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Seattle's Ground Zero Anti Nuclear Movement, Occupy and 1960s Resistance

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In the 1960s, resistors of the draft had no cell phones, social websites or even broad range fame.  Many were scorned.  How did they organize?  Many were thrown in jail, federal prison and fled the country.  Their resistance permeated civil rights, the Vietnam War, the Farmers United Workers movement (organizing Unions), etc.  Father Lawrence Rosebaugh was a part of all of this.  Tonight, we will take his book and compare experience from his life including him illegally climbing into a Georgia army base and talk about the difference of resistance movement of the 1960s-80s to todays movements of Occupy and Black Lives Matter.

We will also discuss other movements like Cindy Sheehan's despair over her son, Casey's death.  Code Pink was involved with war resistance.

In the 1980s Ground Zero established close ties with Nipponzan Myohoji, a pacifist Buddhist order from Japan, who worked with the Ground Zero community to build a peace pagoda. Unfortunately, the peace pagoda was never completed due to repeated denials for a land-use permit from the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners. Members of the greater Kitsap community also voiced their rejection of the proposed building in local newspapers. In May 1982 a temporary geodesic dome, which had been used for the monks' religious ceremonies, was destroyed in an act of arson. A stupa was later erected on the grounds as a memorial.  http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org

To Wisdom Through Failure

A Journey of Compassion, Resistance and Hope

by Larry Rosebaugh, OMI

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