Wednesday, December 24, 1997

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  • British Hawk

    In the early 1980s, peace activists internationally began to take literally the Biblical prophecy of Isaiah to beat swords into plowshares. From nuclear weapons manufacturing sites, to Minuteman missile silos, activists have physically attacked the weapons of war, hammering on control panels and spilling blood over communications systems.

  • A Clown, a Hammer, a Bomb, and God

    On Good Friday 1994, an Oblate priest named Carl Kabat dressed as a clown. He then went out to a Minuteman missile site in North Dakota, where he used a hammer to bend the guide rail that allows the missile silo to open. Kabat, a longtime peace activist, was sentenced to prison for this action.