Peace Briefs


Kansas air show action

CPTers and supporters were among eight people arrested October 15 at the Salina, Kansas, bombing and strafing air show.

The action was part of a three-day gathering focusing on militarization, the environment, impacts of depleted uranium munitions and nonviolent peace-building.

Swedes disarm Iraq-bound weapons

CPT Reserve Corps member Martin Smedjeback and three other activists entered two arms plants in Sweden 16 October and disarmed weapons destined for use in Iraq.

The simultaneous actions at BAE Systems and Saab plants disabled antitank grenade launchers, parts for Howitzer 77 and Archer artillery systems and other armaments used in the illegal war and occupation of Iraq. After disabling the weapons, the activists alerted police of their presence inside the supposedly high-security areas.

"When your government supports an illegal war and sells arms to dictatorships, it's time for ordinary citizens like us to take action," said supporter Annika Spalde.