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Interviews with Jim Douglass

Posted by Ryan Hall
07.14.15
Jim Douglass and nuclear weapons

Jim and Shelley Douglass at a recent protest near the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a weapons facility that produces all uranium parts for U.S. nuclear weapons. From left to right, Br. Utsumi Shonin, the late Jesuit Father Bill Bichsel, Sr. Denise Laffin, Shelley Douglass and Jim Douglass. This photo was taken at a recent protest near the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a weapons facility that produces all uranium parts for U.S. nuclear weapons.

Jim and Shelley Douglass at a recent protest near the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a weapons facility that produces all uranium parts for U.S. nuclear weapons. From left to right, Br. Utsumi Shonin, the late Jesuit Father Bill Bichsel, Sr. Denise Laffin, Shelley Douglass and Jim Douglass. This photo was taken at a recent protest near the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a weapons facility that produces all uranium parts for U.S. nuclear weapons.

In the past two months, the Bay Area’s Street Spirit Newspaper, a publication of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) that reports extensively on homelessness and the struggle for social justice, posted a series of interviews they have done with author and activist Jim Douglass. 

The interviews highlight stories of resistance to nuclear weapons as well as the practice of nonviolent resistance.  With under one month to go before the anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, these articles provide a reminder why the struggle to ban nuclear weapons remains crucial to humanities survival.  

You can find a link to each interview on the Street Spirit Website here.

If you’d like to take part in a public witness against nuclear weapons, you can join Campaign Nonviolence and many others at the Los Alamos, NM Peace Vigils August 6th and 9th, part of the Campaign Nonviolence National Conference, which will also be livestreamed online for free.  Learn more about the livestream schedule here.

Sunflower- No Nuclear weapons

Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Courtesy Ground Zero Center

If you are in the Southern California area, you can join local activists on August 5th at the Santa Monica Chain Reaction peace sculpture.  Learn more here.  

In the Northern California Bay Area you can join activists on August 6th at the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab. Learn more here.

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