 31

Monday, October 28, 2019

If you are a Peace Activist and trying to tell your government to stop killing human beings .... BEWARE


you might find yourself thrown in prison for 25 years. 

  Kings Bay Plowshares7

Defendents Found Guilty on All Four Counts, October 24th

Peace Activists Face 25 Years for Action at U.S. Nuclear Submarine Base

Background:

DemocracyNow Vid  from April 2019

 Vid below from On Contact October 2019

 

Kathy Kelly at Dissident Voice

 Trident Is the Crime

On October 24, following a three-day trial in Brunswick, GA, seven Catholic Workers who acted to disarm a nuclear submarine base were convicted on three felony counts and one misdemeanor. The defendants face 20 years in prison, yet they emerged from their trial seeming quite ready for next steps in their ongoing witness. Steve Kelly, a Jesuit priest who has already spent ten years in prison for protesting nuclear weapons, returned, in shackles, to the local jail. Because of an outstanding warrant, Steve has been locked up for over eighteen months, since the day of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 action.

On that day, April 4, 2018, the group had entered a U.S. Navy Submarine base which is a home port for the Trident nuclear missile fleet. Just one of those nuclear missiles, if launched, would cause 1,825 times more damage than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The Plowshares activists aimed to expose illegal and immoral weapons that threaten all life on earth.
They had spent two years in prayerful preparation for their action. Two of them, Mark Colville and Liz McAlister, spent most of the months before their trial began in the Glynn County jail. Three others, Martha Hennessy, Carmen Trotta and Clare Grady wore “ankle monitors” and were subject to strict curfews for many months while they engaged in outreach and prepared for trial. Because federal law requires 60 – 90 days before sentencing, to allow for background checks, the seven probably won’t be sentenced before late December.

My colleague Brian Terrell, who attended all of the trial, described the chief prosecutor as a bully. In a series of accusations, this prosecutor claimed that Clare Grady and her co-defendants believed themselves to be “a law unto themselves.” Clare calmly pointed out that “the egregious use of weapons is bullying, not the painted peace messages.”

Emerging from the courthouse, the defendants and their lawyers earnestly thanked  the numerous supporters who had filled the courtroom, the overflow court room and the sidewalks outside the court. Bill Quigley, the main lawyer for the defense, thanked the defendants for their efforts to save “all of our lives,” noting the jury was not allowed to hear about weapons with enough power to destroy life on earth as we know it. Liz Mc Alister, who with Phil Berrigan had helped found the Plowshares movement, turned 79 years old while in jail. She thanked supporters but also urged people to be active in opposing nuclear weapons and the abuses of the U.S. prison system.

When I learned of the jury’s verdict, I had just signed a post card to Steve.......

Some of my tweets Oct 13 - 27

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Some of my tweets from Oct 1 - 12