"There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest." — Elie Wiesel

Friday, December 6, 2013

Swords into Plowshares at the Supreme Court

Greetings Abolitionists,

This week our good friend Dennis Apel was in the United States Supreme Court as attorneys vigorously argued his case defending his right to protest at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  You can read more about this important case (posts and links) at the Pacific Life Community Blog.

This case has huge implications for our right to gather and protest at not just Vandenberg, but at any US Government installation, military or otherwise.  We are watching this case closely, and Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action submitted an Amicus Brief to the court on Dennis' behalf.

Speaking of Freedom of Speech, Fr. Steve Kelly and Joe Morton made a clear statement in front of the Supreme Court on the day the justices heard this case (December 4th).  Here's the photo (with a pretty darn clear message for The Supremes):

(l to r) Joe Morton and Steve Kelly in front of the Supreme Court
Beyond the case heard this week, as well as the decision soon to come out of the court, let us hope that our efforts to turn swords into plowshares and turn the tides of war continue with great strength and that they one day bear fruit.

In Peace,


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