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Swords Into Plowshares, Volume 2

A Chronology of Plowshares Disarmament Actions, 1980-2003
  • By Arthur J. Laffin
  • Foreword by Daniel Berrigan
On September 9, 1980, the Plowshares Eight entered a General Electric plant in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and enacted the biblical command to ""beat swords into plowshares"" by hammering on the nose cones of two nuclear warheads and pouring blood on documents. Since that time, other small groups and individuals have entered manufacturing plants and military bases throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Germany, England, Ireland, Sweden, and Holland, to disarm components of nuclear and conventional weapons systems. As of Spring 2003 there have been over 150 people who, using hammers and other symbols, have carried out over 75 plowshares and related disarmament actions. This book recounts each of the actions that have occurred over the last twenty-three years and includes information about the trials and sentences plowshares activists have received. Photos of some of the actions and participants are also included in this chronology as well as other resources for peace and justice. ""This book is an important contribution to the history of the peace movement in the U.S. It recounts the dramatic plowshares actions which, over the last twenty-three years, have kept alive the spirit of resistance to the arms race, and inspires us with the courage of all those who have gone to prison for their stand against the war makers . . . I hope it will be read by people all over the country to instruct and inspire them."" -- Howard Zinn Author, A Peoples History of the United States

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781608990511
    • Manufacturer: Wipf & Stock Publ
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781608990511
    • Publication Date: 05/01/2010
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Arthur J. Laffin
    • Page Count: 99
    • Width: 5.80 inches
    • Height: 0.30 inches
    • Length: 8.80 inches
    • Weight: 0.35 pounds
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