I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones
-Albert Einstein (contemplating nuclear devastation)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Moms Against Bombs Four in Court Tomorrow

Elaine Hickman, Tom Rogers, Bert Sacks, and Carlo Voli are scheduled to appear in Kitsap County Court on Tuesday, July 31st at 3:00 in Room 104 for a mitigation hearing related to their arrests on May 12, 2012 at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. 

Activists from Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action held a peaceful vigil and nonviolent direct action On May 12th at the Bangor main [entrance] gate .  They protested the U.S. government’s continued deployment and upgrading of the Trident nuclear weapons system. 

The theme of the Mother's Day Weekend event was "Moms Against Bombs."

(holding banner, from left) Bert Sacks, Carlo Voli, Elaine Hickman and Tom Rogers
While the group maintained a peaceful vigil on the roadside outside the base entrance, the four mentioned above walked onto the roadway and unfurled a banner stretching across all entrance lanes.  The banner read, “Give PEACE a chance. No, seriously.”

All four protestors complied with Washington State Patrol officers when ordered to leave the roadway.  Hickman, Rogers, Sacksand Voli were cited for “Pedestrian in Roadway Illegally” (a traffic offense) and released at the scene.  The banner was not cited.

None are contesting their charges, and are prepared to go on record as to why they engaged in this action.

If you are able to attend the proceedings in support of the resisters, here is everything you need to know:
The courthouse is located at 614 Division Street, Port Orchard.

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