sacred earth and space plowshares #2
challenging policies illegal under international law with the right of religious faith and capacity of individual consciences to resist, on october 6, 2002 three dominican sisters cut through fences to a missile site near greeley colorado, hammered on the silo and sliding lid rails, leaving their blood there in the sign of a cross; convicted of interfering with defense property, in addition to fines and restitutions the sisters were sentenced as follows:sister jackie hudson to 30 months, sister carol gilbert to 33 months, sister ardeth platte to 41 months
historical note - there have been over seventy nine plowshares actions since 1980 when the plowshares 8 walked into the general electric plant in pennsylvania.
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january 4, 2004