Many people across the country are still recoiling from the unexpected results of the general election. Today Allen Ruff discusses this and what needs to be done moving forward with activists Joy First, Buddy Bell, and Malachy Killbride.
Joy First is a grandmother and peace activist who has been involved in nonviolent civil resistance since 2003. Since then, she has been arrested over 30 times in Wisconsin, Iowa, Maryland, and Washington, DC participating in nonviolent actions against the crimes of our government, especially focusing on war crimes. Joy is a member of Madison Pledge of Resistance, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, and the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance.
Buddy Bell has been a co-coordinator with Voices for Creative Nonviolence since January 2012 and a volunteer since 2005. He organize Voices’ five most recent walks: weeks-long campaigns against prisons, drones, and NATO. He visited Afghanistan three times with Kathy Kelly, where they lived with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in Kabul. Buddy was with the Afghan Peace Volunteers in November 2012 as they began a project to distribute quilts to needy families in anticipation of a cold winter.
Malachy Kilbridge is a peace and social justice activist with the National Campgaign for nonviolent Resistance/NCNR. Activists with NCNR confront U.S. government officials over the war crimes committed in our name and with our tax money. He has been arrested numerous times at the Pentago, U.S. Capitol, CIA, NSA, and outside the White House. He is involved with Witness Against Torture addressing the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. He also advocated for Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, and Julian Assange and other whistle blowers who expose the crimes of our government.