Nonviolence on Trial
Tuesday, April 4, 2000, at 2:15 p.m. Ashland County Circuit Court - 3rd Floor, County Courthouse, Ashland, Wisconsin
Four nuclear weapons resisters who crossed the line January 23, 2000 at the Navy's ELF submarine transmitter will go on trial for "trespassing." They're charged with an Ashland County ordinance violation. They face a maximum of 6 months in jail and or a $1,000 fine.
The defendants are:
SCOTT GRIFFITHS, 26, of Cornucopia, Wisc.
SCOTT MATHERN-JABOBSON, 29, of Duluth, Minn.
LINCOLN RICE, 23, of Milwaukee, Wisc.
MATTHEW SCHAAF, 23, of Winnipeg, Manitoba
(A 5th defendant, JOEL KILGOUR, 23, of Duluth, Minn., will be tried separately, May 2, at 1:30)
The January demonstration - done in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr - was a nonviolent protest against the continued U.S. threat to launch nuclear weapons posed by Project ELF and the U.S. Trident submarine fleet. The U.S. government's 18 Trident submarines, with their 3,000-plus nuclear warheads, carry the equivalent of 70,000 Hiroshima blasts.
PLEASE SUPPORT THESE RESISTERS IN COURT. SPREAD WORD OF THE TRIAL IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Contact: Nukewatch, P.O. Box 649, Luck, WI 54853, (715) 472-4185 email: firstname.lastname@example.org