Against Nuclear Annihilation

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Since the end of the Soviet Union, most activists have turned their attention from nuclear weapons. But the nuclear threat never went away and now Trump appears to be launching a new arms race. Yet over the last forty years, participants in the Ploughshares movement have put their bodies on the line to oppose nuclear weapons. Clare Grady and Martha Hennessy, two members of the Kings Bay Ploughshares Seven who both face 25 years in federal prison, discuss the danger posed by nuclear weapons, and how their community sustains civil resistance, which demands great personal sacrifice. Hennessy also talks about her grandmother, Catholic Worker movement founder Dorothy Day. Resources: Kings Bay Ploughshares [1] Sign Global Petition to Dismiss Charges Against Anti-Nuclear Plowshares Activists Facing 25 Years [2] International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons [3] Don't Bank on the Bomb [4] [1] https://www.kingsbayplowshares7.org/ [2] https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-global-petition-to-dismiss-charges-against-anti-nuclear-plowshares-activists-facing-25-years?source=direct_link& [3] http://www.nuclearban.org/#takeaction [4] https://www.dontbankonthebomb.com/take-action-for-divestment/

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