Local Anti-nuclear Activist Awaits Federal Trial from her West Hill Home

April 10, 2019

The Ithaca Voice

Local Anti-nuclear Activist Awaits Federal Trial from her West Hill Home


ITHACA, N.Y. – In the early morning hours of April 4, 2018, Clare Grady arrived at the Kings Bay Naval Base on the coast of Georgia, where the Trident nuclear missile system is stored. She’d traveled there with six other anti-nuclear activists, but they parted ways in the parking lot: two to a monument to nuclear weapons, three to the bunkers where weapons are stored.

Grady, 60, a longtime Ithaca Catholic Worker, and Martha Hennessey, granddaughter of Dorothy Day, headed toward the Strategic Weapons Facility, Atlantic building, the base’s administrative headquarters. It was dark, but they were in plain sight. There were workers in the parking lot, workers inside the building, Grady said in a retelling of the action featured on Democracy Now.

But Grady wasn’t worried about getting caught. Following a family legacy of Catholic resistance, Grady considers anti-nuclear actions and their adjudication to be part of bearing witness to government violence.

With Hennessey, Grady strung crime scene tape across the door to the building and hung an indictment for war crimes. The two poured small vials of their blood on the ground. They held a banner reading, “The Ultimate Logic of Trident: Omnicide,” and spray painted the walkway, “Love One Another.”…

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