Clare Grady at 100 Seconds To Midnight by Susie Day, Counterpunch, Dec. 2, 2020
April 4, 2018, fifty years after Martin Luther King’s murder: Seven white, aging Catholic peace activists cut a fence and enter Georgia’s Kings Bay Naval Base, the largest nuclear submarine base in the world. They carry hammers and bottles of their own blood to deface nuclear monuments, and banners decrying “omnicide”: the unimaginable destruction promised by nuclear weapons, not only of human life, but of life on Earth. They read a statement, repenting of “the sin of white supremacy” and resisting U.S. “militarism that has employed violence to enforce global domination.” They’re arrested and thrown into jail.
Heartfelt and daring, this protest was meant to be known around the world. It’s barely been noticed.