Jan talks with Martha Hennessey, one of the members of the King’s Bay Plowshares 7, about the group’s recent trial and conviction. They are currently awaiting sentencing for their activism and face a potential 25 year prison term.
In 2015, a group of seven peace activists, some of them grandparents, broke into a U.S. nuclear submarine base and performed acts of civil disobedience to protest the government’s policy on nuclear war. Now known as the “King’s Bay Plowshares 7”, the group is headed toward trial, and their defence is being squelched by the […]
Today’s show is all about civil disobedience: the history and practice, strategies, and its role in public and political life. Our guests for the hour are from the ACLU of Wisconsin: Emilio De Torre, director of community engagement, and Molly Collins, advocacy director. We begin with a recording of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last speech, […]
Common Good Productions specializes in documentaries on complex social issues. Their recent feature films include “The Abominable Crime” about violence and homophobia in Jamaica and “Mann v. Ford” about the struggle of the Ramapough Indians to get the Ford Motor Company to clean up a toxic site on native lands. Their work has aired on […]