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)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

"Listen to Learn": Rosalie Riegle speaks on resistance and Plowshares

Dear Friends,

Author and activist Rosalie Riegle spent considerable time around Puget Sound during her recent book tour. Doing Time for Peace and Crossing the Line are her two most recent books containing oral narratives of war resisters.

While in Seattle Rosalie was invited to appear on KEXP's Community Forum on May 18th.  In a conversation with KEXP's Mike McCormick, Rosalie focused a large part of the half hour on Plowshares, and particularly the Transform Now Plowshares.

Click on the following link to listen to the interview: http://hotpotatomedia.com/mpgs/051813cf.mp3

Rosalie at Kings Books, Tacoma, Washington with Tom Karlin, whose oral
narrative appears in Doing Time for Peace.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Youth lead the way toward a nuclear weapons free world

Dear Friends,

A group of youth from St. Leo Church in Tacoma led a vigil at the Bangor Trident nuclear submarine base on April 14th in witness against nuclear weapons. You can watch a video of the day below (with thanks to videographer Rodney Herold), and read an article about their vigil in the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) written by Julie Gunter: Washington youth pair anti-nuclear action with Scottish protests.
The NCR article quotes (among others) Bill Bichsel who laments the state of the world that current and previous generations have created for the young people and future generations, and says ”My generation, and the generation following, have left so much violence, so many systems of exploitation, to our young people,” he said. “I believe we have the obligation to let them know we’ve made mistakes, and help give them the strength to resist what we didn’t have the strength to resist.”
With gratitude to these young people, and their strength and courage, AND for models like Bix and others who show the way (to PEACE).