Category Archives: Legal-Issues and Updates

Follow-Up to PLC Six Arraignment

As previously reported, the “PLC Six” were arraigned in a Tacoma Federal Courtroom on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 before United States Magistrate Judge David W. Christel. The six resisters had crossed the marked property line onto Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in Washington state on … Continue reading

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Standing Firm at PLC Six Arraignment

The “PLC Six” were arraigned in a Tacoma Federal Courtroom on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 before United States Magistrate Judge David W. Christel. Alex (Alexandra) Addesso, Los Angeles Catholic Worker, Los Angeles, CA; Karan Founds-Benton, Los Angeles Catholic Worker, Los … Continue reading

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PLC Nuclear Resisters to be Arraigned in Federal Court

Nuclear resisters who engaged in a nonviolent direct action at the US Navy’s Trident nuclear submarine base in Washington State will be arraigned in Federal Court. Alex (Alexandra) Addesso, Los Angeles Catholic Worker, Los Angeles, CA; Karan Founds-Benton, Los Angeles … Continue reading

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“YOU CAN JAIL THE RESISTERS BUT NOT THE RESISTANCE.”

Yesterday’s sentencing of Greg, Megan and Michael, the three members of Transform Now Plowshares, was the culmination of the government’s collusion with the Nuclear Industrial Complex.  It is collusion in the sense that the government is breaking many laws, including … Continue reading

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Mary Jane Parrine’s statement to the court

Editor’s Note:  The October 21st Federal trial of seven of the PLC 2013 resisters is a now a memory.  I summarized the trial in a previous post.  Mary Jane Parrine prepared a statement of her intentions to present to the … Continue reading

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US v Apel: Catholic Workers at the Supreme Court (Post updated 12/9/2013)

December 6th: Did man protest too close for military’s – and Supreme Court’s – comfort?, by Michael Doyle, McClatchey Washington Bureau, Dec. 4, 2013 Dec 5th:  Here is an entertaining article from the Santa Barbara Independent about Dennis’ case: Dec. … Continue reading

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Catholic Worker Dennis Apel Heads to US Supreme Court

Santa Maria, California, is home to Vandenberg Air Force Base and also the Catholic Workers at Guadalupe House.  One place launches ICBM tests toward the Marshall Islands, the other is full of gospel loving, simple living, pacifist Christians who serve … Continue reading

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