Seven Catholic plowshares activists, along with Clare Grady (local to Ithaca) are facing up to 25 years in prison for a nonviolent action opposing nuclear weapons. The banner they are holding in the images reads "The ultimate logic of Trident is omnicide"
Clare says (and you can read the whole statement below) Clare says, "If I hold a cocked gun to a person's head, am I not using the gun?"
Read more and see what happened at their website Kingsbayplowshares7.org
Local events in Ithaca this weekend:
This weekend there will be a series of events rallying around nuclear abolition. A walk on Saturday, an Interfaith Prayer Gathering, and a film screening. You can see all the details below provided by Clare's sister Mary Anne Grady Flores.
1-2 pm - Walk for Nuclear Abolition & to support KBP7 starting at Shawn Greenwood Park (Dewitt Park) Corner of Buffalo & Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY with Japanese Buddhist nun Jun-san & Ithaca Catholic Worker Clare Grady, who have worked and walked together to disarm nuclear weapons for 35 years. (weather - 33 degrees)
3-4 pm - Interfaith Prayer Gathering for Nuclear Abolition at the First Baptist Church 309 N Cayuga, Shawn Greenwood Pk (Dewitt Park)
2pm - Film Screening at Cinemapolis
"The Nuns, The Priests, and the Bombs", a documentary about the 2 previous Plowshares nuclear disarmament actions. Clare will speak after the film.
120 E Green St
Ithaca, NY 14850
3pm - Interfaith Prayer Gathering for Nuclear Abolition
First Baptist Church
309 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850
Shawn Greenwood Pk (Dewitt Park) Cayuga St. & Buffalo St.,
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