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Title: Remembering 25th Anniv Brian Wilson Run Over @ Concord Blocking Munitions to Central Amer.
START DATE: Saturday September 01
TIME: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location Details:
DIRECTIONS: I-680N to CA-242N toward Pittsburg. Exit Port Chicago Hwy/CA-4 W
3B, toward Richmond;
Take the Port Chicago Hwy North exit on the left. Go North approx. 1 mile to
CNSW and THE TRACKS
Event Type: Vigil/Ritual
REMEMBERING NUREMBERG ACTIONS
AND RECOMMITTING OURSELVES

Join S. Brian Willson, Daniel Ellsberg & Many Others
on
Saturday, September 1st
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

On the
25th Anniversary

Of the Day

S. Brian Willson
Was Run Down & Nearly Killed by a US Navy Munitions Train While Engaging in Nuremberg Actions' Nonviolent Blockade in Protest of Weapons Shipments to Central America.

AT THE TRACKS
CONCORD NAVAL WEAPONS STATION
Located 30 Miles East of San Francisco

Join:
* Brian Willson
* Holley Rauen
* Daniel Ellsberg
* David Hartsough
and the
* Nuremberg Actions Community

As We Remember that Fateful Day, Honor Our Heroes Who Have Passed and
Recommit Ourselves.

David Duncombe - (Died June 11th, 2011) & Duncan Murphy - (Died July 28th,
2012)
Both were on the tracks with Brian on September 1st, 1987.

MUSIC!
Max Ventura * Francisco Herrera * Daniel Zwickel & Other Friends.

BRING: Food, Sunscreen, Water and Stories to share.

DIRECTIONS: I-680N to CA-242N toward Pittsburg. Exit Port Chicago Hwy/CA-4 W
3B, toward Richmond;
Take the Port Chicago Hwy North exit on the left. Go North approx. 1 mile to
CNSW and THE TRACKS

MORE INFO Contact Sherri Maurin: smaurin [at] aol.com
David Hartsough: davidhartsough [at] igc.org (Traveling: Limited Access)
PRESS CONTACT Mark Coplan: 510-472-3811

http://www.brianwillson.com

For Immediate Release
PRESS CONTACT: Mark Coplan ~ 510.472.3811 markcoplanpio [at] comcast.net

Nuremberg Actions Gathers at Concord Naval Weapons Station for 25th
Anniversary
Join Nuremberg Actions, S. Brian Willson, Holley Rauen, David Hartsough,
Daniel Ellsberg and others at the tracks of the Concord Naval Weapons
Station this Saturday, September 1st from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the 25th
Anniversary of the vigil at the tracks: "Remembering Nuremberg Actions".

In the summer of 1987, a small group of peace activists and veterans who had
completed a fast at the nation's capital the previous fall, formed Nuremberg
Actions. They began a vigil outside of the Concord Naval Weapons Station
announcing their intent to begin blocking weapons trucks and trains on
September 1st in a nonviolent protest against weapons shipments to Central
America. On that day, after clergy formally notified the base that Americans
would be sitting on the tracks in a non-violent blockade, Vietnam veteran S.
Brian Willson was run down and nearly killed by a US Navy Munitions train.
The others suffered various injuries, but Brian lost both of his legs.

A court order upheld Nuremberg Actions' right to maintain a 24 hour vigil at
the site where Brian was attacked. For three years the community maintained
the site and blocked every weapons train and truck as they moved towards
ships to be loaded for Central America. The intentional community of 20 to
30 people hosted over a thousand Northern California activists who joined in
the protest weekly or monthly, and an estimated 100,000 visitors from every
corner of the nation, and from around the world in those three years. The
Nuremberg community will return to remember that fateful day, honor heroes
who have passed, and recommit to peace and social justice.

When asked to reflect on that day 25 years ago and what it means today Brian
responded, "Those who control the present control the past, and those who
control the past control the future. As memory is obliterated, people
possess no frame of reference for assessing present policies. Thus, imperial
history repeats itself over and over. Criminal policy? Why, not us.
Preserving memories such as the crime at Concord 25 years ago reminds us of
the importance of critical thinking and disobedience to state lawlessness."

DIRECTIONS: I-680N to CA-242N toward Pittsburg. Exit Port Chicago Hwy/CA-4 W
3B, toward Richmond; Take the Port Chicago Hwy North exit on the left. Go
North approx. 1 mile to CNWS and THE TRACKS

MORE INFO: Sherri Maurin ~ smaurin [at] aol.com * David Hartsough ~
davidhartsough [at] igc.org
PRESS CONTACT: Mark Coplan ~ 510.472.3811 markcoplanpio [at] comcast.net



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