The Common Good
September/October 2006

Plowshares Action

by Rose Marie Berger | September/October 2006

Catholic priest Carl Kabat and military veterans Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli led a Plowshares direct action against nuclear weapons when they entered the E-9 missile silo in North ...

Catholic priest Carl Kabat and military veterans Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli led a Plowshares direct action against nuclear weapons when they entered the E-9 missile silo in North Dakota last June to symbolically disable a nuclear warhead by pouring their own blood and hammering on the silo lid. They face up to 30 years in prison. “I believe Jesus led us to do this witness based on his teachings of intervening for the sake of the poor,” Boertje-Obed said in a press release. “These weapons are killing us and the poor today.” There have been more than 80 Plowshares disarmament actions since they began in 1980.

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