[TC SURJ] PLEASE POST: Clare Grady's Festival of Hope - Feb. 7, 4pm ET - Update
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From: Beth Harris <beth55harris@...>
Date: Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 2:01 AM
Subject: [TC SURJ] PLEASE POST: Clare Grady's Festival of Hope - Feb. 7, 4pm ET - Update
To: SURJ TC <tc-surj@...>, talkingcirc <talking-circle-alumni@...>
Before antiracist, antiwar activist Clare Grady leaves Ithaca and enters federal prison, she will speak at a virtual Festival of Hope, along with activists who challenge different aspects of Rev. Dr. King's triplets: racism (white supremacy), materialism (global capitalism), and militarism (global military dominance).
Please RSVP here for the Zoom information https://www.codepink.org/02072021.... Or you can also watch the event on the CODEPINK YouTube channel, on the Kings Bay Plowshares YouTube channel, and on the Kings Bay Plowshares Facebook page.
Below is an invitation to this inspiring Festival of Hope and an update on the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, including Clare, who were sentenced for their "crime" of symbolically dismantling nuclear weapons. The real criminals are the governments brandishing omnicidal nuclear weapons. They refuse to sign or comply with the international Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
In The End of Imagination, Arundhati Roy identifies nuclear weapons as the "ultimate colonizer": "It is such supreme folly to believe that nuclear weapons are deadly only if they’re used. The fact that they exist at all, their very presence in our lives, will wreck more havoc than we can begin to fathom. Nuclear weapons pervade our thinking. Control our behaviour. Administer our societies. Inform our dreams. They bury themselves like meat hooks deep in the base of our brains. They are purveyors of madness. They are the ultimate colonizer. Whiter than any white man who ever lived. The very heart of whiteness."
The Festival of Hope will shine light on resistance to this "heart of whiteness."
With love and solidarity,
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