Guest columnist David Rupel wrote an excellent article focused on the trial of the Plowshares activists and the immorality and illegality of nuclear weapons at Bangor.
He said of the defendants, “No reasonable person would maintain that incarcerating these aging peace activists outweighs the benefits of the valuable community services they otherwise perform. They harm no one and threaten nothing, except perhaps our collective conscience.”
Beautifully stated and so very true.
In the same issue of the paper, Associated Press writers reported that the U.S. has 71,862 tons of still hot radioactive waste accumulating at commercial reactors in more than 30 states.
The best tribute we can make to our suffering Japanese sisters and brothers would be to honor all men and women of conscience, especially those who protest our own country’s nuclear madness.