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Heartland Speaks-military air show rally & arrests in Salina, KS (2)

Eight of us were arrested Oct. 15, 2008 at the site of the Salina, Kansas "bombing and strafing" air show after "crossing the line" during a demonstration against increased U.S. militarization and the use of depleted uranium munitions. Four of the jailed were over age 70.

The arrested were part of a three-day gathering of about 40 activists from throughout the U.S. called "The Heartland Speaks," which included presentations on militarization and the environment, impact of the use and production of depleted uranium munitions, the lethal use of the A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog) military jet, the face of warmaking, and nonviolent peacebuilding.

Arrested and jailed for criminal trespass were Janie Stein, 50, and Martin Bates, 53, conference organizers in Salina; Sister Agnes Caroline Teter, 79, of Salina; Frank Cordaro, 57, of Des Moines Catholic Worker; Ralph

Added: Jan-5-2009 Occurred On: Oct-15-2008
By: wildclearing
Citizen Journalism
Tags: civil disobedience, Heartland Speaks, A10 Warthog, military air show protest, nonviolent direct action, depleted uranium munitions
Location: Salina, Kansas, United States (load item map)
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